This week: Texas, Games, Transportation, Science, and Housing!
So this thing happened. Well, is still happening…
Let the Texans have their truck. Leave the rest of us alone. Sedans are also authentic.
Everything’s bigger in Texas!
If you don’t like the idea of folks carrying a gun on campus, you can protest by carrying something else that might actually get you arrested.
What happens when a fraternal organization, dedicated to commemorating Confederate veterans of the U.S. Civil War, declares “all in” before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case where there appear to be two directly controlling yet contradictory cases and the ideological alignments of the Justices are apparently inverted? Burt Likko breaks down today’s license plate case.
Goldbugs on the loose in Austin!
Be the first to guess why some, but not all, of the states (and Puerto Rico) are listed in this order!
A segment at NPR outlines the fight in Texas to transform the state university system. Governor Perry and private sector elites want to make higher education in the state more affordable and efficient,
A common way to talk about crime and punishment is to liken them to debt and repayment: A crime creates a debt to society; if the criminal is caught and convicted, a just sentence will ensure his debt is repaid, but nothing more. This analogy appeals partly because it explains victimless crimes a lot better…
Various random thoughts and theories that have occurred to me of late that I may or may not be prepared to defend, but seem like they’d be fun to discuss. 1. A thought that occurred to me while watching “Texas Singer/Songwriter” Pat Green perform an unreal version of Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” in Philly the other…
“Neither Governor Perry nor the bulk of Texas’ citizens may be interested in climate change, but climate change is interested in them.” ~ Matt Yglesias, commenting on the massive drought and terrible wildfires ravaging Texas. There has been a long drought all across the Southwest for many years now. Wildfires are only getting worse. The…
But the headline is immortal: Deep Fried Beer Invented in Texas.
Here’s a pretty frightening article from The Washington Monthly on how Texas’s radical State Board of Education is rewriting textbooks nationwide.
The numbers of dead and wounded are different according to the source, but it looks like American soldiers opened fire on other soldiers at a Texas Army base. According to the New York Times:
Here’s an original idea: take California’s liberal, high-tax model and contrast it with Texas’s low-tax approach. Aside from The Economist, Newt Gingrich, and The New York Times’ op-ed page, no one else has thought to highlight this incisive comparison! The best part? The op-ed ” . . . is adapted from the autumn 2009 issue…
After Cass Sunstein’s contentious confirmation hearing, I decided to pick up a copy of Nudge to see what all the fuss was about. Did you know “Don’t Mess With Texas” started as an anti-littering slogan? Weird.