Matt Mackowiak

Posted October 07, 2015

The Sept. 29 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood was interesting.

Posted October 01, 2015

With the Summer of Trump behind us, the GOP presidential primary race is beginning to take shape.

Posted April 02, 2015

Immigration remains a major issue across the country, but in Texas, it's not just a political football. Border security is a top priority this legislative session.

Posted January 05, 2015

James Richard Perry has been governor of Texas longer than Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president of the United States.When he leaves office on Jan. 20, Perry will leave as the longest serving governor in the history of this state.

Posted December 17, 2014

In the current situation, three things are true: The U.S. energy revolution is happening in spite of President Obama, oil prices are down due to global factors and this is good news for American consumers.

Posted November 19, 2014

The 2014 election in Texas was an absolute, unmitigated, epic disaster for the Democrats.

Posted July 29, 2014

You may be seeing a concerted attempt by liberals and their media allies to convince you that Obamacare is 1) succeeding; 2) losing political impact for the midterms; and 3) being emphasized less frequently by Republicans on the campaign trail.

Posted July 24, 2014

Over the past three weeks, one Republican has gained more national attention than any other: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX).

Posted July 01, 2014

Two Texans may be vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016: Sen. Ted Cruz and Governor Rick Perry.

Posted May 14, 2014

Education has become a major issue in the Texas governor's race, with six months to go.

Posted April 29, 2014

Earlier this month, Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater wrote about serious ethics questions surrounding gubernatorial candidate and State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), in an exhaustive story with the headline: "As state senator, Davis voted on bills that aided clients."

Posted April 14, 2014

Our immigration system is broken. Few would disagree.

Posted March 23, 2014

It is easy to demagogue universal pre-K, and Democratic politicians are doing so everywhere. But before we start a new entitlement that will never die, we should evaluate what we have now. Can anyone say taxpayers got $180 billion in benefit from Head Start over the past 50 years?

Posted December 18, 2013

I once heard then-U.S. Rep. and now-Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., say something that I quite liked: "I'm a Christian, an American, a conservative and a Republican - in that order." It quite nicely sums up how I feel.

Posted October 04, 2013

There is always a tension between the practicality of winning elections and the desire for ideological purity.

Posted August 27, 2013

The decision of whether to run for president of the United States is unlike any that a human being faces.

Posted July 17, 2013

Anyone in office 14 years will have good and bad in their record. Unquestionably, Gov. Perry is viewed in partisan terms in Texas. From my perspective, his legacy is bifurcated.

Posted August 16, 2012

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza rightly called Mitt Romney's bold selection of Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as his running mate, "the most daring decision of his political career."

Posted August 03, 2012

Tea party insurgent Ted Cruz’s thrilling and improbable victory over Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in Texas’s GOP Senate primary provides a model for future long-shot candidates to follow, though repeating what Cruz did will be difficult.

Posted July 15, 2012

There appear to be four serious finalists to fill the vacant role of Mitt Romney's running mate: Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).