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Perry Breaks with Big Business, Tx Republican Party and His Former Self

When news broke last week that Republican mega-donor and homebuilder Bob Perry and grocery store magnate Charles Butt had hired the high-dollar lobbying firm HillCo to […]

Six Questions for State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon

This is Part Seven in an occasional series of Q&As with Texans involved in issues of the environment and energy. (Read Part One with […]

What We Know About Deer Season

We know about urine, how our scent deflects bucks and does, and so we know to crouch, to let the hay-streams loose within sight […]

Archived Soul

I have a confession: I’ve never understood David Foster Wallace, that literary figure of monumental proportions who delighted readers with no small output of […]

Amidst Two Major Losses, Education Advocates See Small Victories in School Finance

Monday was a rough day at the Legislature for education advocates trying to protect teacher contracts and assuage the $4 billion cuts to public […]

Amidst Two Major Losses, Education Advocates See A Watered-Down Victories in School Finance

When it comes to easy talking points for education advocates—protecting teacher contracts and assuaging the $4 billion in cuts to public schools—there’s going to […]

Fighting for Freedom from a Juarez Jail

A week before Christmas, Shohn Huckabee and Carlos Quijas were driving back to El Paso after having Huckabee’s truck fixed at a mechanic’s shop […]

Tangling with Frank Erwin

This is a continuation of Dugger’s piece “The Business of Education,” a review of Kenneth Ashworth’s Horns of A Dilemma. The book chronicles Ashworth’s […]

Death of a Robber Baron

H.W. Brands’ The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield is the first book in Anchor Books’ American Portraits Series, which […]

Following the Narrative

This is the part where I’m supposed to summarize in a few hundred words a novel whose narrative takes a “blackademic” on a mission […]