The Arena

Unexpectedly!
Posted August 12, 2013 by Nathanael Ferguson

This is another example of why the expectations of environmental scientists should not drive public policy. Scientists are puzzled by unexpected drop in number of turtle nests on Texas coast.

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Good Question
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

Are we losing our freedom of speech?

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Thanks For The Jobs, Shale
Posted August 09, 2013 by Nathanael Ferguson

In case anyone missed it, there’s a jobs boom in the energy industry and a good chunk of those jobs are right here in Texas.

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A Tax Reprieve
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

It’s Tax Free Weekend in Texas. Stock up without sending more of your hard earned money to the government coffers!

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Meet Randy Neugebauer
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

U.S. Representative Randy Neugebauer will be hosting a series of town hall meetings next week. Remember, political victories go to those who bother to show up…

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For The Birds
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

People in Texas will suffer because the federal government cares more about birds.

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Owl vs. Owl
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

The federal government wants to add to the list of endangered species in Texas. We support environmental stewardship but let’s be honest, the federal government has a poor track record with intervening in…just about everything. Endangered species designations lead to excessive interventions that destroy businesses, kill jobs, and undercut private property rights. Sometimes the designations lead to a lot of whacky decisions by bureaucrats who are clearly in over their heads. The latest example is the recent decision to kill thousands of one species of owl in order to make room for another species of owl. Brilliant!

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Student Debt: The Non-Scandal Scandal
Posted August 08, 2013 by Nathanael Ferguson

Student DebtStudent debt is a crushing burden on a great number of college graduates in Texas and across the nation. The student debt bomb will explode. It’s not so much a matter of if, but when. The tragedy of it is that the debt bomb was a foreseeable and avoidable problem that can be directly attributed to government policy. The scandal of it is that it’s a public policy problem that the media doesn’t seem to want to hold the political class accountable for.

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Securing The Border
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland is leading a congressional delegation to Israel to learn more about immigration and border security. U.S. Rep Michael McCaul of Texas is leading a congressional delegation to the Texas-Mexico border to learn more about immigration and border security. We wonder which delegation will be most productive in gathering information relevant to securing the U.S.-Mexico Border.

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Spend Spend Spend
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

Yes, well he will have to in order to compete with the significant out of state money Wendy Davis will bring to the campaign if she decides to run for governor. Abbot Campaign Spends on Consultants and Advertising. Just consider it a little economic stimulus.

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