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How reactionaries maintain control in Texas, and the Blob’s worries about China and Afghanistan.

Texas is a highly diverse and urbanized state, but it’s run by a bunch of would-be cowboys. How is this possible? Political scientist Clyde Barrow has some answers. The Blob—the pejorative nickname for the foreign policy establishment—wants us to worry more about China than the climate crisis, and to see the withdrawal from Afghanistan as … Continued