We wanted a blog for several reasons.
First, like (almost) everyone else teaching Texas politics, we need help. We wanted a place where people interested in Texas politics could share ideas.
Second, a printed textbook is too static. We need a way of sharing updated material and offering additional information.
Finally, we accept that our textbook is a work in progress. We wanted a way of hearing about what readers needed from the textbook. Writing a textbook is different from other kinds of academic publishing. We understand that our book is really your book and must prove useful in your classroom. So… set us straight. Give us some leads. Put us on the path or straight and narrow. Urge us on.
And now, a word from a fine Texas-based company that specializes in de-motivational materials: