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A Lifeline for Schoolchildren

May 24, 2005 - The Texas legislature isn't all bad; in what the San Antonio News-Express (reg req'd) called "a stunning rejection of the Republican leadership's wishes," a bill to establish one of the most extensive school vouchers system in the country was just defeated.

War Profiteers Go to Court

May 23, 2005 - Yesterday's New York Times had a good piece about an important court battle developing over Custer Battles, the scandal-ridden company in Virginia that was contracted to provide security in Iraq. The first few paragraphs tell the story:

Friday BBQ Blogging

May 20, 2005 - This may or may not become a regular feature (and no offense intended to our vegetarian readership), but I have to put in a plug for my friend JoAnn Wypijewski's recent excellent survey of the BBQ fare and social scene in Lockhart, Texas -- "Barbecue Capital of Texas." Just reading it makes me want to pop down to Durham'