The American Chronicles – Ep. 033 – Dr. Richard Haass of CFR on “A World in Disarray”


Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations spoke with members of the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston on February 16, 2017, offering a profound and timely examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder as a new administration takes office and as President Obama's foreign policy legacy is assessed and discussed. Dr. … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 033 – Dr. Richard Haass of CFR on “A World in Disarray”

The American Chronicles – Ep. 032 – Republican Precinct Chair 2017 Legislative Workshop


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 031 – Steven L. Hayes of Americans For Fair Taxation


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 030 – Harris County GOP & the Trump 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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 029 – Peggy Venable and Aaron Smith on School Choice


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 028 – Autry Pruitt


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 027 – Col. Rob Maness of GatorPAC


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 026 – Ted Harvey of Stop Hillary PAC


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 025 – Keeping Faith in the Electoral College


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 024 – Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 023 – Judge Linda Garcia, County Criminal Court at Law 16


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 022 – Devon Anderson for Harris County District Attorney


Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, the embattled Republican incumbent, is campaigning to retain her office while also tackling numerous challenges. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, she beat back a challenge from Democrat Kim Ogg in 2014 to win the office outright, but faces Ogg in a rematch in November's election. Anderson joined the show to … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 022 – Devon Anderson for Harris County District Attorney

The American Chronicles – Ep. 021 – Kim Ogg for Harris County District Attorney


Kim Ogg is the Democratic nominee challenging Republican incumbent Devon Anderson to become the Harris County District Attorney. Two years ago in 2014, she challenged Anderson and fell short in the election. This time, Ogg says she's running against Devon Anderson's record, and is offering herself to county residents as an alternative choice for the DA's Office. … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 021 – Kim Ogg for Harris County District Attorney

The American Chronicles – Ep. 020 – TPPF’s Michael Haugen on Civil Asset Forfeiture


Civil asset forfeiture laws allow police to seize — and then keep or sell — any property they allege is involved in a crime. Owners do not even need to be arrested or convicted of a crime for their cash, cars, or even real estate to be taken away permanently by the government. With his … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 020 – TPPF’s Michael Haugen on Civil Asset Forfeiture