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May Day: immigrants show their power

May 2, 2006 - Those who count themselves as friends of immigrant rights, but who doubted the wisdom of today's May Day boycott, predicted two things: 1) that the boycott would be meaninglessly small, and 2) that it would invite widespread reprisals againt wor

Another Tulia in Texas

October 24, 2005 - The latest Austin Chronicle has an eye-opening expose about race, the drug war, and Lone Star justice in a rural Jackson County, Texas, home of the small town of Edna:

Paging George Lakoff

July 11, 2005 - The Texas Senate just cut property taxes by $4.8 billion, a cut similar to a proposal by Gov. Rick Perry and to legislation already passed in the House. According to the Houston Chronicle,

Multitasking

May 31, 2005 - Check out this post by Andrew Dobbs of Burnt Orange Report on how Texas Republicans treat the poor both as their "punching bag" and as "their personal ATM" (how versatile these poor folks are!):

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'