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"Reading Julia Sweig’s engaging new biography, one can see Lady Bird Johnson as the perfect bridge to the modern first lady." Mimi Swartz reviews “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight,” by Julia Sweig.

"Disasters that you predict don't come along every day," Ed Hirs told Mimi Swartz late last week. An energy economics professor at the University of Houston, Hirs has been predicting the failure of the Texas energy grid for more than a decade.

In Opinion If Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is so smart, asks the columnist Mimi Swartz, how come he’s using his Ivy League pedigree and pseudo-intellectual arguments to subvert the Constitution he’s long purported to love?

Mimi Swartz on Ted Cruz: "Any decent soul might ask: If you are so smart, how come you are using that fancy education to subvert the Constitution you’ve long purported to love?"

Executive editor Mimi Swartz appeared on @TPRNews  this weekend to discuss her piece on Luby's and to reminisce about the iconic cafeteria chain. Read the story here, then listen below:

This week, Luby's Inc. announced that it plans to liquidate and dissolve its assets. For the September issue, Mimi Swartz bid a sort of farewell to the iconic cafeteria chain.

Mimi Swartz on her beloved mainstay: the baked chicken LuAnn Platter. Fellow Luby's lovers, we want to know: what is your favorite dish from the iconic cafeteria chain?

Mimi Swartz on her father's pampered pets, including the corgi that cared for her long after her dad was gone.

During #holiday  season, brain goes into overdrive as we are required to keep track of and pay attention to more responsibilities than usual. Mimi Swartz on holiday #stress .

During #holiday  season, brain goes into overdrive as we are required to keep track of and pay attention to more responsibilities than usual. Mimi Swartz on holiday #stress .

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In Opinion Mimi Swartz writes, "Before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert — and their teams of writers — Molly Ivins was a one-woman humor mill, churning out finely honed one-liners that would today send President Trump into an envy meltdown."

In Opinion From contributing writer Mimi Swartz: "Beto O’Rourke gave Texans who have long felt disenfranchised a glimpse of what could be, and I hope they don’t take his defeat as a sign that victory is beyond their grasp."

. and ’s stances on Brett Kavanaugh confirm their allegiances to the old boys’ club, by Mimi Swartz:

Mimi Swartz on and ’s support of Brett Kavanaugh: “And so on, in the time-honored Texas quién es más macho tradition of insisting that women must be respected and children must be protected while ignoring the welfare of both.”

Book review: "Ticker," by Mimi Swartz, tells the amazing story of our quest to create an artificial heart

There’s something to be said for finding one’s place in the world, writes Mimi Swartz. Even if that place is Texas:

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