Monthly Archives: April 2008

A Novelist in Full

At the start of her career, Susan Choi-who is half-Korean, and whose first novel won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction-could have comfortably ensconced herself among the literary elite of the multicultural arts world. But though Choi’s protagonists tend to …

Vote by Mail, Go to Jail

Willie Ray was a 69-year-old African-American city council member from Texarkana who wanted her granddaughter, Jamillah Johnson, to learn about civil rights and voting during the 2004 presidential election. The pair helped homebound senior citizens get absentee ballots and, once …

Political Intelligence

CRADDICK’S CRUDE American families are being hammered by plunging real estate values and soaring oil prices. But one person’s loss is another’s gain.Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick’s investment portfolio appreciated an enviable 92 percent over the past four years. Records …

Editorial

In 2002, a clique of radical Republicans backed by specific moneyed interests stormed the halls of power in Texas, winning every lever of state government. They now face their biggest challenge in six years. The current election cycle, and the …

Dialogue

TATOO VIEWS Real nice article from the “progressives” at the Observer (“The Skins They Carried,” March 21). Why did you leave out the photos of guys with ear necklaces? Arch Stantonvia e-mail Perhaps it would be appropriate for George Bush …

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