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July 21, 2021
Texan Republican Cancel Culture Targets the Teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Why did Texas senators vote to drop Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” from school curriculums?
July 19, 2021
This Texas Democrat Doesn’t Want Proud Boys Standing Over His Grandmother as She Votes
Representative James Talarico is a rising star thanks to his adept pushback on Trump’s Big Lie and the Texas GOP’s anti–voting rights agenda.
July 13, 2021
Texas Democrats Have the Right Sense of Urgency for the Fight Against Jim Crow 2.0
They left Texas to deny Republicans the quorum needed to pass voting restriction legislation and flocked to Washington to plead for action.
July 12, 2021
If They Can Tear Down This Highway in Texas… Yes, Texas!
Texas planned to spend $25 billion widening highways to relieve congestion. But a movement to tear them down instead is growing in influence—even here in the Lone Star State.
June 4, 2021
A Tale of 2 States
Vastly different approaches to governance in California and Texas show two diverging paths—one forward, and one to ruin.
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June 3, 2021
It’s Not Just Voter Suppression: Texas Republicans Want to Overturn Elections
Moving beyond voter suppression, Republicans are now writing laws to make it easier to cancel results that go against them.
May 7, 2021
A Prophet at the Barbecue: Larry McMurtry, 1936–2021
Three views of a Texas giant.
March 23, 2021
Letters From the March 5/12, 2021, Issue
Along the Texas border… Leveling up… In the vicinity of bigotry (
March 2, 2021
How Texas Led a Sporting Revolution
Frank Guridy joins the show to talk about his new book,
The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics
February 19, 2021
Canuck Cruz Cuts and Runs to Cancún
By fleeing his state during an emergency, the Texas senator betrayed the solidarity that holds society together. A decent man would resign. Instead, Cruz just keeps lying.