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This is the grave of James and Miriam Ferguson, better known as Pa and Ma Ferguson. James Ferguson was born in 1871 in Salado, Texas and Miriam Wallace in 1875 in Bell County, Texas. James drifted around for awhile and sowed some wild oats before ending up becoming a lawyer in Bell County, where he […]
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The Worst of All Election Takes

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On November 9, 2018
Beto O’Rourke did better than any Texas Democratic candidate in a generation, coming within only a few points of defeating Ted Cruz, contributing serious coattails that threw Pete Sessions out of office and flipped several state legislature seats, building long-term Democratic infrastructure, etc. That’s amazing! But if you are Elaina Plott and you have access […]

Slavery, Post-1865

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On August 14, 2018

One of the biggest weaknesses of any constitutional amendment is that of the 13th Amendment, allowing for unpaid labor by prisoners. Whether its writers thought through the potential repercussions of

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Democracy’s Fragility

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On January 30, 2018
This story on a few racist teenagers creating havoc at Texas universities by spreading white supremacist propaganda reminds me of a point I have known for a long time: that democracy is incredibly fragile and it only takes a very small amount of people to destroy it. When those people are aided and abetted by […]
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