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Playing For Tips

The last time I played Fort Worth, the bartender showed me a naked picture of himself. He stood in front of a run-down venue, […]

Doomed If We Do, or Doomed If We Don’t?

Globalization cuts both ways. On the one hand, it’s a capitalistic assault on indigenous knowledge, a conspiracy orchestrated by neoliberal nuts who want to […]

Private Parks, Corporate Perks

To find “the common good” in action, look to our nation’s extraordinary network of public parks-spaces open to all and available for everything from […]

Against the Wall

Not even federal law can keep Bush’s fence from ripping through natural areas along the Rio Grande.

The Elephant in the Room

For a few minutes at their recent state convention in Houston, Republicans actually seemed energized and unified. The brief respite from the malaise and […]

The Elephant in the Room

For a few minutes at their recent state convention in Houston, Republicans actually seemed energized and unified. The brief respite from the malaise and […]

Two – Stepping Forward

On the first night of the recent Democratic state convention in Austin, the tone of the festivities was downright boastful. For recent observers of […]

The Natural

The teenager carried a long-handled hoe. Her bosses had left her unsupervised to work the vast, northern Illinois vegetable field. As the summer sun […]

Political Intelligence

The platform of the Texas Republican Party is a nonbinding document that few read. Most Republican elected officials pretend it doesn’t exist. It demands […]

Editorial

Gas prices are so high the rural unemployed cannot afford to leave their houses to look for work. Filling a 20-gallon tank now costs […]