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Overstock Takes Bitcoin International

A big online retailer is going to start accepting Bitcoin on international transactions, according to the New York Times’ Dealbook site. Overstock.com, which has been an outspoken proponent of the virtual currency, will introduce on Sept. 105 more words

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Talking Bitcoins in Big D

Last week, I spent an hour or so on Dallas’ KERA midday program “Think” talking with host Krys Boyd about Bitcoins and why Texas has become such a hotbed for the burgeoning Bitcoin industry.The discussion grew from… 25 more words

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TRANSLATED: Rick Perry's Q&A with Texas Monthly

For its July edition, the magazine Texas Monthly did an interview with Texas governor Rick Perry.

It was, as the best interviews are, a rhetorical boxing match. 1,880 more words

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This Tween's Classroom Is Her Computer - Texas Monthly

Published on texasmonthly.com (during my digital internship in summer 2013)

Click here to view the full story: This Tween’s Classroom Is Her Computer


Let's hear the rebel yell!

A story that has gotten past a lot of folks, including me, involves a license plate emblem.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Texans should be able to display a Confederate flag on their vehicle plates. 248 more words

Step One...

Step one: Open the editor’s door.

That’s just a small snippet of a larger email I sent them. Of course, they can still reject the finished manuscript once I submit it, but it’s a start. 18 more words


State missing road-building opportunity

Perhaps you’ve noticed over a period of time that I like referring to Paul Burka’s blog on Texas Monthly’s website. It provides grist for my own commentary. 322 more words