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Measuring Victory and Failure in Alabama

By Thomas Lazo In the aftermath of any election no amount of success or failure is immune from the often baffling distortions of a partisan mind. Democrats morose after the election of Donald Trump were quick to find solace in the idea that perhaps his election would be the event that exacerbates the internal divides... Continue Reading →

Friends Across the Aisle (Part 1)

By Ellison Wade This is part one of a series on holding friendships across party lines. Check back in the coming weeks for future installments What I expected to learn from such an experience, I’m unsure. But there I was, providing him a platform. Hoping I suppose, naïve romantic that I am, he’d hear himself... Continue Reading →

Do rural Americans still support Trump?

By Megan Strickland Nearly a month ago, a Democratic contender with about a snowball's chance in Hades of winning Texas's First Congressional District came and sat down in my newspaper office. Texas's First District consists of some largely rural, Evangelical Christians, with backgrounds in farming, ranching, oil, gas and timber. Some of its counties are... Continue Reading →

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