Brian's Breakdown is your short, sweet, and digestible guide to public policy issues facing the country today. TPPF's Chief Communications Officer Brian Phillips and his guests get right to the heart of the tough questions, important debates, and critical answers to help you understand what it's all about.
Matt Miller: Fighting Biden’s Backdoor Gun Grab
Since it has been unable to pass new gun restrictions through the legislative process, President Biden’s Administration is intentionally ignoring and misinterpreting well-established law to shut down lawfully operating gun dealers. TPPF Senior Attorney Matt Miller breaks down how this backdoor scheme works and explains TPPF’s lawsuit to restore Americans’ legal right to purchase firearms.
Shannon Braun and Mandy Drogin: Protecting Students from Inside the System
Over the past two years, some parents were shocked to learn that activist school boards, administrators, and teachers have been subjecting students to controversial subjects and material without parents' consent. Shannon Braun was elected to the Colleyville ISD school board on a promise to protect students and parents' rights and has been fighting ever since. Mandy Drogin has been a longtime advocate for parental empowerment and implementing choice in education and is working on reforms that will address parents concerns in the next Texas Legislative Session.
Alex Fairly: When Government Ignores the Will of the People
What do you do when your local government defies the will of voters and borrows hundreds of millions of dollars taxpayers did not approve but will have to pay back? Amarillo businessman decided to find out after his town’s city council did just that. Now he's immersed in a fight to protect democracy against an out-of-control city government.
Ellen Troxclair: The Influence of Local Government
Ellen Troxclair was the lone conservative who experienced the inner workings of far-left local government policy making behind the scenes in Austin. As a lonely voice for greater transparency and accountability, Troxclair sheds light on the tremendous influence local governments can have on Texans’ everyday quality of life.
Corey DeAngelis: Parental Choice and Education Freedom
Corey DeAngelis sees unprecedented momentum behind the movement to give parents the right to choose the best education for their children. He says several states have already passed critical reforms to empower parents and there’s no reason Texas shouldn’t be the next leader to do what’s right for parents and students.
Dr. Quentin Van Meter and Andrew Brown: Gender Modification and Protecting Children
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, who has worked on pediatric hormone disorders for decades, discusses the current controversy surrounding the lack of conclusive evidence that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones help children overcome gender dysphoria. TPPF’s Andrew Brown has published new research on gender modification and what state policymakers are doing to protect children