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.
China plays both soft power offense and defense, with Hollywood a key front in the battle. In the fight for democracy, Taiwan should try a similar tactic.
History suggests an answer as to when China might quash Taiwan and if it will embark on a wider conflict involving the United States, Japan, and other nations.
A study found that the rate of companies moving out of the Golden State in the first half of 2021 was double the torrid clip of the year before.
How did we get to our present state? Where were the main policy forks that might have seen our national security establishment take a different path?
Two Texas state judges weighed into the affairs of the legislature and effectively appointed themselves speaker of the House, all for the sake of misbehaving Democrats.
The Defund the Police movement will inevitably collide with the reality of rising crime in elections through 2022. Results at the local level will be uneven.
Are the Texas House Democrats losing solidarity? With chairmanships, seniority, and district boundaries on the line, the PR stunt is looking like an epic failure.
California’s wild hourly swings in mandated renewable power generation have wrecked the economics of generating reliable electricity in other Western states.
As Ockham’s Razor says, the simplest answer is usually the right one. And the simplest explanation for the heat wave is not climate change.
A viable Taiwan Guard force would be a strong deterrent to Communist China’s aggressive designs aimed at snuffing out Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.
It’s not just high-profile movers like Elon Musk and Joe Rogan. They’re joined by about three-quarters of a million people a year.
Despite the public seeing lobbyists as ethical swamp dwellers with too much power, they still wield considerable influence in U.S. legislatures. Texas is no exception.
David Frum’s dangerous argument is part of a larger effort to suggest that if China attacks democratically ruled Taiwan, helping Taiwan is not worth the risk of war with China.
As the Texas legislature works to strengthen its election laws against voter fraud, leftists are fighting the bill with revisionist history and cries of ‘racism.’
States that consistently grew faster than the national average over the past ten years are in line to gain representation in Congress. Democrats will work to undermine people’s vote with their feet.
Those defending the traditional American view of elections—free, open, and by secret ballot—don’t recognize the nature of the opposition.
Correcting the record is important since assigning the wrong reasons for Texas’s electric blackouts will lead to the wrong solutions.
There is no evidence shutdowns did anything but deepen the economic suffering, increase suicides, and prevent lifesaving medical tests and treatments.
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 aftermath of the 2020 election finds the nation unsettled, with legitimate concerns about election fraud overshadowed by the capitol riot and kooky conspiracy theories.
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