The best argument against plastic bag bans like the one Dallas is set to consider very soon is that they're not really worth the energy. Plastic sacks make up a relatively small fraction of the waste stream, hardly enough to justify inconveniencing shoppers or retailers. It's not a particularly goo ... More >>
We've been so busy chatting about beer legislation, we've failed to recognize a few other important food and drink bills working their way through the Texas Legislature right now. There are a few worth watching, particularly if you like farm-fresh goods. House Bill 46, filled by Representative Dan ... More >>
The House State Affairs Committee was scheduled today to consider Rep. Dan Flynn's proposal to ban "religious or cultural law" from Texas courts. Rep. Flynn apparently withdrew his proposal, HJR 43, from committee consideration at the last second, but it's still worth a look. As the Texas Freedom N ... More >>
Texas Values, an organization whose goal is to "preserve and advance a culture of family values," has issued an open letter to the Boy Scouts of America with their thoughts on lifting the ban on gay scouts. They're against it. "While adopting this ill-considered and wrongly devised policy might ear ... More >>
Burgers are so popular in Texas that state Representative Dan Flynn recently proposed making the hamburger the state's official state sandwich, but Food & Wine could only find one example worthy of including on its new "25 Best Burgers in the U.S." list. Sara KerensNot one of the best burgers in th ... More >>
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How taxpayers -- including you, if you hit the flea market in Canton -- are subsidizing the Christian right