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Forrest Wilder
Editor of the Texas Observer. Piss and vinegar. Native Texan. Plus: fishing, kayaking, gardening and rock climbing.
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chris hooks 16h
1) last week, told laura ingraham texas needs the border wall because "we cannot medicate, educate and incarcerate the entire world" 2) today the federal reserve bank in dallas reported that that the economy was slowing down for reasons that included a labor shortage
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Forrest Wilder 21h
The suddenly moderate vibe coming from the Texas Capitol means that we can all go back to paying attention to bidness as usual — the fact that the lobby and big money runs the place
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Forrest Wilder 23h
Replying to @MzJtiffleZ
I don't think it's better to say "I don't know" than give some BS response. But it would be even better to have clear policy positions based on some kind of ideology. I'm not sure he's there yet.
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The Marshall Project Jan 16
"They do not have to negotiate, settle or adjudicate anything prior to seizing the land. So literally the bulldozers are just going to roll in and nothing can be done to stop them." More at :
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
Replying to @JohnDonisi
Yep, Cornyn
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
Beto should run for statewide office in Texas in 2020, not president, because he's not ready to be prez, part the million
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
Great reporting, Andy!
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
This kind of conflict is interest is business as usual in Texas. That's not a justification, just a fact.
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
Job alert! Texas' independent, muckraking journal of free voices is hiring a senior editor. Is it you?
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
Replying to @jswatz @TexasObserver
Thankya kindly!
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Forrest Wilder Jan 16
We've been covering border wall(s) on the Texas-Mexico border for more than a decade, and now all our coverage is available on a single page. Read it and weep, amigos. (Thanks to for making it happen)
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Alex Wild Jan 15
You can’t have an insect reserve blasted by massive amounts of light pollution. This is devastating.
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Forrest Wilder Jan 15
I mean, it *feels* true. Isn't that good enough?
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Fazia Begum Rizvi Jan 15
I know I've retweeted this article from before, but something else comes to mind after reading it: is anyone photographing the before and after destruction of Texas land, parks, historical buildings, etc. as construction happens?
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Forrest Wilder Jan 14
The fact that Democrats agreed in March to fund 33 miles of the Trump wall has also been lost down the memory hole
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Kolten Parker Jan 14
Trump didn't bother meeting with Texans who would actually be impacted by his wall next month, when he visited the RGV last week. So did. Meet the first victims of Trump's wall in Texas:
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Forrest Wilder Jan 14
Replying to @justwardoctrine
I like to let trends play out and see if they have real substance or are just a fad. Instant Pot seems like the real deal but I've still gonna give it another six months or so.
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Sierra Club Jan 14
"As soon as February, the border wall is headed for a state park, a butterfly refuge and the land of a Hispanic family who’s called the Rio Grande Valley home since before it was the United States."
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Forrest Wilder Jan 14
Eating less meat, especially beef, is my New Year's resolution. It's already going great. For lunch today, I had a homemade meal of shrimp in a pipian mole sauce and Mexican rice.
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