After the ranch comes … the license plate

Oct 5, 2011 By Paul Burka

Governor Perry faces another hurdle on the issue of race. It is whether the Department of Motor Vehicles should allow specialty license plates that carry the emblem of the Confederate battle flag. Senator Royce West went public with his concerns earlier today. West put out a statement that I will…

Will Perry support Confederate battle flag license plates?

Sep 11, 2011 By Paul Burka

This is an issue that could get a lot of national attention, if the Department of Motor Vehicles approves a new license plate bearing an image of the Confederate battle flag–the Stars and Bars–on Perry’s watch. The DMV is currently deadlocked 4-4 on the matter of the plates and the…

The Confederate license plate

Jun 27, 2011 By Paul Burka

I was surprised to read in Saturday’s Houston Chronicle that the state Department of Motor Vehicles needed one more vote to authorize a license plate celebrating the Confederacy and displaying the image of a Confederate battle flag. Is this a good idea? I am a history major, and I…