Are You Sure About That?
What to know: The liberal media is claiming that people are leaving Texas over “rising costs, partisan politics, and a sense of disenchantment.” Most, it claims, are going to California.
The TPPF take: Census data shows that far more people moved to Texas than away from Texas. In fact, the data shows that Texas has the nation’s lowest out-migration rate. California has one of the nation’s highest rates.
“And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it isn’t just the rich and famous leaving California,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “Every year for the past 15 years, about 100,000 more Californians leave the state than other Americans move in, with the most popular destination consistently Texas, 1,300 miles to the east.”
For more on the American’s migration patterns, click here.
What to know: The war begun by a Hamas attack on Israeli civilians has U.S. college campuses “boiling over” with competing protests, vandalism and even violence against Jewish students and faculty.
The TPPF take: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices have played a role in incubating campus radicalism and violence.
“Those calling for a ceasefire are missing a key difference in worldviews here. Hamas and their allies are not outraged about the lives of the children they are killing,” said TPPF’s Sherry Sylvester. “They are just tools in their messaging war. They want a world where all Jews are dead and America is brought to its knees.”
For more on DEI and radicalism, click here.
It’s Getting Colder
What to know: Winter is approaching, and the Texas energy grid hasn’t added any reliable power to the mix since the disastrous winter storm of 2021.
The TPPF take: The temperatures are dropping in Texas—and so is our ability to rely on wind and solar.
“Coercive Net-Zero mandates are used to drive the widespread agenda of renewables,” says TPPF’s Aliyah Formont. “As Texas state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst stated in that December hearing, ‘we lead the nation in renewables, even to the detriment of our citizens, as we saw in Uri.’ The increasing politicization of investing decisions since the 2020 analysis has had real negative impacts and is also of major influence in these decisions.”
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