As Texas Goes...

As Texas Goes...

How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda

By Gail Collins

Liveright Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780871403605, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2013

Description
As Texas Goes . . . provides a trenchant yet often hilarious look into American politics and the disproportional influence of Texas, which has become the model for not just the Tea Party but also the Republican Party. Now with an expanded introduction and a new concluding chapter that will assess the influence of the Texas way of thinking on the 2012 election, Collins shows how the presidential race devolved into a clash between the so-called empty places and the crowded places that became a central theme in her book. The expanded edition will also feature more examples of the Texas style, such as Governor Rick Perry's nearsighted refusal to accept federal Medicaid funding as well as the proposed ban on teaching critical thinking in the classroom. As Texas Goes . . . will prove to be even more relevant to American politics by the dawn of a new political era in January 2013.


About the Author
Gail Collins, a columnist for the New York Times, was the the first woman ever to serve as editorial page editor for the paper. Previously, she was a member of the Times editorial board, and a columnist for the New York Daily News and New York Newsday.