Category Archives: National Defense

Ahmed and His Clock

Now that most of the uproar is over, perhaps it would be possible to talk about the brouhaha in Irving, Texas with a little objectivity. First, to make it clear, OneOldCop does not care whether this young man was naive, … Continue reading

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Paved With Good Intentions: Interstate Highways

It is only fitting to start this series of articles with the interstate highway system.  In many ways there is no greater example of the old saying from which the title is derived.  The road to hell is paved with good … Continue reading

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Lack of Discretion

Texas State Legislative sessions are always interesting to watch. They only occur every other year, and the regular session is limited to 140 days. The idea is to limit the time elected officials have to mess with things and avoid … Continue reading

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