Author Archives: Richard Stone

About Richard Stone

... is a husband, a father, a writer, a journalist, an activist, an avid reader of trash science fiction and an occasional folk/bluegrass guitar player. He loves to travel, UT sports, community theater and sharing a good bottle of wine with good friends.

Milam high school students work the primary election

When you voted in the primary election in March (you DID vote, didn’t you?), you probably saw some young faces. Those faces belong to local high school students and we can thank BarbaraVansa, our Democratic county clerk, for recruiting them. … Continue reading

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County judge race is not worth crossing party lines

Early voting in the March 4 Primary Election began today. So, it seems like an appropriate time for me to weigh in on the whole thing. Now, without giving anyone “permission” to vote in the Republican Primary, I’m pragmatic enough … Continue reading

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Living wage

First post in over a year but, I promise to post more regularly.

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Re-writing history

You know your day is off to an ugly start when among the first things you are confronted with is a photo of Rep. John Carter bloviating from behind a microphone, moaning that our socialistic president was going to issue … Continue reading

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GASP! He said it out loud!

The only difference between Florida Republican Jim Greer and a whole passel of Texas Republicans is that he said out loud what they have been incredibly careful NOT to say (and he’s feeling some guilt over it): Voter ID laws … Continue reading

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According to the Right, you’re wrong

Progressives and liberals and Democrats didn’t much care for it back at the turn of the Millennium, when George Bush was anointed president despite handily losing the popular vote. Those were the heady days of hanging chads, frenetic recounts under … Continue reading

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Court candidates visit MCDW meeting

If you missed our most recent meeting of the Milam County Democratic Women, you missed an interesting and informative event. We had two lively and articulate judicial candidates on hand to explain the importance of judicial races, and why they … Continue reading

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