On May 20, 2017 Republican Party of Texas Chairman Tom Mechler resigned, setting in motion a contest to replace him at the top of the Texas GOP. Among the candidates to announce is James Dickey, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party, based in Austin. Dickey is a longtime activist … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 043 – Candidate for RPT Chairman – James Dickey
United Republicans of Harris County presents County Judge Ed Emmett for a frank discussion on the 2016 election: "What Happened, Lessons We Learned, and How Do We Win in 2018?" Judge Emmett addresses the dynamics of the 2016 election, how the GOP and Democrats responded to the challenges, the national and local effects, and how … Continue reading United Republicans of Harris County presents County Judge Ed Emmett 05/04/17
Federal judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos - on a mission to "persist" perhaps - ruled last week that Texas' voter ID law not only discriminates against minorities and/or the poor and/or the "disenfranchised" - but does so intentionally. That the judge was appointed by former President Barack Obama probably has nothing at all to do with her myopic … Continue reading Judicial Misrule on Texas Voter ID
In 2013, Senate Democrats, led by (thankfully now retired) Harry Reid employed the so-called "Nuclear Option" to force President Obama's radical and extreme nominees through confirmation over the objections of Republicans. The change was so significant that Reid and his leadership team held a victory party with liberal activists afterward in a room just off … Continue reading Harry Reid Leads Democrats to Self-Destruct
George T. Farrell is Chairman of BlakPAC, a political action committee primarily working to assist Black Conservatives qualify for office nationwide. The group also works to elect Black, Latino and Asian conservatives to office, opening and expanding the GOP to new voters and candidates. During the 2016 election, those efforts proved to be decisive, as BlakPAC engineered … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 041 – George T. Farrell, Chairman of BlakPAC
Today, in an historic moment on a beautiful spring day in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, Justice Neil Gorsuch was sworn in by his longtime mentor and fellow Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of vaunted judicial hero, Antonin Scalia. President Trump introduced the … Continue reading Neil Gorsuch is Sworn-In as Associate Justice of SCOTUS
David Balat is a professional healthcare executive and former hospital CEO who specializes in finance and business development. His consulting firm specialized in turning around struggling health care organizations, rescuing troubled businesses and growing them into thriving, profitable organizations. David was born and raised in Houston, to parents who moved to the United States from the … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 040 – David Balat for U.S. Congress (TX CD-7)
Elbert Guillory is a former member of the Louisiana State Senate, who represented District 24, including his native Opelousas, from May 2, 2009, until January 11, 2016, when his full term to which he was elected in 2011 ended. In 2013 Guillory gained national recognition when he switched parties, leaving the Democrats and joining the Republican Party. In … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 039 – Former Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory
Brian S. Trascher is a New Orleans businessman who has helped to bridge the divide that often exists between business and politics. He is a Senior Partner at Gulf South Strategies, and the Principal of Laws and Sausage, LLC, where he offers corporate consulting and training through Citizen Advocacy Workshops. Brian's recently published book - … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 038 – Brian Trascher – Author of “Laws and Sausage”
A Pasadena, Texas resident since 1949, Robert Talton has led a life built on service to his family, his community and his church. His professional career has taken him from serving his country in the United States Air Force Reserves at Ellington AFB to protecting the streets of Pasadena as a police officer, to service … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 037 – Robert Talton for Pasadena Mayor
Amy Kremer was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia and is running to fill the seat left vacant in Georgia’s 6th District by longtime congressman Tom Price, who joined the Trump Administration as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Over the last nine years, Amy has been on the front lines of the grassroots … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 034 – Amy Kremer for Congress (Special Election GA-6)
On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt sponsored a Precinct Chair Legislative Workshop for Harris County Precinct Chairs with updates from the Texas Senate from Bettencourt and Texas House Updates from State Representatives. HCRP Chair Paul Simpson talked about the work underway at the county level. Bettencourt addressed Property Tax Legislation, State Representative Dwayne Bohac … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 032 – Republican Precinct Chair 2017 Legislative Workshop
While Barack Obama was voted into office twice and served two disastrous terms as President of the United States, he received one of the lowest approval ratings from Americans. Via Gallup polling, as an average over his entire term, Obama received an approval rating of 47.9% - lower than almost all his predecessors since Gallup … Continue reading America Didn’t Approve of Obama’s Presidency
As America’s debt continues to grow, and American workers shoulder more of the burden of neverending fiscal irresponsibility, Americans For Fair Taxation - a US political advocacy group dedicated to fundamental tax code replacement - has led the way in advocacy and activism. As Chairman and President of Americans For Fair Taxation, Steven L. Hayes … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 031 – Steven L. Hayes of Americans For Fair Taxation
A trump supporter wearing the iconic red "Make America Great Again" hat uses a fire extinguisher to snuff out fires ignited by anti-Trump rioters. Violence and destruction were sporadic in areas around the capitol during the day of Trump's inauguration.
In celebration of a day long awaited - January 20, 2017 – the Harris County Republican Party held a watch party to observe and celebrate the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump at Ninfa’s - a Houston institution for TexMex. I spoke with former Judge Clyde Leuchtag, County Chair Paul Simpson, and Houston Young Republican … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 030 – Harris County GOP & the Trump Inauguration
While education reform is seemingly a constant agenda item for the Texas Legislature, during this session it has taken on a new shape as School Choice. Republicans, led by Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick, are taking on the challenge of expanding school choice to all. Two people working on the front lines to help implement … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 029 – Peggy Venable and Aaron Smith on School Choice
Autry Pruitt is the author of Planes, Steak, and Water: Defending Donald J. Trump (available at BelieveDonald.com), and worked as a Trump Campaign surrogate during the election cycle. He is a board member of Americans for Fair Taxation (FairTax.org), and he hosts his own radio show on the Red State Radio Network. He joined the show … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 028 – Autry Pruitt
Rob Maness is a former candidate for the United States Senate from Louisiana, and a retired Colonel with a record of service to the nation of more than 32 years. He is currently the owner of Iron Liberty Group, and Chairman of GatorPAC, a group that works to educate political activists on effective ways to … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 027 – Col. Rob Maness of GatorPAC
Former Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey was first elected in 2001 as Representative. He previously served in the Reagan administration, and served as the honorary chairman of the Stop Hillary PAC. He currently works with Committee to Defend the President to support President-Elect Donald Trump from leftist attacks and continue to rally grassroots support behind … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 026 – Ted Harvey of Stop Hillary PAC
It was George Santayana who sagely quipped that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It is a lesson the Clinton cabal has seemingly never had to learn over a 40 year-long crime spree. However, as many, including the great Dr. Martin Luther King have reminded us, "the arc of the moral … Continue reading On This Day – 1998: Bill Clinton Impeached, 2016: Hillary Clinton Rejected
There have been many times in American history when disasters have been averted, and only afterward do we understand the significance of the escape. Rarer still are those occasions in which not only are people aware of the danger avoided, but that the avoiding of the disaster is anticipated, announced and broadcast on national television. … Continue reading On This Day in 2000 – Al Gore Concedes the Presidential Election
Every four years, after the General Election, the states convene a meeting of the members of the Electoral College to formally elect the President of the United States. Under normal circumstances, those Electors merely affirm the popular vote as determined by citizens. However, every so often, a “Faithless Elector” confronts the moral challenge of casting … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 025 – Keeping Faith in the Electoral College
This poll ran on Twitter over a period of 24 hours. https://twitter.com/VladDavidiuk/status/803695011338604544 Only 16 votes were tallied, but the results were illuminating nonetheless. More than half of the respondents believe that Ambassador John Bolton would be the person best suited to become the next Secretary of State. With candidates ranging from Bolton to Mitt Romney, Bob … Continue reading Twitter Poll – 11/29/16 – Who is best suited to be the next Secretary of State?
Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez served a total of 18 years in the Houston Police Department, and retired as a sergeant in 2009. He was then elected to represent District H on Houston City Council and served until 2015, when term limits ended his tenure. He takes office as Sheriff on January 1, 2017, but … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 024 – Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez
I shared the attached image on Facebook the other day, following the conclusion of the election. I added "If the shoe fits..." to the post as a way of encouraging thoughtful reflection on the message being presented. A Facebook friend objected and responded to the post by pointing out that as a candidate, the President-elect … Continue reading We Hate You. Vote For Us.
This poll ran on Twitter over a period of 24 hours. https://twitter.com/VladDavidiuk/status/795756128844021760 Only 20 votes were tallied, but the results were illuminating nonetheless. While 95% of respondents indicated that they either voted early, by mail or will vote on election day, 5% declared they would not be voting at all. In 2016. The most consequential and … Continue reading Twitter Poll – 11/07/16 – Election 2016: What is your Voting Status?
Put the bucket of antacids down for a minute. Donald Trump is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. Let that sink in for a minute. Have you finished throwing up? Ok. Keep reading. Your nominee, Hillary Clinton is falling in the polls with days left before the election, the Clinton Foundation … Continue reading Election 2016: An Open Letter to my Progressive / Liberal / Democrat Friends and Family
Judge Linda Garcia was unanimously appointed by Harris County Commissioners Court as judge of the newly-created Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 16 in December 2015 and took the bench on January 4, 2016. She is running to keep her seat on the bench. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Garcia was a prosecutor … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 023 – Judge Linda Garcia, County Criminal Court at Law 16
America is in desperate need of principled, ethical, responsible leadership - qualities which are not to be found in either major party nominee this year. It is time to look beyond the traditional party boundaries for answers that address the concerns shared by the vast majority of Americans. We stand at a precipice. Hillary Clinton is the most … Continue reading Why I’m Voting for Evan McMullin