Dave Richards

  • The ACLU in Texas – The Early Years

    On March 8, the Texas ACLU will celebrate its 70th anniversary. It’s a storied history full of setbacks and improbable victories. Today, the organization […] Full Story

  • Fab Five

      The recent death of Don Kennard, longtime legislator and Democratic stalwart, caused me to unearth this photo of now-gone grand compadres. Left to […] Full Story

  • Texas’ Steady Hand: Dolph Briscoe, 1923-2010

    Former Gov. Dolph Briscoe, who died on Sunday at 87, was first and foremost a decent and honorable man, qualities that seem in short […] Full Story

  • Wayne Justice

    Civil Rights attorney and Observer contributing writer David Richards assesses the Judge Justice’s impact: See also: Justice for the Dispossessed: William Wayne Justice 1920-2009 U.S. […] Full Story

  • So Long to the Communist Threat

    When Creekmore Fath died in June at 93, we’d officially seen the last of an influential cluster of liberal activists who came of age […] Full Story