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Joshua Holland : Governor ‘Goodhair’ and the ‘Texas Miracle’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Praying for a miracle.Texas is a basket case:Right-wing governance in action Conservatives claim the ‘Texas Miracle’ is a model for the nation, but it’s actually a blueprint for winning the race to the bottom. By Joshua … Continue reading

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Peter Montgomery : Newt Gingrich Wants to Make America More Like Texas!

Newt Gingrich: Texas Number One!Worse campaign promise ever?Newt Gingrich wants tomake America ‘like Texas’ By Peter Montgomery / AlterNet / May 18, 2011 In his presidential campaign announcement on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show last week, former House Speaker … Continue reading

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Lauren Kelley : Packing Heat on Texas Campuses

Texas Governor Rick Perry fires a six shooter at an event in Fort Worth. Photo by Rodger Mallison / AP.Pretty scary: Texas about to make it legalto carry guns on college campuses By Lauren Kelley / AlterNet / February 21, … Continue reading

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Eric W. Dolan : Rick Perry Says Social Security is ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Photo from AP.Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Let states opt out of Social Security Eric W. Dolan / November 7, 2010 See “Yo, America. It’s Texas. We’ve got another one for ya!” by James Moore, Below. Appearing … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans : A Platform for Atilla the Hun

Texas Gov. Rick Perry welcomes the flock at the first general session of the Republican Party of Texas convention on June 11, 2010, in Dallas. Photo from AP.A document for the (middle) ages:Platform of the Texas Republican Party By Ted … Continue reading

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TCEQ Blowing Smoke? : Protecting the Texas Environment

Image from Pegasus News / Dallas/Ft.WorthTexas’ lack of compliance:EPA challenges TCEQ over air quality By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / May 30, 2010 The state agency that is supposed to assure that pollution does not endanger the citizens … Continue reading

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Dick J. Reavis : Texas Monthly’s ‘Where I’m From’

Erykah Badu (right) at nine years, with her sister Nayrok, six, in Dallas in 1980. Badu contributed to Texas Monthly‘s special edition. Photo from Texas Monthly.Signs of a new inclusiveness?Texas Monthly‘s special edition By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag … Continue reading

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Dick J. Reavis : The Genealogy of Bill White

A Bill White ancestor making his way to Texas? Photo by Texas cowboy photographer Erwin E. Smith.¿Quién es más Texan?Genealogy, politics, and Bill White By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / May 14, 2010 Democratic candidate Bill White’s … Continue reading

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Sez It All : Homescholers [Sic] for Perry [Sicker]

Photo by Bryan Fotographer / Houston Press. See slideshow here.Rick Perry and Sarah Palin rally their troops HOUSTON — The much awaited Perry-Palin rally (with extra special guest Ted Nugent) visited the Rick Berry Center in Cypress on Sunday afternoon, … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift : Texas Gov. Good Hair and the ‘Anti-Choice’ Brigade

Texas Gov. Rick (Good Hair) Perry gives keynote speech at anti-abortion rally in Austin, January 23, 2010. Photo by Ralph Barrera / Austin American-StatesmanParadigm shift in abortion debate?Rick Perry praises ‘anti-choice’ crowd By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog … Continue reading

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Texas : Rick Perry Throws Kids Under the (School) Bus

Image from ConnectAmarillo.Governor Perry ignores student needs:Turns down $700 mission in fed funds Among the Republican leadership in Texas, politics is much more important than educating children or solving social problems. By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January … Continue reading

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Texas : Rick Perry Throws Kids Under the (School) Bus

Image from ConnectAmarillo.Governor Perry ignores student needs:Turns down $700 million in fed education funds Among the Republican leadership in Texas, politics is much more important than educating children or solving social problems. By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / … Continue reading

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