For 83rd Lege, More Civility Than Drama

With 10 days left in the session, Texas legislators have a chance to look like they know what they’re doing.

That would contrast nicely with the actions of their cousins in Washington and perhaps — just maybe — voters would notice the difference.

It’s a golden opportunity to show off. The national government appears to be a collection of smart people from all over the country who, when harnessed into a single organization, operate at about 25 percent of their average IQ’s. Texas legislators aren’t any smarter, and their accomplishments aren’t huge, but they do get better grades for deportment ...

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