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The Eyes of Texas

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On May 8, 2021
One of the most remarkable battles in the culture war is presently happening in Austin, with basically a full-fledged war happening between liberal current students and Black football players at the University of Texas on one side and conservative alumni on the other over the university’s use of the song “The Eyes of Texas,” which […]

The Eyes of Texas

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On March 15, 2021

Following what has been going on with the University of Texas football team and its theme song “The Eyes of Texas” has been a remarkable window into the worst of college football. Universi

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Prick Erry is mainlining the Tito’s and Ambien again: Former Texas governor Rick Perry suggests that going days without power is a sacrifice Texans should be willing to make if it means keeping federal regulators out of the state’s power grid. In a blog posted on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s website, Perry is quoted […]

Texas Governance

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On February 17, 2021

The mayor of Colorado City, Texas seems nice: Residents turned to a community Facebook group to ask whether the small town planned to open warming shelters, while others wondered if firefighters could

Texans in Colorado

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On January 3, 2021

Rich right-wing Texans have taken over Colorado ski towns. This is pretty well known and bemoaned throughout the West. And while you can certainly argue that Crested Butte’s attempts to kick out

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Environmental Racism in Action

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On November 18, 2020
The field of environmental justice is well established as a scholarly inquiry and few other areas so starkly demonstrate the horrors of American and global capitalism. These scholars delineate how corporations quite intentionally seek out poor communities of color to dump the worst pollution upon, utterly indifferent to the cancers and other diseases that will […]
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The Texas Rangers

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On August 15, 2020
The Texas Rangers have a history as racist as any organization in the country. That a baseball team is named after them and that they are still around today is a problem that very much needs to be solved. Growing up in Monahans in the 1960s, Arlinda Valencia said she was used to hearing about […]
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