God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
by Lawrence Wright,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 26, 2018
A staff writer for the New Yorker and author of “The Looming Tower,” Lawrence Wright believes that Texas has a lot to answer for. His bill of particulars includes: a “locker room lust for guns” that belies rhetoric about self-protection and Second Amendment rights; the highest rate of uninsured people in the United States; a determination to cut off access to abortion and birth control; a policy of “deliberate indifference” to child welfare, hostility to gay and transgender people; and grotesquely gerrymandered election districts.
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