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This is the grave of Ralph Yarborough. Born in 1903 in Chandler, Texas, Yarborough received an appointment to West Point, but dropped out, deciding to go into teaching instead. He transferred to Sam Houston State and then to the University of Texas. Deciding against teaching, he went for a law degree at UT instead, finishing […]
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I had long associated anti-vax idiocy with the body purity section of the left. Most of us know people like this or know people who know people. I could tell stories but probably shouldn’t implicate specific people, even if I have no respect for them. But these days, while those people still are out spewing […]

The Christian Life

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On April 5, 2019

Texas, once again, leading the way in horrible. Last week, the Supreme Court blocked Texas from executing a Buddhist inmate, Patrick Murphy, stating that he was entitled to have a spiritual adviser pr

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Texas and Racial Violence

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On April 2, 2019
There’s another movie celebrating the Texas Rangers, The Highwaymen with Costner and Harrelson. It looks pretty bad and reviews are not great, but the bigger point is that the celebration of white Texan law enforcement violence is a real problem because the Texas Rangers have always been a racist task force supporting white supremacy. But […]
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This is the grave of J. Frank Dobie. Perhaps the greatest of all Texan mythmakers–and that’s a high bar!–James Frank Dobie was born on a ranch in Live Oak County, Texas in 1888. He went to Southwestern University in Georgetown–the first school crazy enough to hire me!–in 1906 and graduated in 1910. He worked as […]
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