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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. More Trouble Brewing, Texas Edition

 

Alamo_Beer_Near_Hays_Bridge_(2015-03-26_18.18.42_by_Nan_Palmer)On the Right these days, we’re apt to say that, however bad things might be at the federal level, they’re going relatively well within the states — particularly in those places with Republican majorities. But while outliers always exist, it’s hard to square that stereotype with a 2013 Texas law that denies Lone Star breweries that produce more than 125,000 barrels of beer the right to sell the distribution rights for their products. As described by the Institute For Justice, which is representing three breweries in a challenge to the law:

[I]f Revolver Brewing wants to use a distributor to have its beer distributed in Houston, it is required to select one distributor. That distributor will be the only source of Revolver’s beer in Houston, and every bar, restaurant and liquor store will have to buy Revolver from that single source.

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Of Texas, I mean. I know that talk of secession seems to rile up the northerners (and some Westerners too) on the site but I’m not here to advocate, merely speculate. More

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Of a lazy weekend afternoon, I sometimes like to listen to music that could fairly be called sentimental. I have already surprised some of the fine folk here with some of these songs, but I figure, there likely are people who love this music more than I do or know it better or the man, […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Speech of Political Manliness

 

Leadership is deeds, not speeches (except, one supposes, speeches that take on the force of deeds). The media and Washington-the-place are the problem. The surplus of spirit in the people is the solution. The president should serve something greater than himself — like Washington-the-man going back to his farm, a very Cincinnatus, relinquishing power after fully discharging his duties. Mr. Perry obviously believes he would not shrink in the comparison — he could withstand the gaze of millions, like the poet says.

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The closest I get to voting in American elections is the Ricochet poll–at least until I figure out everything about the advantages of life as an illegal immigrant, which I am told is necessary if I ever want someone to do my biopic… I always vote for Mr. Perry first, hoping against hope that he […]

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Count me as one of those lapsed members who finally came back. No fatted calf expected, but I did pick a rough week to rejoin, didn’t I? During the months of my hiatus my father passed away. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s for years and had been in hospice for a while, so this was […]

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First, some introduction from National Journal: U.S. Special Operations Command is preparing to launch a five-month, multi-state exercise across private and public land to prepare Army special forces for threats anywhere in the world. 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 appears Sunday. When it appears, I post the previous week’s review on Ricochet. Seawriter More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Captain Rick Perry: Time for a Military Man in the White House?

 

“More than any election since 1980,” ace pollster Kellyanne Conway tells me, “2016 will be a national-security contest.” And she says former governor Rick Perry may have the best chance to convince voters that he can be commander-in-chief.

Let’s think on that. With the world in turmoil, who do you really want sitting across the negotiating table from Vladimir Putin, the Iranian mullahs, or the Chinese? How about a military man to command the war to destroy radical-Islamic jihadism?

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This Texas Monthly cover isn’t really COC compliant. I felt I needed to link it anyway. It has me wondering whether the jubilee has come. More

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Coaches, CEOs and campaign managers often tell their charges, “never let them see you sweat.” Cool confidence rattles your opponents, making them second-guess their game plan or poll numbers.

The opposite of this air of inevitability is the flop sweater. A rookie stand-up who realizes the audience isn’t getting his jokes. The boxer begging his trainer to call the fight. Or, Wendy Davis.

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Via Dennis Prager’s Facebook page, a reminder from WND that even in Texas government is a circus. Officials with the city of Houston, Texas, who are defending a controversial ordinance that would allow men to use women’s restrooms now have demanded to see the sermons preached by several area pastors. [….] More

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By now, you might have read that there is an “imminent” terrorist threat originating from the Texas-Mexico border. It was first reported by Judicial Watch and then confirmed (and yet an “exclusive”) by Breitbart. (h/t Cornelius) Is it ISIS or Al Qaeda? Same garbage, different day. (h/t Annika) More

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