texas

Messes in Texas

May 13, 2005 - Two days ago Facing South blogged about the temporary grounding of the parental consent bill in the Texas Legislature. The reprieve proved to be a very short one.

The Minutemen Are Coming

May 12, 2005 - Residents of South Texas, watch out - the civilian border patrol denounced by President Bush as "vigilantes" has plans to start patrolling the Texas border with Mexico in October.

How the Right Hijacked the "Day of Prayer"

May 10, 2005 - The Texas Freedom Network has released a new report which offers a useful glimpse into the original intent -- and right-wing's hijacking -- of the National Day of Prayer, which happened on May 5:

Houston Has a Problem

May 5, 2005 - Last December, the Dallas Morning News (reg req'd) uncovered anomalies in Houston school district test scores: it seemed that the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind initiative, with its threat of sanctions for schools with low scores on standardized tests, was driving s

15 Workers a Day

April 29, 2005 - Today is Worker's Memorial Day, our time to remember the 15 workers who die every day on the job, largely because of dangerous working conditions. The following post from Confined Space is long but worth the read. And as Mother Jones said, "pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

The War on Government

April 27, 2005 - Rolling Stone magazine (home of Southern Exposure's former editor and ace investigative reporter, Eric Bates) has a story up about the admi