The Republican Party is an institutional failure

Washington, Austin, and Conroe, August 11 – The Republican Party is an institutional failure. It’s tragic, because for 157 years the Grand Old Party has been the greatest political hope for citizens of the United States. Where the Party is now Strangely, the Republican Party’s success defines its failure. Just look at where the Party […]

GOP insurgents claim Trump mantle, spell trouble for party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Republican primary candidates are trying to lay claim to President Donald Trump’s mantle — and knock out the establishment’s choices — as the GOP tries to defend a slim majority in the Senate and win races elsewhere.In Nevada, endangered GOP incumbent Sen. Dean Heller drew a challenge Tuesday from businessman Danny […]

Trump’s fundraising prowess keeps Republican Party close

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are bucking President Donald Trump’s calls to revive the health care debate. And Trump just ousted his only top White House aide with deep links to the Republican Party. But the president and his party won’t be calling it quits any time soon. They remain tightly linked by a force […]

While the Montgomery County government doesn’t spur local economic growth, the data in a comparison with Fort Bend County reveals that the County’s massive spending and taxes have had a profound negative impact on median family income levels

While the Montgomery County government doesn’t spur local economic growth, the data in a comparison with Fort Bend County reveals that the County’s massive spending and taxes have had a profound negative impact on median family income levels

Image: Fort Bend County, Texas, mostly southwest of the big city of Houston. Conroe and Rosenberg, July 16 – Comparing Montgomery County, north of Houston and Harris County, to Fort Bend County, mostly southwest of Houston and Harris County, reveals a striking conclusion: while the Montgomery County government has obviously failed to spur economic development, […]

Political leader Betty Anderson writes letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles asking for Heath’s release

Publisher’s Note: Longtime political leader and activist Betty Anderson shared her letter to the Board of Pardons and Paroles with The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, this afternoon. Anderson has provided an excellent summary of the situation involving Montgomery County’s longtime resident Adrian Heath, who just transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal […]

Ain’t it fun to reminisce? 4 Happy Democrats: Craig Doyal and friends…in simpler times…

Ain’t it fun to reminisce? 4 Happy Democrats: Craig Doyal and friends…in simpler times…

Image: Four candidates running in the Democratic Primary Election for Montgomery County Commissioner, Precinct 2, in 1986. From right to left, Democrat Craig Doyal, Democrat Henry Harris, Democrat Bob Buchanan, and Democrat Malcolm Purvis. Magnolia, April 23 – It’s fun to reminisce by looking at old photographs of times gone by. I remember when life […]

As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans 

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican’s failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda. He vowed to “fight them” in 2018 if they don’t get behind him. […]

Schumer seizes on Trump team’s offer to work with Dems 

HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be […]