Chuck DeVore
Chuck DeVore
Chuck DeVore

Chuck DeVore is vice president of national initiatives at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a former California legislator, special assistant for foreign affairs in the Reagan-era Pentagon, and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army (retired) Reserve. He’s the author of two books, “The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America,” and “China Attacks,” a novel.

Why Joe Biden Will Probably Do More Than Congress Does In The Next Two Years

This Congress is likely to pass fewer bills of consequence than in the past 20 years, leaving the Biden administration to rule by ‘pen’ and ‘phone.’

The 2020 Election Aftermath Is Not At All Unprecedented In U.S. History

The aftermath of the 2020 election finds the nation unsettled, with legitimate concerns about election fraud overshadowed by the capitol riot and kooky conspiracy theories.

We Gamed Out A Contested 2020 Election, And Here’s What’s Next

Despite the coming post-election challenges, one thing is certain: America will have a president on Jan. 20, 2021, and our republic will endure.

Don’t Pay Attention To Media Spin Of Massive Early Voting In Texas

Early voting is shifting from in-person to mail-in — a shift that should subside as a share of overall votes as Election Day approaches.

I Saw Firsthand How China Attempts To Interfere In Internal U.S. Government Affairs

On Sept. 23, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech warning of the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations targeting state and local officials.

How Refusing To Wisely Manage California’s Resources Led To Incessant Blackouts

Assuming lawmakers didn’t intend to promote policies that resulted in burned towns, scores of deaths, and widespread power outages, how did they arrive at this point?

California Is Not A Tech State, It’s A Big Labor State, And The Two Are At War

California lawmakers are essentially attempting to force workers in the gig economy to unionize, which will funnel millions of dollars in dues to Big Labor.

California’s Blackouts Display The Results Of Kamala Harris’s Favored Energy Policy

California’s energy travails come at an embarrassing time for the Democratic national presidential ticket of former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Here’s Why ‘Demography Is Destiny’ Fell Apart For Democrats After Obama

Democratic pundits still don’t seem to grasp that demographics both shape and are shaped by politics. It’s not a one-way relationship, it’s symbiotic.

Why Is Hillary Clinton Support In 2016 Correlated With Cities’ 2020 Riots?

The greater percentage of support for Hillary Clinton in 2016, the more likely a city was to suffer wanton destruction in connection with the ‘mostly peaceful’ protests in 2020.

COVID-19 Is Spreading In Texas. Is It Time to Panic? No

Prior studies have suggested a weak connection between the intrusive government measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the progression of the virus.

Defunding The Police Won’t Fix The Chain Of Failures That Lead To Brutality

Circumstances around Floyd’s death reveal a list of failures, most of which could have been addressed with deliberation, persistence, and follow-up — things notoriously lacking in our political system.

As Cities Burn, Will Trump Invoke The Insurrection Act? Should He?

The president hinting at the use of federal troops under the Insurrection Act set off a chorus of howls. But do detractors have a valid complaint?

Data: Left-Demanded Mass Transit Fueled Covid-19 Deaths

There appears to be no statistical connection between improved health outcomes and pandemic policies that forced nearly 40 million people into the unemployment lines.

Freedom Means Letting Americans Make Their Own Risk Calculations About Coronavirus

We’re a free people, able to make choices—even ill-informed ones—about our own lives and wellbeing. It’s called liberty.

Left Hates Travel Bans Except When They Keep Americans From Work And School

Many on the left favor globalization and oppose restrictions on international travel or immigration. But on efforts to slow the Wuhan virus, where do they stand on these same measures?

The Latest On COVID-19 Suggests Most Of Us Will Be Fine

Mounting evidence suggests that if you don’t smoke or aren’t 70 or older or have underlying health conditions, you’ll be fine—although you can spread it to other, more vulnerable people.

Coronavirus: What China’s Chaos Means For America (And The World)

The Wuhan flu outbreak may be more determinative than tariffs in causing many companies to revisit decoupling their China-centric supply chains.

California Prof Tries To Shift Blame From Leftist Dumpster Fire For ‘Californiapocalypse’

Amy Wilentz, an English professor at the University of California, Irvine, details for The New York Times a truthy series of myths about California’s fiery, electric-less travails.

It’s Not Climate Change To Blame For California’s Fires And Blackouts. It’s Democrats

Thanks to Democrats, California’s large and heavily regulated public utilities prioritize wind and solar power, leaving little for powerline maintenance and upgrades.