More Texas Monthly
Here's a little update on a column I've been illustrating for the most excellent folks at Texas Monthly. It's called "Behind The Lines" and deals with social, political and environmental issues and everything else relevant to the state of Texas.
This one's about the Texan-Mexican border and the various immigration issues there.
Here the topic was the prediction of Rick Perry's announcement about whether or not he'd be running for governor again. They guessed he wouldn't.
About David Dewhurst's personal downfall as lieutenant governor and the downfall of the office itself.
Who is more philanthropic: conservatives or liberals?
The controversies of College Football, a corrupt paradox where the athletes are essentially professional employees who are not getting paid.
About the upcoming scramble for $2 billion in state funding that has just become available to build water infrastructure, like reservoirs, pipelines, etc.
About the isolation struggles veterans face when they return from combat. For many of them, the real fight is readjusting to civilian life.
About how the state government should use the money from the recent Texas oil boom to fix the roads.
On the scrutiny and double standards that female candidates face when running for political office.
About how as big cities become more global in scope, they also become more reliant on state and local governments (as opposed to the federal government) to solve their problems. This puts a lot of pressure on smaller government offices as they struggle to deal with issues they're not fully equipped to handle.