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Texas girl’s plea for justice rides balloon all the way to Florida

When El Paso first-grader Marcella Ornelas wrote her “dream” for a more secure future for all on a notepad and taped the message to a single blue balloon, she couldn’t have guessed it would be recovered by two little girls all the way in Florida. The note was part of…

Friday Genius Ten “Wild West” Edition

Sorry for no posting last night. Running around like mad, trying to get shit done before we head out to El Paso. In fact, we’re on our way now. There won’t be a CSA post tomorrow, and posting may be light until Tuesday. The town of my birth is one…

In the annals of really bad ideas

Jamelle Bouie, blogging at Matt Y’s place, has a post up about how Obama sending the National Guard troops to Arizona’s border is a naked political ploy to look tough that is a) unnecessary and b) won’t even work to get Obama any votes. The notion that there’s some horrible…

Friday Genius Ten “Feel Old Yet” Edition

It’s worth watching this video, I swear. MTV finally bit the bullet and dropped the words “Music Television” from its logo. This should make me cackle cynically—and it does—but it also makes me a little sad. When I was a little kid in El Paso, we didn’t get MTV right…

Why are teenagers driving less?

I have to agree with Atrios that it’s really surprising to see such a dramatic decline in the number of 16-year-olds who are getting their driver’s licenses. Of course, he’s remembering a suburban upbringing, where being carless was a trap. I was living in a small town in high school,…

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