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Naomi Klein’s essay on why Texans have turned the Green New Deal into a monstrous specter of evil that will somehow destroy the libertarian paradise of their minds is well worth reading. Here’s the conclusion: The difference between then and now goes a very long way toward explaining why Mr. Abbott is railing against a […]

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

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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 second home owners in March to save the town from COVID infections was not a well-thought out plan, the reaction of the rich […]
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2020, I’ll Tell You What

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On October 16, 2020
Even the indestructible can be brought to its knees in this hellyear. Like many people, Purrington believed Twinkies are basically immortal, although the official shelf life is 45 days. He removed a Twinkie from the box, unwrapped it — it looked fine — and took a bite. Then he retched. “It tasted like old sock,” […]

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 sol

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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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