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The most maddening aspect of the border crisis is that the Biden Administration not only refuses to do the job it is constitutionally obligated to do, but also opposes every attempt by states like Texas to stop illegal immigration and protect their communities. The most recent example – and what may ultimately become the most meaningful – is the Department of Justice’s decision to sue the state for creating a floating buoy barrier in the Rio Grande.

No one disputes that the federal government has the primary responsibility to enforce immigration laws. But that doesn’t handcuff states to sit idly by and watch their communities become overrun with human trafficking and drug smuggling. Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution explicitly allows states to protect their territorial integrity against sudden and imminent foreign aggression. The activity of the cartels – specifically, acts of violence in defense of controlling pathways into and across Texas – easily meets that definition.

The Biden Administration disagrees, which is likely why the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the stunningly tone-deaf and laughably false claim during testimony this week that the cartels are weaker today that before Biden took over.

Let’s see. Over 3.5 million migrants were “encountered” by CBP over the last two years, along with hundreds of thousands of so-called gotaways escaping into the country. Each one paid thousands of dollars to the cartels, making human trafficking a multibillion-dollar enterprise. And that’s before you include all the drug money.

Further, even the Mexican president is so scared of the cartels that he publicly supported a “social pact” that would allow the cartels to conduct their human and drug trafficking operations so long as they stop killing people. The number of cartels operating in Mexico has nearly tripled in the past decade and the former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico has said 35-40% of the country is controlled by the cartels. Does that sound weak?

But rather than facing this reality and marshalling forces to combat it, Biden is sending the lawyers to fight Texas instead. Let’s hope the courts are clear-eyed on this issue and reinforce Texas’ constitutional rights.

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The Color of The Cowgirl


The long-awaited Barbie movie has at last hit the screens! Regardless of whether it resonated with you or not, it’s hard for Texans not to appreciate how the legendary American doll’s most iconic ensemble was deeply influenced by the spirit of the Wild West. Among all the outfits adorned by Margot Robbie in the film, America has a newfound affection for #CowgirlBarbie. This love is so widespread that Vogue’s latest cover pays homage to the retro cowgirl.


#CowgirlBarbie exudes a nostalgic vibe, reminiscent of the classic Westernwear that once graced the silver screen during Dale Evans’ era. The photos feature extravagant embroidery, fringe, vibrant bursts of color, and an abundance of rhinestones.


This movie truly captures the enduring essence of Barbie’s iconic appearance, urging us to delve into the archives and reinvent traditional Westernwear elements with a contemporary twist. Ladies, Barbie is reminding us all that we each harbor an inner cowgirl, waiting to be unveiled!


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