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  1. W.W. McClyde

    Happy Texas Independence Day

    On this date, 183 years ago, the Republic of Texas was born with the execution of the Texas Declaration of Independence. My great-X grandfather, Collin McKinney, headed the committee of five who drafted it, and then became the oldest delegate to sign it. He was a key figure in the Texas...
  2. W.W. McClyde

    President Obama Having a Wee Bit of Trouble with his "Presidential Center"

    I love this story. Damn thing isn't even going to be a research library. It won't house any records at all. This is an editorial from today's Wall Street Journal: More than three decades ago, a young Columbia University grad named Barack Obama struggled mightily as a community organizer in...
  3. W.W. McClyde

    On Trump, the Fauxmergency, and the Currency of the Presidency

    I awoke in the wee hours of the morning and found the muse upon me. I'm considering submitting the following for publication. Feedback welcome, even if you rip it to shreds. On Trump, the Faux-mergency, and the Currency of the Presidency In a rambling Rose Garden press conference to announce...
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    On Kaepernick & His Refusal to Stand for the National Anthem

    ICYMI, here's the rundown from PFT: As you might imagine, Twitter has been on fire over this all morning. Here's my take (for whatever it's worth). Almost three million Americans spilled a lot of blood to secure and maintain our constitutionally-guaranteed right to free speech. Not only is...