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As Texas goes-- : how the Lone Star State hijacked the American agenda

Author: Gail Collins
Publisher: New York : Liveright Pub. Corporation, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author explains how Texas politicians Bush, Cheney, Rove, & Perry created a conservative political agenda based on banking deregulation, lax environmental standards, draconian tax cuts, states rights, gun ownership, and sexual abstinence that is now sweeping the country and defining our national identity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Collins
ISBN: 9780871404077 0871404079
OCLC Number: 755704981
Description: 267 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Remember the Alamo --
Empty places --
It's my party --
Financial deregulation: the Texas angle --
No child left behind --
The business of schools --
The textbook wars --
Speedy the sperm and friends --
Cooling to global warming --
The Texas miracle, part II --
The other side of the coin --
We've seen the future, and it's Texas.
Responsibility: Gail Collins.

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Through its vigorous support of deregulation, lax environmental standards, tax cuts, and championing of states rights, Texas has become the bellwether of a far-reaching national movement that  Read more...
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Collins lays out a convincing case that many of the nation s more misguided sometimes outright wacky policies originated in Texas, ranging from public education to environmental regulation to Read more...

 
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