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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Let Recovered Drug Money Pay for the Wall

 

I receive emails from Ted Cruz headquarters. I voted for him when he ran for President and his recent email is worth sharing. He’s introducing term limits as well as the El Chapo Act, suggesting that recovered drug money could pay for border security. Meanwhile, the Democrats offer no solutions, just obstruction. Here is Senator Cruz’s latest email letter below: What do you think about his suggestions?

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Spending my teenage years growing up in Laredo, TX, was not a particularly easy or pleasant experience. Amongst the many annoyances one had to deal with in a culturally isolated South Texas border town was a lack of quality English-language programming on the radio. If you weren’t into silly bubble-gum pop or a multitude of Spanish-language musical genres, you were out of luck. Thus, I had to rely heavily on AM radio stations broadcasting from San Antonio, some 150 miles up I-35.

Among the ones I listened to most were KTSA 550-AM, a talk radio station (on which I would discover a dynamic young conservative talk show host named Rush Limbaugh in June 1991) and KKYX 680-AM, a country music station that every Friday featured a college football program hosted by then-Texas Tech head coach William “Spike” Dykes.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see multiple non-partisan experts insist the Republicans still have a shot at keep a majority in the House of Representatives, although the odds are not in their favor. They also shudder as Democrats look to be in strong position to win […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. October Surprises Breaking Republicans’ Way?

 

It is axiomatic that, each October, the media will unveil embarrassing, negative, damaging things about Republican candidates. The timing is intended to hurt Republicans and help Democrats at the ballot box. If the media doesn’t do it, a Republican self-sabotages. 2018 is different.

Media Revelations 

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see Ted Cruz opening up a nine point lead over Beto O’Rourke in the Texas U.S. Senate race and it looks like very few voters are likely to change their minds. They also react to former Attorney General Eric Holder telling […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Democrats Lose a Vote

 

My US Representative is a Republican nonentity who has been in office since 2003. I’m not a Republican, but I’ve voted for him every election because he has the sterling attribute of being not a Democrat. Even though I receive his taxpayer-supported newsletter in the mail occasionally, I can’t tell you what he stands for. I’ve never met him in person, but he seems to have all the personality of a potted plant. A plastic potted plant.

This is a highly Republican district, so in most elections the Democrat Party runs a Who? against him. This year is different. His opponent is a dynamic and charismatic ex-Army helicopter pilot. She obviously has a lot of resources and support. My wife and I have had at least a dozen mailers from her, and every other YouTube video I watch has an ad from her preceding it. What have I heard from the incumbent? Zilch.

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I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review normally appears Wednesdays. When it appears, I post the review here on the following Sunday. More

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I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review normally appears Wednesdays. When it appears, I post the review here on the following Sunday. Book Review ‘Battle of the Brazos’ a fascinating sports and mystery story By […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Will of the Wisp

 

will-o’-the-wisp: noun

  1. (Also called: friar’s lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o’-lantern) A pale flame or phosphorescence sometimes seen over marshy ground at night. It is believed to be due to the spontaneous combustion of methane or other hydrocarbons originating from decomposing organic matter
  2. A person or thing that is elusive or allures and misleads

There are probably few ship types surrounded by as much romance as the Civil War blockade runner. It was risky, but not illegal. It was not smuggling. Rather, it was an attempt to circumvent a wartime blockade – a blockade that was legal only in so far as it could stop neutrals from entering or exiting a port declared blockaded.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are excited after a new poll shows Republican Josh Hawley leading incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race. They also think Beto O’Rourke and the Democratic Party are wasting money on the Texas U.S. Senate race, as incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz […]

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Since @stad published his “rules of civilized behavior” for New Jersey refugees relocating to South Carolina, I thought I’d ask for Ricochetti help for what I should be careful of as Mrs. Tabby and I move from western New York state (Rochester) to Weatherford, Texas (about 20 miles west of Fort Worth) this summer. We […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are fully aware that Democrats may have a good year in the midterms but Tuesday’s primary results suggest the Democrats still have a long way to go in Texas. However, they don’t like the departure of chief Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn and they […]

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The Texas tale for 2018? Republicans are still in the race. In fact, Ned Ryun of American Majority says the GOP is going to keep control of Congress. Is he right? Texas GOP consultant Derek Ryan tells us how things look on the ground in the Lone Star state. More

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Book Review Book traces activities of army in Texas frontier By MARK LARDAS More

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https://archinect.com/news/article/150048560/austin-in-favor-of-boycotting-companies-involved-in-trump-s-border-wall Can the Congress add a feature to its sanctuary cities disciplinary policy that includes this type of border security interference (by contractor harassment)? It certainly seems counter to national security related efforts to find best qualified contractors at least cost. I can see where we can’t prohibit private behavior campaigns, but should a state […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. In Praise of a Texas Summer

 

I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.

For me that was the summer of 1979, the year I graduated from college. I drove down to Texas from Michigan with my wife Janet in a brand-new car that lacked air conditioning. (Yes, they still made cars without air conditioning back then when the wooly mammoths still roamed freely.) We learned the joys of Texas 2-55 air conditioning that summer (the two front windows rolled down as you go 55 mph down a Texas highway – it was so long ago the double-nickel speed limit was the law).

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Whoa, Nellie! Keith Jackson dies at 89

 

He was the first voice of Monday Night Football, an excellent baseball play-by-play man, but Keith Jackson will forever be remembered as the voice of Autumn Saturday afternoons and ABC College Football. He has died aged 89.

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