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Weekend link dump for January 14

What “Meltdown” and “Spectre” mean to you. “Few surprises are more compelling than the recent discovery that falcons are more closely related to parrots than they are to hawks and eagles.” “We Have A New Prime Number, And It’s 23 Million Digits Long”. The Asian fetish of far-right white nationalists. “Trump’s complete lack of fitness […]

Interview with Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

And so we come to the end of our week-long odyssey through the Democratic field in CD07. Next week, we shift focus to CD02, which will not require publishing interviews on weekend days. Lucky number seven in the Democratic lineup for CD07 is Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, another challenger who helped push the national narrative in […]

The price of disrespect

Greg Abbott makes another endorsement. Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday endorsed the Republican challenger to Galveston state Rep. Wayne Faircloth, a move that is expected to deepen simmering divisions within the state Republican party. In a new video, Abbott called Mayes Middleton a “principled conservative — a conservative who will be a tireless advocate for […]

The Alley Theater debacle

What a mess. More than a dozen current and former Alley Theatre employees say the outgoing artistic director, Gregory Boyd, created a toxic work environment at the city’s most renowned theater, describing him as a tyrant who frequently singled out young female actresses for verbal abuse. The allegations against Boyd, who abruptly retired this week […]