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April, 2016

March, 2016

  • 22 March

    How I Helped Create Donald Trump

    Stick with me here, dear readers. This one’s been brewing a while. The first title of this piece was ‘Uck!’  I’ve since revised this to an inch of its life. As a writer, one wants …

  • 20 March

    Analysis: Three Extra Special Texas Republican Delegates

    Three Texas Republicans could have golden tickets to their national political convention this summer; unlike their colleagues, they’ll be allowed to vote for any presidential candidate they choose, all because Marco Rubio dropped out of …

  • 12 March

    Analysis: What Might Be Next in Texas Politics

    Here’s a political parlor game we’ll call, “And then what?” First, take a political occurrence, and then pop the question. An example from several years ago: Gov.George W. Bush decides to run for president. And …

  • 7 March

    Guest Editorial: Improper Pruning killing El Paso’s Trees

    Ever since the Mulberry Tree was outlawed by the El Paso City Council in 1992, the tree has had a rough life in the area.  But the ban is nothing when compared to what El …

  • 6 March

    Analysis: Notes on a Texas Primary Election

    This year’s political upheaval is nearly complete, at least in Texas. Most of what the state’s voters were going to get done in this election cycle got done on Tuesday. They had their say on …

  • 2 March

    The Wondering Latina: Celebrating Super Tuesday with EP Democrats

    Tuesday night – Super Tuesday – was one of the biggest nights in politics; when the largest number of states hold their primary elections. After surfing the web, I found the location of the Democratic Party …

February, 2016

  • 29 February

    Opinion: Misery in Chains: NAFTA, the TPP, and Juarez

    Individualistic societies. Indifferent men and women. Tired faces, absent looks, rare smiles, no smiles. Childhood depression, a bitter present, and nonexistent future, not even considered. Abandoned women, promiscuity, sadness, hunger… misery. Misery in chains, that’s what the maquiladora …

  • 22 February

    Analysis: The Winner-Take-Some Texas Primaries

    Every presidential candidate wants to win in Texas, but the state’s major parties will also be rewarding second- and even third-place finishers in this year’s primaries. It’s not a winner-take-all state unless a winner proves …

  • 19 February

    Pope Francis: Journey to Paso del Norte – A Self Reflection

    Let’s start with a full disclosure so there’s no confusion: I’m Catholic. I was raised Catholic and I was educated at two Catholic schools – Loretto Academy for pre-school; and St. Pius X Catholic School from …

  • 15 February

    Analysis: A Field Guide to the 2016 Texas Primaries

    Early voting starts Tuesday in Texas, and the races for the presidential nominations are not — in spite of all that noise they’re making — the only contests on the ballot. Here are the most …

  • 14 February

    Cruz’n the Borderland: Have you heard the one…

    And now, because nobody asked for it….here’s a list of some of the best punchlines to jokes!  And his friend said, “yeah, and its DEEP, too!” “help me find my keys and we can DRIVE …

  • 12 February

    Analysis: Raising College Tuition, Deflecting the Blame

    When it comes to self-preservation, politicians are pretty damn smart. It’s a new year and state colleges — the University of Texas System tops the listright now — are talking about raising tuition for next year’s …

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