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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

John Burnett NPR
On the one hand, Texas is a staunch law-and-order state where conservatives support Trump's immigration agenda; on the other hand, if ICE is too successful, employers are wondering where they're going to find people to man their businesses.

Friday Nite Videos | October 12, 2018

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Democalypse 2018 - Democrats Look for History-Making Victory in Georgia. I Shot the Sheriff | Playing For Change. Brazilian Elections. Is Ted Cruz "Tough As Texas"? Why Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse.

Beto O'Rourke: We Don't Need a Wall

The man running against Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate says we should be focused on smart security solutions and citizenship for DREAMers

The Texas Counter-Revolution of 1836

Richard D. Vogel Monthly Review Onlinw
The revolt of the Anglo colonists was more than an independence movement—it was, in word and deed, a counter-revolution against the advancing trend of human liberation that was sweeping the world.
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