California (and the Chronicle) Vs. Texas

Last week, the Chronicle announced that California is winning in its rivalry with Texas. Over the past year, the paper reports, the Golden State has outperformed the Lone Star State. Wages grew faster, the economy grew more, and unemployment was lower in California. Perhaps, the article opines, it wouldn’t be so bad for Texas to […]

Winning Isn’t Everything

We have all probably heard the quote, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” The quote, often attributed to legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, implies that anything less than winning the championship is pointless. Contrast that quote with one from the sportswriter Grantland Rice: “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play […]