What do you think of when you think of a cowboy?

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the Guardian—In Texas and Louisiana, Creole cowboys are correcting our perceptions – and it starts with ‘trail rides’. Hop on and join the fun Pickup trucks started pouring into the tiny town of Calvert, smack in the middle of Texas’s four metropoles. Some pulled wagons with horses peeking out of the metal bars. Others dragged flatbed trolleys stacked with speakers, a barbecue and a portable toilet. Inside the vehicles, urbanites from Dallas and Houston slipped off their baseball caps and threw on their...

Think Your State Is Fiscally Sound? Think Again. It's that time of the year again when we find out how deep in the red our country is thanks to the 2018 edition of the Mercatus Center State Fiscal Rankings. The study authors, Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez, find that when you rank states by their fiscal health, you can identify the best and worst state. But the scariest finding is that no state is really fiscally healthy. Norcross and Gonzalez are very transparent about each decision behind the study methodology. They use states' own...