Category Archives: McMurtry (Larry)

GOP Is Jake from “Lonesome Dove”

In failing to hold Trump accountable, the GOP is behaving like Jake Spoon in “Lonesome Dove,” who lacks a moral compass.

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Carrying on a Poetic Quest after a Death

Now that my father has died, my mother will be taking on sole responsibility for the local newspaper’s poetry column.

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Lonesome Dove & Rightwing Texas Politics

Larry McMurtry identifies the looming Texas identity crisis that has to libertarian and Tea Party acting out.

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