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Texans Speak Out on How They’ve Been Failed

A governmental failure from top to bottom

Road closure in Fort Worth, Texas, after the winter storm caused a pipe to break.
Fort Worth Texas on February 18, 2021. Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

First, it began with a deadly 135-car pileup in Fort Worth, Texas, and then everything quickly spiraled out of control. Last week, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and several other states suffered from blackouts. Half a million people in the country did not have electricity, with Texas taking the lead in its cases, and in…




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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.

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