There's one in almost every family: a black sheep, the one sibling or cousin who has to be different, can't follow the rules, keeps making the same mistakes, and is forever getting into trouble and embarrassing his relatives.
“Use of taxpayer funds should be reserved for purely public purposes, not the private benefit of an individual, corporation, or association.” That's the first sentence of a position paper published this summer by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).
Gov. Greg Abbott spent much time and energy in his previous position as state attorney general fighting against the attempted usurpations of the Obama Administration, those of the Environmental Protection Agency in particular.
A little over a year ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled “Toyota Escapes to Texas.” The announcement of the Japanese car company's plan to move its sales headquarters from California to Plano was the jumping-off point for a recitation of the many advantages our state's business climate has over California's.
Troll slayer Unified Patents predicts that 2015 will set a record for patent litigation, with more than 6,000 lawsuits likely to be filed – the vast majority by nonpracticing entities, i.e., patent trolls.