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Tyler, Texas, which has produced many yellow roses and U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, is also home to Neal Barton. Barton is the news director of KETK, the local NBC affiliate, who occasionally takes the liberty of delivering a bombastic on-air op-ed. Think Dale Hansen, minus the humor and self- ... More >>
In retrospect, the Dallas Country Club's reluctance to admit then-Texas Ranger Alex Rodriguez seems less an expression of racial exclusivity than an act of justifiable caution regarding a man who would in short order become one of the most universally loathed figures in professional sports. That do ... More >>
In the past several weeks, Republicans have increased their steady barrage against the Affordable Care Act, but conservatives aren't the only ones putting out propaganda. The liberal Center for American Progress published a report on Thursday highlighting the benefits of Obamacare, particularly for ... More >>
Now that the euphoria that followed Wendy Davis' Senate filibuster two nights ago has faded, Democrats are back to facing the likelihood that the Republicans' death grip on state government isn't going to loosen easily or soon. As the Texas Tribune's Jay Root explains, Republicans embarrassed themse ... More >>
It's a cute idea, really. A couple of dozen Democratic lawmakers enter to protest looming cuts to the food stamp program by going to the grocery store, elbow-to-elbow with real Americans, and spending $30 for a week's worth of food. Not only will it shame Republicans into eliminating cuts to the Sup ... More >>
By now, you've likely heard about Ezekiel Gilbert, the 28-year-old San Antonio man who was acquitted yesterday of murder in the death of Lenora Ivie Frago. In case you've somehow missed it: Gilbert met 23-year-old Frago on Craigslist on Christmas Eve 2009. She came over to his house and he paid her ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
So I'm doing a this-hand versus that-hand thing in my head on Obamacare. Everybody says the Republicans are going to make this year's presidential election a referendum on the Affordable Care Act. I just want to be ready. On the one hand, Affordable Care will encourage tons of poor people and young ... More >>
Speaking of Rick Perry video round-ups ...On the other side you'll find two clips. First up is last night's Daily Show, in which Jon Stewart dissects the Texas governor's entry into the presidential race over the weekend. Stewart, like Gawker, "confuses" Perry with Josh Brolin in W. But, look, sa ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsThirteen long months ago the city of Dallas finally began replacing those street signs downtown -- out went South Central Expressway, up went Cesar Chavez Boulevard. It only took two years' worth of rancorous debates as city officials and activists went 'round and 'round o ... More >>
The loading dock at Petra Chemical's Dallas facility on Storey Lane Only yesterday, Politico.com suggested that the think tank Center for American Progress would become a major player within Barack Obama's White House. After all, it was founded and is headed by former Clinton chief of staff and c ... More >>