Author: Alex Braud

The “Real” Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate in Texas’ gubernatorial race, has been making national headlines recently as details of her life story have come out. An article in the Dallas Morning News recently exposed the truth behind her biography. “The basic elements of the narrative are true, but the full story of Davis’ life is more complicated,” writes Wayne Slater, Sr. Political Writer for Dallas Morning News. Davis rose to stardom with her filibuster over a Texas abortion law that would no longer allow abortions after 20-weeks, along with new regulations on abortion clinics. The basis of Davis’ campaign is her...

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Questions for your Libertarian Friend

When I tell most people I am a libertarian, they assume one of two things: 1. This guy is an ultra-right-wing nut, or 2. this guy is an ultra-left-wing nut. I get asked almost every day what exactly I believe and what most libertarians believe. My co-authors here at TCC are asking these same questions: over the last few weeks, I have seen my fellow writers both praise and shun libertarianism, and attempt to understand what many see as the flaws in its arguments. Ultimately, you should research the facts on what being libertarian really means, and what libertarians...

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Glitches Gone Wild: A Look Inside the Welfare State

A routine check by Xerox Corp. resulted in residents of 17 states including Ohio, Michigan and Illinois being unable to use their food stamp EBT cards on Saturday. Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer issued a statement saying “beneficiaries in the 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits,” despite the system being up and running. U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Courtney Rowe stated the difficulties were not related to the government shutdown. Continued glitches on Sunday led to shoppers in some Louisiana Walmart stores emptying shelves as if it were Black Friday. Stores in Springhill and...

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