Monthly Archives: May 2007

Political Intelligence

Life Blood of Hyperbole In a committee hearing that lasted until after 5 a.m., opponents demonized embryonic stem cell research by likening it to everything from Planned Parenthood (the horror!) to ruthless scientific experiments done in Nazi concentration camps. Supporters …

Editorial

They must be a very neat, organized people, these Republicans. We gather that they carry two forms of identification each at all times and keep their voter registration cards in those nifty little wallets that hang from your neck. In …

Hitting the Bottlers

The soft drink business in East Texas was a relatively friendly affair when Jerry Dudley started out 40 years ago. Family-owned companies bottled colas and fruit drinks, and sold them to local grocers or mom-and-pop convenience stores. There was competition, …

Eminent Disaster

On late Sunday afternoons, when shadows grow long in the Segundo Barrio, the crowds finally begin to thin on El Paso and Stanton streets. Cashiers sit patiently on high stools, watching shoppers navigate seas of brilliantly colored merchandise. After pesos …

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