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The Patrick 55 and Super-Access Toll Road
Don’t expect a rosy report from me regarding Texas’s new all-guy crop of officials who took office last month. To feel any hope whatsoever, you need to be uber-Christian, gun loving, anti-women’s choice and equal pay, or a big business … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Dan Patrick, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ken Paxton, T. Boone Pickens, Team of Rivals, Texas government, Texas Senate 2 Comments
The Trouble with Men is . . .
I am sure glad the latest “politician acting badly” (PAB) scandal has gone by the wayside. I don’t think I could handle any more revelations concerning what lives under Mr. Weiner’s underwear and in his mind. If I hadn’t been … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Anthony Weiner, Charles Sumner, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Leonard Pitts, scandals, Team of Rivals 4 Comments
The Amazing Man who Stopped the Can
Based on a friend’s high praise (from about 5 years ago), I finally knuckled down and immersed myself in the book, Team of Rivals, the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Within its 750 pages I discovered … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Doris Kearns Goodwin, slavery, Team of Rivals, Thirteenth Amendment Leave a comment