A love letter to Texas women in politics, for Grace Garcia

Let’s set aside for a moment all the women in Texas politics who already reaped the fame that came with the office. They already have their walls full of photos, shelves packed with awards, and reams of newspaper clippings documenting countless achievements. Governor Richards. Congresswoman Jordan. Comptrollers Strayhorn and Combs. Senator Hutchison. Mayors Whitmire, Miller, Strauss, Parker, and READ MORE…

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The day that I actually wholeheartedly agreed with the NRA – the Penis Compensation Caucus is un-Texan

It may come as some surprise to regular readers of these pages (are there any regular readers of these pages?) that I am not necessarily against open carry of handguns as a public policy. I’m absolutely certain that position will come as a surprise to the number of my NRA fans (that number may well READ MORE…

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“Log Cabin Republicans didn’t choose to be gay. But they did choose to be Republicans”

I know, I know – it’s been a while since I posted. I started to get complaints. I haven’t updated Letters From Texas in way too long, and for that I am deeply sorry. By “deeply sorry” I mean “I’m not very sorry at all – things came up.” But your cries have been heard. READ MORE…

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Obituary of the week so far

Don’t you wish you’d known this guy?

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Headline of the day so far, part 2

The fact that the Austin American-Statesman has undoubtedly broken wind new ground in headline-writing cannot be ignored.

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Some people say we no longer need labor unions…

…but I beg to differ. For one thing, they can prevent employers from doing something like this.

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Headline of the day so far

Today’s Headline Of The Day is deserving of the title in at least two ways I can see right off the bat.

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