Irving's leaders take exception to Jim Schutze's allegory of Valley Ranch -- and, by extension, the city as a whole -- as the washed-up hag in the corner of a seedy bar, her sobs wreathed in cigarette smoke. They haven't addressed it directly, but the narrative they're spinning is starkly different. ... More >>
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson was among the first to opine that the 20 children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday were a testament to the need for more guns in schools, not fewer. That other pundits and politicians would deploy the same argument in the days that followed, casting even ... More >>
Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.