Illustration by Todd Wiseman

The Midday Brief: Nov. 7, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Bill Clinton defends Perry on immigration; Ames Jones shifts to state Senate race; Perry increasing ad buy in Iowa

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Lawsuit Gives Cover to Texas Lawmakers

Judges have been telling legislators what to do since we set up government to replace knife fights and bar brawls. And legislators use the courts to make them do unpopular but necessary things that voters don't like. School finance, for instance.

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