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The Observer’s Founding Editor: ‘Bring the Fight Back’ to Texas Politics

by | Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:00 CST
It’s long past time in Texas for straight talk, starting with the blunt facts about the nullity the Texas Democratic Party has become.
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