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Jim Hightower : Best Little Chicken Sanctuary in Texas

“Me and my Gal.” Painting of Farm Street chickens in Bastrop by Jo Knoblach Castillo. Inset photo below: Free-ranging Bastrop chickens. Photo by Terry Hagerty / Bastrop Advertiser.The Best Little Chicken Sanctuary in Texas A flock of feral chickens has … finish reading Jim Hightower : Best Little Chicken Sanctuary in Texas

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Lamar W. Hankins : Freedom of Conscience in Hays County, Texas

Kyle, Texas-area Constable James Kohler: “If they can’t pledge allegiance to that flag, they need to get the hell out of the United States. Image from Hays Free Press. Respect for freedom of conscience missing in Hays County By Lamar W. Hankins … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Freedom of Conscience in Hays County, Texas

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

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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, … finish reading Lauren Kelley : Packing Heat on Texas Campuses

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Carlos Calbillo : On the Passing of Carlos Guerra

“America’s friendliest angry looking retired columnist… and feared by fish.” — Carlos Guerra, on Twitter.Columnist and Sixties Chicanoactivist Carlos Guerra dies See “Memories from ‘the day’: On the passing of Carlos Guerra,” by Carlos Calbillo / The Rag Blog, Below. … finish reading Carlos Calbillo : On the Passing of Carlos Guerra

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Diana Claitor : Why We Need To Protect Texas Inmates

Texas Jail Project protests at Taylor County Jail in 2008. Image from Abilene Reporter-News. Texas Jail Project director Diana Claitor will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, Tuesday, October 19, 2-3 p.m. (CST). … finish reading Diana Claitor : Why We Need To Protect Texas Inmates

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Greg Moses : Deporting Texas Student Was Big Mistake

Saad Nabeel. Photo by Shehab Uddin / Der Spiegel.What the Times forgot to mention:Story of deported Texas studentAwaits President in Dallas By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / August 9, 2010 While the New York Times Monday morning proclaims … finish reading Greg Moses : Deporting Texas Student Was Big Mistake

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Green Party Scandal : Dime’s Worth of Difference

A difference between Democrats and Republicans? Ask FDR.And furthermore:There IS a dime’s worth of difference By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver / The Rag Blog / July 5, 2010 [On June 30 The Rag Blog posted an article by Tom Cleaver titled … finish reading Green Party Scandal : Dime’s Worth of Difference

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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 … finish reading Texas Republicans : A Platform for Atilla the Hun

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Michael Dell : Did He Violate Texas Antitrust Laws?

The artist as a young nerd: Michael Dell at Dell Computers production facility in Austin, 1989. At age 24 he was already a multi-millionaire. Photo by Rebecca McEntee / AP / Academy of Achievement. Monopolies in Texas A new era … finish reading Michael Dell : Did He Violate Texas Antitrust Laws?

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View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

In better days: Brown Pelican off the Texas Coast. Photo from Amber Coakley / Birders Lounge.BP oil disaster demonstratesNeed to end offshore drilling …our love for the abundant life [on the Gulf Coast] is so woven into our lives that … finish reading View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

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Roger Baker on Austin’s Economy : Big Picture Not So Pretty?

Austin: as pretty as a picture. But what about the economy? Image from Nerd Fighters.Filling in the big picture:Wither Austin’s economy? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 9, 2010 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released … finish reading Roger Baker on Austin’s Economy : Big Picture Not So Pretty?

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