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Why is it so dark at this time of year?


The moon sinks low on the horizon, as though it's trying to hide. Frightened animals flee into the woods, even though nothing seems to be chasing them. Nature has turned topsy-turvy. It can mean only one thing: The legislature is back in session.

I've seen enough state legislatures in action – Michigan, for example, Florida, and, of course, Wisconsin – to know that our Texas bunch doesn't have a lock on lunacy, but we certainly have more than our share of loco lawmakers. Take George Lavender. Yes, please.

This right-wing peer of the lower chamber became a hero of the Kooky Caucus in 2011 by sponsoring and passing a bill inte...