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By Gail Collins

ISBN-10: 0871404079

ISBN-13: 9780871404077

In essentially the most explosive and well timed political books in years, Gail Collins proclaims that "what occurs in Texas does not remain in Texas anymore."

Not till she visited Texas, that proud kingdom of massive oil and larger pursuits, did Gail Collins, the best-selling writer and columnist for the New York Times, detect that she had ignored the only position that mattered such a lot in America’s political panorama. Raised in Ohio, Collins had formerly visible the yank basic divide as a conflict among the Republican heartland and its liberal coasts. however the actual tale, she got here to determine, was once in Texas, the place Bush, Cheney, Rove, & Perry had created a conservative political time table that's now sweeping the rustic and defining our nationwide id. via its lively aid of banking deregulation, lax environmental criteria, and draconian tax cuts, via its fierce championing of states rights, gun possession, and, after all, sexual abstinence, Texas, with Governor Rick Perry’s presidential targets, has develop into the bellwether of a far-reaching nationwide flow that keeps to have profound social and financial effects for us all. love it or now not, as Texas is going, so is going the country.

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As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda

In a single of the main explosive and well timed political books in years, Gail Collins proclaims that "what occurs in Texas does not remain in Texas anymore. "Not till she visited Texas, that proud nation of massive oil and larger objectives, did Gail Collins, the best-selling writer and columnist for the recent York occasions, notice that she had neglected the single position that mattered such a lot in America’s political panorama.

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Smoker and dog OK” The law of the empty places is that neighbors help neighbors. A barn needs raising, the community rallies around. A disaster strikes, they’re there. ” offered a Texan with whom I was discussing the state’s culture. That was “Baby Jessica,” the eighteen-month-old who tumbled into a well in the family backyard in Midland and got stuck 22 feet underground. It was back in 1987, and volunteers rushed to the scene, working heroically around the clock for two and a half days to rescue her.

I can go ten minutes from now and be out on the open plain,” said Chris Steinbach, who works in Austin as Kolkhorst’s chief of staff. Houston is so huge that the regional planners cannot find anyplace to meet that doesn’t require some of the members to drive more than 75 miles. It goes on forever. But its size feeds into the empty-place mentality because it’s not an urban bigness with everything mashed together. There’s something here, something there, but you’ll still see a large open tract of land between this shopping area and that neighborhood, between that block of houses and the apartment building .

We’ve got a super-big state with a young citizenry and a very high birth rate. You have to figure that by 2050, the entire United States will have a distinctly Texas cast. The state’s ability to rear, educate, and prepare all the little Texans to take their place in the national economy is going to be an excellent predictor of how well the whole country will be faring down the line. We will get into that later, but—spoiler alert—the odds of success would be better if Texas had more control of the teenage birth rate.

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