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Jan Reid

A Q&A With Jan Reid

Jan 21, 2013 By John Spong

Senior editor John Spong talked with Jan Reid about his new Ann Richards biography, Let the People In. 

The Last Liberal

Jan 21, 2013 By david oshinsky

As Jan Reid's new biography makes clear, Ann Richards was one of the most magnetic politicians of the past thirty years. So why didn’t she leave much of a legacy?

Citizen Cane

Jan 20, 2013 By Jan Reid

Ten years ago I was shot in Mexico City by a street thug who wanted to kill me. Since then, I’ve endured unbelievable pain and learned how to walk again, and I’m thankful for what I have: a new outlook on life, time with my family, and a chance to step back into the ring.

The Audacity of Hope

Mar 31, 2008 By Evan Smith

I have a very clear memory of returning from a birthday trip with my wife to Paris, where we were blissfully unaware of the awful happenings back home. This was in late April 1998, when cell phones weren’t ubiquitous and BlackBerrys didn’t exist—even e-mail was in limited use—so my first…