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Fifth Down And Goal To Go
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Fifth Down And Goal To Go

BY DAVID PERRYMAN For decades, the football officials of the old Southwest Conference were considered the most biased in the game. The fact was it was nearly impossible for a gridiron team to escape stadiums in Houston, Dallas, Waco, Lubbock, Austin, Fort Worth or Fayetteville with a victory. But what has been referred to as…

A Bawdyhouse Of Bad Right-Wing Ideas
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A Bawdyhouse Of Bad Right-Wing Ideas

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Ideally, elections are about ideas. In our dark times of money-soaked, bitterly negative campaigns, however, policy discussions are being shoved aside by raw partisanship and vitriol. This not only means that good ideas are ignored, but also that downright bad ideas can become public policy without the public knowing it. For example,…

Here’s To People Who Work With Their Hands
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Here’s To People Who Work With Their Hands

BY FROMA HARROP After leaving high school, my father worked in factories and drove trucks. College was never in the cards for him. Though a good thinker – the Navy put him in a program dominated by college grads – he never excelled academically. And in any case, he had parents and young brothers to…

Weak Environmental Policies Cost Jobs
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Weak Environmental Policies Cost Jobs

BY FROMA HARROP “The public will no doubt be surprised at the economic importance of this industry as [we measure the impact of activities like boating, fishing, RVing, hunting, camping, hiking and more.” The speaker is U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The industry goes under the broad name of outdoor recreation. It was a $374…

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