As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
Through its vigorous support of deregulation, lax environmental
standards, tax cuts, and championing of states rights, Texas has
become the bellwether of a far-reaching national movement that
continues to have profound social and economic consequences.
[Collins] set off on a whirlwind tour to discover the Lone Star State and its transcendent meaning, deploying a breezy, wisecracking polemical style familiar to fans (including me) of her twice-weekly column in The Times. --Lloyd Grove