The Folly of Woodlands Incorporation, Part 1: Why Historian Robert Caro said, ““The city governments of the United States are the worst in Christiandom – the most expensive, the most inefficient, and the most corrupt.”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, October 18 – Look around you. As of 2019, there were 19,502 incorporated city governments in the United States. None of them have positive reputations of working for their residents. Rather, they’re all corrupt, used to concentrate political power in the hands of a very small group of […]

Congress passes bill to avert partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — With only hours to spare, Congress passed legislation that would avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through Dec. 3, and sent the bill to President Joe Biden. The back-to-back votes by the Senate and then the House will help avert one crisis, but delays another as the political […]

US agencies, companies secure networks after huge hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government agencies and private companies rushed Monday to secure their computer networks following the disclosure of a sophisticated and long-running cyber-espionage intrusion suspected of being carried out by Russian hackers. The full extent of the damage is not yet clear. But the potential threat was significant enough that the Department of […]

Editorial: Americans should take heed of Franklin’s fundamental philosophy of “doubt[ing] my own judgment as to what would mend” the world

Editorial: Americans should take heed of Franklin’s fundamental philosophy of “doubt[ing] my own judgment as to what would mend” the world

Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer The “first great American,” Benjamin Franklin, wrote to his sister in 1771: “Upon the whole, I am much disposed to like the world as I find it, and to doubt my own judgment as to what would mend it.” With that philosophy, Franklin abhorred tyranny, invented the lightning rod […]

Has the world gone upside down? Fourteen leaders opine why conservatives want Woodlands incorporation while liberals don’t

Has the world gone upside down? Fourteen leaders opine why conservatives want Woodlands incorporation while liberals don’t

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, October 2 – During the past two days, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has asked sixteen community leaders in and around The Woodlands why it seems that conservatives are supporting more government through incorporation of The Woodlands as a city, while liberals or members of the so-called “political […]

Ready to let the government raise your children? Send them to Willis High School, as English teacher Lane pronounces government predominance over parents

Ready to let the government raise your children? Send them to Willis High School, as English teacher Lane pronounces government predominance over parents

Image: Willis High School English teacher Anthony Lane doesn’t believe parents should be sovereign over their children but rather that teachers know better what moral believes to engender in children. Willis, November 14 – Since at least 1923, in the United States Supreme Court decision of Meyer versus Nebraska, it has continuously been the law of the […]

Editorial: The sure sign of trouble in government is secrecy

Editorial: The sure sign of trouble in government is secrecy

Image: Whether it’s the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, the Conroe Independent School District, the San Jacinto River Authority, or a plethora of other governmental entities, secrecy in government is always a sign of trouble. Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer As Harold Hill sort of said in “The Music Man,” that’s […]

Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the crisis in the South American country, officials said Wednesday, opening a new chapter in a political stalemate after months of street demonstrations and a failed opposition call for a military uprising. The development appeared to reflect […]

California governor wants users to profit from online data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state’s consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect. The new governor has asked aides to develop a proposal for a “data dividend” […]