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Truman Talks: Texas Politics

Don’t Dodge this Draft

Refer to Madness

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Political Philanthropy  

Last month, Donald Trump’s budget reform generated controversy as he claimed that the national Meals on Wheels program cost the United States too much...

Truman Talks: “Where You From?”

I’m English – a stranger in a strange land. I have a range of responses, both verbal and facial, to my first utterance to...

Truman Talks: Immigration

Words matter. Immigrant. Alien. Immigrant alien. Non-immigrant alien. Common terms on government forms –– oh! The seemingly endless forms, as opaque and linguistically abstract...

Stars: Fading or Twinkling?

Before Friday night’s game, the Dallas Stars honored former player Jamie Langenbrunner as part of their celebration of the 25th anniversary of the team’s...

Gerrymandering Texas-Style

Gerrymandering is the widespread political practice of manipulating voting district boundaries to gain a political advantage, specifically in elections, by maximizing the number of...

Back in the Big Time

He Got Game, Can’t Hardly Wait, and Hope Floats –– are they the feelings of TCU men’s basketball players and fans? Perhaps, but they’re...

Divisive on Dreamers

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is the kind of gathering that makes this writer feel compelled to quip that it is a...

Fort Worth Web-Slinger

About a year ago, Cameron Bennett’s dream of becoming a real-life comic-book hero came true. On his way to see the local premiere of...

A Waking Nightmare

In 2015, there were 2,800 gun-related deaths in Texas. Even so, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas ranked 23rd in...

Like Ringing a Bell

Anyone wishing to see the actual guitar that Robert Johnson was playing when he sold his soul to the devil might be disappointed. Or...