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Weekend link dump for December 2

Insert standard plaintive cry about where the year has gone here. Help the Waltrip High School Band travel to play at President Obama’s inauguration. Here’s a comprehensive list of people who are paid to pontificate about politics saying dumb things about the 2012 election. “Tastes like dinosaur”. Sure, why not? More Congressfolk like Dr. Raul […]

Some sanity on STAAR

This is a welcome development. A requirement that the state exams count toward 15 percent of a student’s course grade sparked a backlash last spring over the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, among parents whose ninth-graders were the first to take the more rigorous exams. A statewide parent group emerged out […]

Parties split on waiting for SCOTUS

Texas Redistricting: Lawyers for the Justice Department and intervenors in the Texas voter ID case told the court yesterday that the court should put off consideration of Texas’ claim that section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional until the Supreme Court decides the pending Shelby County v. Holder case next year. That case involves a […]

This is what a full-scale Latino outreach program looks like

This is what I’m talking about. President Barack Obama’s campaign team realized even before Romney was nominated that the growing Latino vote was the key to a second Obama term. And they acted to sew it up with an early, sweeping and persistent effort. It paid off, and it’s not clear that Romney even saw […]