Defending Texas

Friday, June 08, 2012

Yesterday on The Takeaway New York Times columnist Gail Collins discussing her new book, “As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.” She argued that Texas has been extremely influential on the national agenda, but that the state is still riddled with problems of its own.

Some listeners from Texas weren't too keen on what she had to say. Today, we'll hear from one listener and Joshua Treviño, vice president of Communications at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Guests:

Joshua Treviño

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [1]

Juan Batista from Texas

The old texas, the Texas of popular cliches, is dying, being replaced by a multicultural Tejas. The redneck Texas can still reassert itself with disastrous results.
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/158998
The End of Texas
A bumbling Texas governor flirts with secession. Far right militias flock to his call and prepare for violence to bring about independence. A backlash from Indigenous Mexicans in Texas calls for the Aztlan Now movement, Mexicans wanting to secede FROM Texas and stay loyal to the US.

Jun. 10 2012 03:10 PM

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