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The Transitive Property of Politics

You may recall from elementary school the transitive property of equality: If a = b, and b = c, then a = c. This works in math. This almost never works in life. As in: If Amy likes Bill, and … Continue reading

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Houston is a Buddhist

I’ve got a project that gives me the opportunity, several times each week, to drive past the vacant lot where Astroworld once stood. I’m lucky I haven’t yet had a wreck on the feeder as I gape at the empty … Continue reading

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Hypothetical Co-Tenants for the Heights Walmart

I don’t want to say it is a done deal, but frankly, after sitting through last week’s meeting, I think the it’s-not-the-Heights-but-we’re-calling-it-Washington-Heights Walmart is going to happen. So, what would mitigate the impact besides nice landscaping and infrastructure improvements to … Continue reading

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Walmart & The City, In Their Own Words

I’ve uploaded photos of the PowerPoint slides from the 8/25/2010 Stop the Heights Walmart community meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This set has the city’s slides, which contain information about the improvements the city can require and … Continue reading

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Walmart Drives a Wedge

Some people are trying to frame the Heights Walmart opposition movement as a socioeconomic and racial us versus them. I’m not going to defend the motivation of some people who oppose the Walmart, and I think it is always important … Continue reading

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