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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…

King Oil
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King Oil

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Prior to Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin in 1792, processing cotton had been a low-profit, labor-intensive drag on the agriculture industry of the American South. In fact, most early Americans believed [and many hoped] that rock bottom cotton prices would never sustain the long-term viability of the “peculiar institution” of…

The Kids Are All Right
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The Kids Are All Right

BY GARY EDMONDSON “Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.” Thus spake 15-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden in early December during the United Nations sponsored COP 24 climate talks in Poland. Yes, Trumpistas and Apostles of Ignorance, you are being held accountable right…

Protecting The Polluters And Their Filthy Profits
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Protecting The Polluters And Their Filthy Profits

BY GARY EDMONDSON Greed is a sickness that often victimizes the innocent more than those who embrace it. Yes, Scott the Grifter Pruitt was booted back home where Republican politicians continue to profit from their positions. But acting Energy Pollution Advocate leader Andrew Wheeler forges ahead with Greed’s Own Party’s plan to push the energy…

Environmental Malpractice Washes Onto The Beach
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Environmental Malpractice Washes Onto The Beach

BY FROMA HARROP Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over an environmental disaster that he insists has nothing to do with him. It’s true that red tide – an evil-smelling algae bloom now fouling the precious beaches along Florida’s southwestern coast – is an oft-repeated natural phenomenon. Thousands of dead tarpons,…

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