To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, July 22, 2024

Observercast

The Beaumont Story

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In the 1954 race for Texas governor, the corporate powers were panicking. It looked like the incumbent – right-wing millionaire Allan Shivers – might be upset by his union-endorsed rival, progressive firebrand Ralph Yarborough. To portray the sheer awfulness of that possibility, the moneyed interests had bought TV airtime for “The Port Arthur Story,” a […]

Jim Hightower
Jim Hightower
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