The American Chronicles – Ep. 042 – Questions on the Texas Bullet Train


Texas Central Partners, LLC is a private company developing a new high-speed passenger rail system that if completed, will connect Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston using technology that will - according to their website - "provide a travel time of less than 90 minutes." The project is currently being proposed to various groups around the state (including … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 042 – Questions on the Texas Bullet Train

The American Chronicles – Ep. 041 – George T. Farrell, Chairman of BlakPAC


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 040 – David Balat for U.S. Congress (TX CD-7)


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)

The American Chronicles – Ep. 039 – Former Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 038 – Brian Trascher – Author of “Laws and Sausage”


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”

The American Chronicles – Ep. 037 – Robert Talton for Pasadena Mayor


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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 036 – Ted Harvey of Committee to Defend the President


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 Trump from leftist attacks and to continue rallying grassroots support behind him. … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 036 – Ted Harvey of Committee to Defend the President

The American Chronicles – Ep. 034 – Amy Kremer for Congress (Special Election GA-6)


  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)

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. 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

View from the Texas GOP Convention: Cruz, Trump and the Future of the GOP


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media at the Texas GOP Convention following a rousing and inspiring speech from Senator Ted Cruz. We discussed the speech, how the delegates feel about Donald Trump and the role Conservatism plays in Republican politics and electing a nominee. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/16/150523/sen-ted-cruz-addresses-texas-republican-convention/    

On Cruz, Trump and the Texas GOP Convention


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media about Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and the upcoming Texas GOP Convention, which begins this week in Dallas. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/09/149502/texas-gop-prepares-for-state-convention-without-ted-cruz-as-presidential-candidate/