Bigotry in Fort Worth

Bigotry in Fort Worth

Recently, elements of the Tarrant County GOP have campaigned to remove Dr. Shahid Shafi from his leadership position in the local Republican Party because he is Muslim. This is outrageous and should be opposed strenuously by every Republican and patriotic American. Ours is a country founded upon certain ideas about the nature of man and the role of government. Americans look…

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Fort Worth’s Bond Election

Fort Worth’s Bond Election

On May 5, Fort Worth voters will go to the polls to decide on the largest bond proposal in city history. The $399.5 million election is split between six propositions, the largest of which provides $261.6 million for street improvements.  The rest of the money will be spent on a plethora of public goodies, including public art, parks, libraries, and…

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How Not To Fix Fort Worth: A Response to Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

How Not To Fix Fort Worth: A Response to Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Bud Kennedy should be commended for thinking big and long-term with regards to Fort Worth’s future (“Here’s How to Fix Fort Worth“). Unfortunately, his ideas mostly range from the superficial to the counterproductive. It is hard to disagree with Kennedy’s “image” suggestions: embrace a “modern west” mindset, abandon Dallas-envy, emphasize Trinity Trails, etc. However, it is difficult to imagine that…

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A NEW VOICE IN TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY

A NEW VOICE IN TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY

Texas is at a crossroads. Demographic changes and migration from other parts of the United States and world are transforming the state, leading to both new challenges and new opportunities. Incredible economic growth is attracting new residents, new businesses, and new industries. In many ways, we may be on the verge of a new Texas Golden Age of unprecedented prosperity…

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