By Gail Collins
In the most explosive and well timed political books in years, Gail Collins pronounces that "what occurs in Texas does not remain in Texas anymore."
Not until eventually she visited Texas, that proud country of massive oil and larger targets, did Gail Collins, the best-selling writer and columnist for the New York Times, observe that she had ignored the only position that mattered such a lot in America’s political panorama. Raised in Ohio, Collins had formerly noticeable the yankee basic divide as a warfare among the Republican heartland and its liberal coasts. however the genuine tale, she got here to determine, was once in Texas, the place Bush, Cheney, Rove, & Perry had created a conservative political time table that's now sweeping the rustic and defining our nationwide identification. via its full of life help of banking deregulation, lax environmental criteria, and draconian tax cuts, via its fierce championing of states rights, gun possession, and, after all, sexual abstinence, Texas, with Governor Rick Perry’s presidential pursuits, has develop into the bellwether of a far-reaching nationwide move that keeps to have profound social and fiscal results for us all. love it or no longer, as Texas is going, so is going the country.