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Why ‘Job-Creation’ Doesn’t Work

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College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

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Homeless tents are seen next to the White House, in Washington, D.C., January 17, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) The idea that jobs are the solution for people whose problems are not, at root, economic is a fantasy.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘T he best social program is a job,” Ronald Reagan famously declared, and though that dictum speaks to our collective aspirations of self-reliance, the fact is that a job is not a social program.

That is obvious enough, but we need to really understand why and act on it.

Poor people are, socially and politically, a problem — the softhearted among us are moved by their privation, while the less naturally sympathetic may simply object to other people’s poverty intruding into their comfortable lives through crime, public squalor, panhandling, and the like. The main streams of both political parties operate from the belief

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Pratt: Part of Texas Big Freeze Showed More Money and Regulation, Not a Solution

Texas’ Big Freeze power outages of 2021 continue to spur investigation and media stories. But often, even when getting it right, media folk miss...

Martin: Conflict of Interest at Fort Worth ISD?

In Part 2 of investigating the relationship between Leadership ISD and Fort Worth ISD, we look into one person in FWISD who has made...

Local Tyranny: Dallas ISD Trustees vs. Moms

On Thursday, Dallas school district police forced a woman to leave a school board meeting because she was unmasked. In the meeting, a mother...

Austin Homelessness Spending Audit Raises More Questions Than Answers

A long-anticipated internal report on the City of Austin’s spending on homelessness finally dropped this week. The report, which can be found here, was...

Taxpayer-funded Lobbying

Ending the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying has been a top priority of Texas Republicans for years, with the vast majority of Texans opposing the...

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