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Texas



  • Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal

    by Naomi Klein

    The Texas blackouts show the political and social dead ends of the market revolution and the fossil fuel economy, says Naomi Klein. Politicians and industries wedded to the status quo are attacking the idea of a "Green New Deal" because it's encouraging people to imagine alternatives. 


  • The Texas Weather and Power Catastrophe

    by HNN Staff

    The combination of severe winter storms and persistent cold and a deregulated energy supply system without compulsion to invest in winterization has left Texans without power, heat or drinking water for days. Senator Ted Cruz appears to have decamped to Cancun while politicians blame wind and solar power for frozen natural gas refineries.



  • Houston Hip-Hop and Chinese Chicken

    by Alana Dao

    The story of a restaurant run by Chinese immigrants in Houston is the story of the growth of the diverse Gulf coast metropolis and its fusion of ethnic cultures.



  • Website Documents Over 700 Lynchings in Texas

    Jeff Littlejohn of Sam Houston State University has launched a website to make accessible information about more than 700 documented lynchings in the state of Texas. 


  • Misremember the Alamo

    by Douglas Sackman

    Like most Americans, when Trump tries to "remember the Alamo," he gets it all wrong. His recent visit to Alamo, Texas was 240 miles south of the mission so holy to many Texans, but it was closer in spirit than Trump probably realized. 



  • Are Republicans Serious about a Secession Movement?

    Richard Kreitner, author of "Break It Up," argues that calls for secession have been a regular feature of American political life, though they usually amount to criticism instead of action. 


  • There is Nothing Sacred About the Military Vote

    by Rachel Gunter

    After a patient count, Joe Biden has claimed victory, and fears that late-arriving military absentee ballots could be subject to litigation that might decide the election have receded. This is fortunate, because history shows parties won't hesitate to interfere with the military vote for political advantage.



  • Whether Biden Wins or Loses, Texas is Now a Political Battleground

    by James Henson

    "Ironically, the return of real competition to Texas politics stems from the very thing that originally opened the door for Republicans: the political and cultural changes tied to the growing diversity that fractured the old Texas Democratic Party."



  • Debates over Race, History and Values Roil Texas A&M as Campus Diversifies

    Texas A&M's mostly white and conservative alumni network supports campus traditions that clash with the values of the school's increasingly diverse students today, highlighted in protests to remove a statue of a former university president who participated in massacres of Black soliders as a Confederate, violently purged Native people as a Texas Ranger, and presided over the violent aftermath of Reconstruction as Governor.