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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Voter supression is a hallmark of today’s Republicans

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS I have never seen a modern definition of democracy that was not based on near-universal suffrage.  It seems that the five Republicans on the Supreme Court prefer a political system that allows states to pass voting laws that suppress the vote, denying voting to many

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Bartee Haile: Whatever happened to pirate “President” of Texas?

The thrill of victory and the agony of Lafitte

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Women’s freedom and Texas Republicans

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   Any reader of this column is undoubtedly aware of the actions last week of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who successfully filibustered the anti-abortion bill known...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Temperamental silent star did it her way

The tale of a strong-willed Texas flapper with a mind of her own...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Ted Cruz’s opposition to liberty

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   It was gratifying to read of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, declaring that she has changed her mind about her opposition to gay marriage.  Her change of...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Army officer helps himself to priceless art treasures

A tale of how greed will backfire and art will (slowly) triumph in the end...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Government lies and secrecy destroy credibility

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS When a high government official blatantly lies in testimony before Congress, it is rare that we learn of the lie as quickly as we did this past...

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Lifetime of firsts for “First Lady of Texas”

A remarkable trail-blazing Texas woman who lived the principles of equality

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Fort Worth mourns hero of “Spring Palace” fire

An Englishman civil engineer becomes a hero to thousands in Ft. Worth...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Body of war hero found on Memorial Day

One of the most decorated and famous WWII heroes was a Texan with humble beginnings...

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