Republican State Rep. Matt Krause from Waco joined Inside Texas Politics to discuss both national and local politics. He did something Republicans rarely do – question President Donald Trump’s actions. Rep. Krause claimed President Trump is going too far criticizing Amazon. Rep. Krause also discussed the effectiveness of a Texas law that has been on the books for 30 years. He joined host Jason Whitely and Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram.
President Donald Trump plans to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to support the Customs and Border Patrol. President Trump's decision appears political because of his rhetoric about immigration and Mexico, which is our largest trading partner. Ross Ramsey, the co-founder and executive editor of the Texas Tribune, discussed the possible motive behind Trump's decision. Ramsey also talked about the Texas law that will not allow Teachers to strike. He joined host Jason Whitely.
MY VOICE, MY OPINION
Fort Worth police were transparent and on the offensive last week after a passerby recorded video of what appeared to be officers punching a suspect. It turned out that there was more to the story than that amateur video captured. The fallout fired up Chris Krok from WBAP 820AM with this week’s My Voice, My Opinion.
There are 150 members in the Texas House of Representatives, but only 29 are women. That's less than one in five. State Rep. Helen Giddings is bringing some of the most successful women leaders to Texas next weekend to build more women leaders. She joined host Jason Whitely to discuss the upcoming Women’s Leadership Summit.
President Donald Trump is not the first to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, but his decision is stirring debate, including the one on this week’s Flashpoint. From the right, Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer. And from the left, former Democratic state Rep. Domingo Garcia.
Reporters Roundtable puts the headlines in perspective each week. Bud and Ross returned along with Berna Dean Steptoe, WFAA’s political producer. They analyzed Governor Greg Abbott’s recent attack on Lupe Valdez, Senator Ted Cruz’s image campaign, and discussed whether increased property values will have an effect on upcoming city and Trinity River bond elections.