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Analysis: A Star-Spangled culture war in Texas

What gets the state’s unusually subdued lieutenant governor to stand up and take notice? Not playing the national anthem at Dallas Mavericks games, as it turns out. The first culture clash of the 2021 legislative session is underway.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gavels in the Senate chamber at the Capitol on Jan. 12, 2021.

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