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About: Katie Thompson

Proud to be a native Texan, Katie Thompson is a senior English Writing and Rhetoric major at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, the heart of liberaldom. She is chair of her College Republicans chapter and National Social Media Coordinator of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. In July 2011, Katie was appointed Communications Director of Students for Perry. She would like to be a Mama Grizzly one day. Follow her on Twitter: @TexasGrizzlette




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Social media and politics: What’s next?

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Posted by    Monday, August 1, 2011 at 7:00am

Politics has changed significantly in the past few years – not so much the political process itself, but the way the average citizen gets to observe and, more importantly, participate. Social media has quickly become a fundamental part of many people’s lives and even more crucial for politics. Elections are made...

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Here we go again

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Posted by    Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 1:49pm

The Senate’s cloture vote on Harry Reid’s debt bill just failed 50-49.

What now? McConnell says an agreement with President Obama is on the horizon:

McConnell said he is “very very close to being able . . . to recommend to my members...

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Something fishy going on with Twitter?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 8:15am

This Monday, Twitter suspended several accounts belonging to a prominent Texas conservative organization, Empower Texans, its staff, and another conservative organization, AgendaWise, created by a former employee. The best part? They received no notice or explanation of the suspension. Here’s part of Empower Texans’ official response:

The Empower Texans team has never...

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A simpler solution?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 8:15am

With the August 2 deadline quickly approaching, there’s been a lot of talk about the debt plans bouncing around Congress – Paul Ryan’s plan; Cut, Cap, and Balance; McConnell’s divisive plan; Obama’s largely nonexistent $4 trillion idea, etc. But there’s another solution out there: the One Cent Solution.

Started as a grassroots...

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A little something to brighten your Monday

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Posted by    Monday, July 18, 2011 at 8:00am

The Candy Man, Big Government Edition.

(Update: Sorry for the confusion, folks, WordPress stripped the embed code out of the post for some reason. The link above will have to suffice. Hope you still enjoy it!)

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What exactly is the definition of “change,” again?

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Posted by    Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 7:30pm

Remember when Barack Obama tried to convince us he had “changed the way campaigns are funded,” inspiring the ubiquitous everyman to donate $15 or $20?

Yeah… no.

About 40 percent of President Barack Obama’s record-breaking $86 million second-quarter fundraising haul came from big-money bundlers, according to a POLITICO analysis of donors listed on...

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Can Rick Perry pull off a Hispanic Republican revolution?

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Posted by    Friday, July 15, 2011 at 8:18am

The Hispanic Republican Conference of the Texas House of Representatives endorsed Governor Rick Perry for President of the United States – before most anyone had even considered his running.

Didn’t anyone tell them they aren’t even supposed to be Republicans?

If Texas is any judge, it looks like this stereotype may be losing...

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It’s not too late

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Posted by    Friday, July 8, 2011 at 8:15am

Right now, every American taxpayer owes $129,630 as their share of the national debt. By the time you read this, it’ll probably be higher. (I don’t know about you, but I need to ask for a raise.)

We’re suffering from unemployment over 9%, a government that wants to keep spending...

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A Case for Rick Perry

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 8:30am

The pool of Republican candidates just keeps growing, and voters are beginning to vet stances and pick sides. In an economy burdened by a $14.4 trillion debt and over 9% unemployment, Americans want someone new at the helm who can turn this sinking ship around. It’s almost funny how one man,...

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