It’s Not the End of the World

What to know: Even the Dallas Morning News is sick of the hyperbole being employed by Texas Democrats fighting against election reforms.

The TPPF take: Nothing in Senate Bill 1, the election reforms bill, would make voting harder for Texans.

“The bill reins in rogue counties like Harris (where Houston is located) that sought to change the rules for voting with an election under way in 2020,” says TPPF’s Chad Ennis. “It would implement consistent, uniform, and transparent voting procedures for all Texas counties. That’s it’s duty; the U.S. Constitution says that state legislatures determine the time, place and manner for voting—not counties and not cities.”

For more on Senate Bill 1, click here.

You’re Not Imagining It

What to know: Everything feels more expensive because everything is more expensive. Inflation is real.

The TPPF take: Inflation is a tax, pure and simple, but not an explicit tax.

“Instead, it robs you of your purchasing power subtly and silently so that most people are none the wiser,” says TPPF’s E.J. Antoni. “It is not accomplished expressly through legislation, but through the sophisticated maneuvers of the Fed, giving inflation an air of mystery. In reality, there is nothing mysterious about inflation. When the Fed creates money faster than the economy grows, then prices will tend to rise. That is why there is also no end in sight to this inflationary wave.”

For more on inflation, click here.

Think Again

What to know: One MSNBC opinion writer says the Texas ban on the teaching of critical race theory shows “the GOP still doesn’t understand MLK’s message.”

The TPPF take: On the contrary, critical race theory goes against everything Martin Luther King Jr. fought for.

“The just goals he fought for, equal opportunity for all and a color-blind society, have been set aside by modern critical race theorists, in favor of divisive identity politics and collective grievance,” says TPPF’s Richard Johnson. “Critical race theorists are advocating a new segregation. At Rice University, for example, some students are demanding a designated space for Black students to hold gatherings. The National Association of Scholars has a report detailing 173 colleges and universities acquiescing to similar demands for segregated centers, spaces and programs.”

For more on critical race theory and MLK, click here.