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Why Bandwagons Aren't All Bad

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 11:19 PM

Someone asked me the other day if I was excited about the Texas Rangers being in the World Series. I'm from Arlington, and yes, I think it's awesome, despite their loss tonight. I thought it was a silly question, but the person who asked said they keep hearing people say...

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Love and the Tea Party

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2010 | 12:05 PM

I was chatting casually with my mom's husband today on the phone about politics... the Texas governor's race, congressional seats, etc. He's a lifelong Republican from Tulsa, blissfully married to a Chicago Democrat for eight sweet years. At first glance, the only things they have in common are Judaism and...

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In Austin, Obama Says, "Let's Get Busy"

(3) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 4:16 PM

Standing in the long, hot line to get into Gregory Gym to see President Obama, I met a fascinating young student. During the 2008 election, I remember the media interviewing some of Obama's friends and faculty from Harvard. Many said he was just one of those people who you knew...

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What's Bigger Than a Texas Ego?

(4) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 12:28 PM

The Texas economy, apparently. Today, CNBC named The Lone Star State America's Top State for Business in 2010. We topped Virginia, who won last year. But, a look at where we stand in other areas leaves me feeling underwhelmed about this victory.

The categories CNBC used are:

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Rick Perry Signs Earth-Shattering Peace Treaty

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 2:42 AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry made an attempt at peace with coyotes throughout Texas, and even the world, when he signed a peace treaty with the San Antonio Spurs mascot at a Valero event.

Some coyotes have rejoiced. Others are skeptical.

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Last Call for Social Studies

(19) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 3:50 PM

Voices will raise. Saliva will dampen microphones. Eyes will narrow, and eyes will widen. Fingers will tap furiously on keyboards and touch pads. Time limits will be up, and crowds will gather in hallways.

On Wednesday, May 19, the Texas State Board of Education will hear the final public...

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