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Ranchers Pay the Price


What to know: Writing in the Washington Examiner, Congressman Morgan Luttrell, R-Texas, says that ranchers are paying the price for the Biden administration’s failures at the border.


The TPPF take: The iconic King Ranch in South Texas is one of the many affected by Biden’s open border policies.


“The sprawling ranch’s new challenges range from migrants traveling through the property on foot—often with fatal consequences, in a land that was once known as the Wild Horse Desert for its inhospitality, to cars, trucks and vans attempting to evade law enforcement by driving through fences, gates and even bar ditches,” says TPPF’s Carine Martinez. “Sometimes, the heat from their catalytic converters cause brush fires—fires that can quickly spread.”

She Saw the Light


What to know: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has finally acknowledged the failures of Obamacare, including higher prices for care and prescription drugs.


The TPPF take: Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, hasn’t lived up to its many promises.


“Remember this one?” asks TPPF’s Robert Henneke. “’If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.’ Even Politifact named this one Lie of the Year for 2013. Ten years later, little has changed. Coverage doesn’t equal care, and continuing to subsidize a broken government insurance market changes nothing.”

Hard Country Ep 18

Joshua Treviño and Melissa Ford Maldonado discuss the latest headlines surrounding our southern border, including a wrap up on Mexico City’s best cup of hot cocoa!


There’s Still a Chance


What to know: ERCOT’s latest report shows that the risk of winter outages continues to grow as electricity demand grows while the quantity of reliable resources remains stagnant.


The TPPF take: The root cause of Texas’s growing reliability problems is overinvestment in unreliable energy sources.


“Because wind and solar have such large gaps in output, they can barely reduce, much less eliminate, the need for dispatchable resources that can ramp up at any time,” says TPPF’s Brent Bennett. “This is especially true in the winter, which is seeing faster demand growth than the summer and is subject to much larger gaps in wind and solar output.”


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