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Politics, Wild West Style

Here’s some election news from back home in Texas–specifically, from the district where my mother lives, just south of Austin, Texas. From the Burnt Orange Report: This just in from Hays County. Former Republican [State] Rep. Rick Green who was taken down by Patrick Rose in 2002, apparently got a little upset over a Rose…

Please, Please, No More Rick Perry

This won’t be news to anyone from Texas, but our governor, Republican Rick Perry, is a walking disaster. From The Dallas Morning News: SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry, after a God and country sermon attended by dozens of political candidates Sunday, said that he agreed with the minister that non-Christians will be condemned to…

There’s a hot congressional race going on right now deep in the heart of Texas in District 17, which stretches from just north of Houston to just south of Fort Worth and includes my alma mater, Texas A&M University. The contest pits incumbent Democrat and local guy Chet Edwards against Republican Van Taylor, who was…

When you live in the wealthiest nation in the world but can still claim over 40 million people without health insurance–despite spending more than twice as much per capita on health care as any other nation–you might have a problem. Nowhere is this more apparent than in my home state, Texas, which leads the nation…

This post doesn’t have anything to do with science, but I felt the need to pay tribute to former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who passed away Wednesday. Elected in 1990, Richards led a bold wave of progressive reforms statewide, capitalizing on the Democrats’ continued electoral support in Texas despite the state sliding further to the…