Daily Archives: February 22, 2008

The Big Empty

For many residents of Clarksville, the seat of east Texas’ Red River County, 2008 arrived trailing a sense of doom. On December 31, 2007, after some 30 years of business, the local Wal-Mart had closed its doors. Clarksville isn’t the …

New Days vs. Old Ways

Every exit poll conducted to date in the presidential primary race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama indicates a generation gap separates the two candidates. Obama attracts an overwhelming number of voters age 18 to 30; Clinton dominates the over-60 …

Jim Hightower

WHEN HEROES ARE HUCKSTERS Oh, Angelo, what a hero you are. Yessiree, a real corporate hero. Angelo Mozilo is CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp., which was America’s largest huckster of subprime mortgages before that whole house of cards came tumbling …

Voto por Voto

It seems every election in Texas is accompanied by big talk from political pundits that, at long last, the slumbering Latino vote will become a decisive force at the ballot box. So far, it’s been more promise than reality. But …

Back in the Saddle

Twenty years have passed since a Texas primary played a significant role in anointing a presidential candidate. The last time was in 1988, when Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, Al Gore, and Jesse Jackson locked horns in a four-way fight. Because …

Back in the Saddle

Twenty years have passed since a Texas primary played a significant role in anointing a presidential candidate. The last time was in 1988, when Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, Al Gore, and Jesse Jackson locked horns in a four-way fight. Because …

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