The atmosphere on that visit was tender of a sort we hadn't achieved before. "You've been really helpful, Stanley," he said more than once, an unwarranted compliment, since I'd done very little.
As we celebrate Cesar Chavez Day, we need to recognize that the fight for equality in our country is still ongoing. This is a celebration not just of Cesar Chavez's leadership, but of the thousands of people that walked, worked and fought alongside him -- of every worker who keeps our country moving forward.
There was a moment in the Ann Richards campaign against George W. Bush when I knew in advance she had lost.
Unless the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Texas legislation, it is almost certain to create tragedies under the hideous guise of language that claims to protect women's health.
New analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO) links exposure to air pollution to roughly 7 million deaths annually.
Almost like a game of six degrees of separation, people were brought together by their common love for this exuberant, mocha-skinned woman with the million dollar smile.
As an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, I've been following the new death penalty developments fairly closely. It's probably safe to say that our Death Row hasn't been this shaken up since the state retired the electric chair after the electrocution of James French in 1966.
After a protracted legal battle and a rash of angry demonstrations and civil disobedience actions along the pipeline route, the southern leg of the Keystone XL is complete, pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude daily from Cushing, OK, to the Gulf -- straight through Julia Trigg Crawford family's farm.
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The food here is so good, Beyoncé raps about it.
She paints. She writes. She welds. She wears men's Tony Lama cowboy boots and dangly turquoise earrings that fly through her long black hair when the wind blows.
There is no end to growing season this close to the Mexican border and the fields are only barren between plantings. Crops, however, are not the only income producer for landowners in far South Texas.
It's possible to make an argument that a growth path that allows for largely unrestricted development is a better way to go than a path that tries to constrain growth to protect the quality of life. However, it doesn't make sense to argue the case based simply on the fact that the former path leads to more growth. There is no doubt that the Texas growth path will lead to more jobs. The question is whether it creates a society where people want to live. Many people are willing to pay lots of money to live elsewhere.
In the 10 states I worked carnivals this last year, I lived on the border of Chugach National Forest in Alaska and in a cow pasture outside Chicago with 40 Black Angus cows and a big, dirty bull.
Is race still the driver of Southern politics? A leading scholar of contemporary politics supplied his answers in a recent conference of Southern specialists.
Democrats must make deeper investments in mobilizing Hispanic voters in Texas and give them something to vote for, not just against.