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The Texas GOP Platform

Friend of the blog MW forwarded me the Texas GOP Platform today, and it is worse than I could have guessed. If you’re curious just how bad it could be, here’s a sample: Further, we urge Congress to withhold Supreme … Continue reading

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The Law of Intended Consequences

Rick Perry, with the help of a Republican dominated legislature, is still doing damage back home in Texas: Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San … Continue reading

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The Texas Two Step

Texas has been plagued by a drought, and that drought has now resulted in some major wildfires.  Rick Perry has the solution and it goes something like this: Pray for rain Slash funding to the state agency that deals with … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two States

Gallup runs an annual Well-Being Index poll and this years results are now public.  The poll includes some interesting findings that are relevant to the current race for the Republican nomination: Texas residents continue to be the most likely in … Continue reading

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Answering Questions on Perry’s Behalf

The LA Times has noted a strange coincidence.  If you’re one of the wealthy businessmen who donated lots of money to Governor Perry’s political campaigns, you’re also likely to have been on the receiving end of a lot of benefits from … Continue reading

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Oh, Perry? Hold On…

Ed Kilgore tries to tamp down the boomlet of Rick Perry 2012 enthusiasm from the punditocracy. Kilgore points out that voters in his home state of Texas really don’t want Perry to run, and would vote against Obama in larger … Continue reading

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Hijinks In America’s Tribal Areas

Texas says “no” to requiring parental permission for corporal punishment of students. Texas lawmakers voted against parental approval for corporal punishment Wednesday, allowing schools to spank students with or without parents’ say. Rep. Alma Allen, D-Houston, said she personally doesn’t … Continue reading

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