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LOON STAR STATE I BEN SARGENT TheTexas Observer SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 IF THE REVOLUTION IS OVER, DOES THAT MEAN WE WON? by Ruth Pennebaker Texas women have come a long way, maybe. 8 KILLING KID CARE by David Theis A million-dollar charity collapses. 14 DIALOGUE 3 EDITORIAL 4 POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE 5 JIM HIGHTOWER 13, 19 BACK OF THE BOOK 22 The Art of Destruction. by Chris Tomlinson FEATURE Texas Pickers Strum Germans. by Robert McCorkle REVIEW C.B. Evans on Ellen Ruppel Shell’s Cheap POETRY by Mobi Warren 25 DATELINE: AUSTIN 29 The High Price of Loyalty. by Josh Rosenblatt 27 POETRY 31 by Janice Rose Cover: Meeting at UT Student Union, 28 Photo by Alan Pogue 2 THE TEXAS OBSERVER SEPTEMBER 18, 2009