Monthly Archives: April 2009

Jim Hightower

Just when you think the corporate branding of public spaces can’t get any more crass, along comes KFC Corp., the fried chicken chain. Drive through the streets of just about any American city, and you’ll find schools, museums, parks, stadiums, …

Dateline

The pressure was on Danielle Rucker and Chelsea Barragan. The Sabinal Lions Club Wild Hog Festival queen and princess, respectively, were hometown favorites in the women’s division of their festival’s main event, the 18th annual Wild Hog Catching World Championships. …

Commentary

Richard Phelan, my friend of 50 years, is dead.Early in the morning on March 18, he went to a field across from his apartment in McGregor and shot himself. He was 87. Phelan grew up in McGregor, worked in the …

Review

In 1946, with the world still reeling from the advent of the nuclear age, a group of the scientists who helped to birth it published a collection of essays called One World or None, in which they discussed the possibilities …

Review

A book of short stories is a curious thing. Each component story could be anything. In one, the protagonist may be a meth-addled architect who imagines he’s Nebuchadnezzar. In another, it may be a 10-year-old girl waiting for the mail. …

Bad Bills

Nuking Democracy House Bill 2721 Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van One hardship of building potentially hazardous, ecosystem-altering nuclear facilities is that people can sometimes be downright unwelcoming. Rep. Dan Flynn understands this. So he has proposed a bill that would keep …

Bad Bills

Nuking Democracy House Bill 2721 Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van One hardship of building potentially hazardous, ecosystem-altering nuclear facilities is that people can sometimes be downright unwelcoming. Rep. Dan Flynn understands this. So he has proposed a bill that would keep …

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