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Why Rick Perry's Texas Reminds Me of the Soviet Union

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Whenever a Texas Republican makes the national news for saying that "ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns", for alerting Anderson Cooper to the dan...

Rick Perry Won't Back Down On Controversial Cuts

The Caller-Times | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that Texas is making no promises it will roll back any of the deep state spending cuts imposed during past economic dol...

Time for Texas Democrats to Back a Democrat for Speaker

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Republicans have been pummeling Democrats for more than a decade. There's no rule saying we have to hold ourselves down for them.

For-Profit Colleges Curry Favor With Candidates For State Offices

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Paul Basken | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For-profit colleges may be rooting for Republicans to take over Congress in the midterm elections, but at the state level, they are largely supporting...

What Would Jesus Filibuster?

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

I took particular interest in a story that broke last week regarding a holy skirmish between ultra-conservative Christians and an ultra-conservative Jew, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus.