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Craig James

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On December 13, 2011

One of the least savory individuals in the extremely corrupt world of college football is running for the Senate from the great state of Texas. That is none other than the legendary Craig James, proba

This One Goes Out to Rick Perry

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On December 10, 2011
The Detroit Daily Advertiser, late 1860/early 1861 (I do not have an exact date): “Every horse thief, murderer, gambler, robber, and other rogue of high and low degree, fled to Texas when he found the United States too hot to hold him. The pioneers of that State were cut-throats of one kind or another, with […]

Bastrop State Park

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On September 5, 2011

I love traveling. Seeing the world might mean more to me than almost any other thing I enjoy–reading, music, film, Oregon football, baseball. Maybe not good beer or bourbon, but it’s prett

State Courts: The Darker Side

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On September 18, 2009
For less encouraging news about state judiciaries, we can turn to the state of Texas, where a man was sentenced to death in a trial in which the prosecutor and presiding judge were having an affair. You don’t have to be a legal scholar to see the, ah, rather obvious due process problems with a […]

Credit Where Due

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On April 18, 2009

Erik makes an important point; Texas has thus far seceded from two different countries in order to defend the right of white people to own black people. In that context, seceding in order to maintain

Political Culture, or Feckless Political Elite?

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On July 31, 2008
Houston has a problem: Houston recycles just 2.6 percent of its total waste [30th among the 30 largest American cities], according to a study this year by Waste News, a trade magazine. By comparison, San Francisco and New York recycle 69 percent and 34 percent of their waste respectively. Moreover, 25,000 Houston residents have been […]
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