Geoff Rips

Geoff Rips is a novelist and a former editor of The Texas Observer.
  • Editorial

    The first week in October found the Republican message peppered with not-very-subtle code meant to enliven the racist vote. Sarah Palin told us that […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    Economic levees have burst. The water’s pouring in, and we’re being herded toward the Superdome, where we’ll be asked to sacrifice while lords of […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    Apparently, John McCain won’t let Sarah Palin out of his sight. They’re together everywhere you look. That short leash will make campaigning in all […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    In this issue, we observe the 100th birthday of Lyndon Johnson with a memoir by Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger about the personal and […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    As we approach the national political conventions, we all know this promises to be a mean season. Has America transcended its racist past? We’re […] Full Story