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Ken Paxton

April 2, 2017
Border Wall

Will Bigger Border Wall Help Texas?

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in the Austin American-Statesman. Image is an original illustration by artist M. Scott Byers. Back in 2014, then-Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said he was “deeply concerned...
December 14, 2016

Top 10 Worst Texans of 2016

10. Texas Republicans in Congress These guys want to build Trump’s border wall ( Michael McCaul ), dismantle the Affordable Care Act ( Pete Sessions ), gut social security ( Sam Johnson ), think a “lady needs to be told when she’s being nasty,” ( Brian...
July 28, 2016
Ken Paxton $100,000

Ken Paxton Takes Unethical $100K "Gift"

Attorney General Ken Paxton is in the headlines again, and as usual it’s not a good look for our state. Paxton has been revealed to have accepted a gift of $100,000 for his legal defense fund from the head of a company that his office was supposed to be...
June 10, 2016
Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton

The Supreme Self-Regard of Texas Republican Leaders

The following column originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman . Texas’ Republican leaders sure do love government — their own government, that is. Republicans dominate Texas state government; the federal and local governments, not so much...
June 6, 2016
Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, Sid Miller

The Emergency Leave Scandal is Worse Than You Think

The use of “emergency leave” was once so restricted that the Texas Legislature in 2013 passed a bill making it clear that state employees called to duty in the National Guard or other military services would be granted the leave. This view puts the lie to...