Texas to the World

James Moore
Confounding Mysteries of Politics, Culture, and History, Under a Lone Star
Created 23 Apr 2021
  • Oh, Mexico
    07 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 8 4
    "The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears....
  • In Search of the First Cowboy
    31 Oct 2021 3 0
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  • Along a River, A While Ago
    24 Oct 2021 • 18 min read • 7 3
    “Sometimes I get this crazy dream that I just take off in my car. But you can travel on 10,000 miles and still stay where you are.” — Harry Chapin, WOLD (It is always a great thing to hear from people...
  • Both Sides Now
    17 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 3 3
    “You’re not a real Texan until you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America.” - Joe Bob Briggs I suppose when you start making it an important part of your state’s educational culture to de...
  • Matty, We Hardly Know Ye
    10 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 5 7
    “One of the penalties for refusing to partake of politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” - Plato It’s late on a Friday and I am sitting here stewing over Matthew McConaughey and...
  • A Race Among the Ruins
    03 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 3 1
    "Texas history is a varied, tempestuous, and vast as the state itself. Texas yesterday is unbelievable, but no more incredible than Texas today. Today's Texas is exhilarating, exasperating, violent, c...
  • The Choice
    26 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    “It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe in it.” - George Carlin The Choice We have a choice in America. But it’s not the one we think. It is not our task to pick betwe...
  • Trouble Down in Texas
    19 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 2 2
    “I am the least of all your pilgrims here, but I am the most in need of hope.” - Tom Russell, Texas singer songwriter Trouble Down in Texas Americans have been largely privileged by our geography and ...
  • Mama Bled
    12 Sep 2021 • 14 min read • 9 9
    (I have struggled mightily with telling such a personal story as follows below but I believe my mother would approve. She would think it’s worthwhile to share her experience if it helps others underst...
  • How Texas Broke America
    05 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 3 6
    (Just a quick note of thanks to everyone for their support of this newsletter. The readers, subscribers, and sharing have all increased every week. I am grateful to be a part of the discourse during t...
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