We'd basically forgotten about Battleground Texas, that voter-registration effort by former Obama campaigners trying to turn the state blue. Despair will do funny things to the brain, and despite all the talk of shifting demographics this and majority-minority that, we don't see Texas becoming a peo ... More >>
You might remember FreedomWorks. In 2010, the nonprofit, established and funded by billionaire David Koch, helped shape a sprawling Tea Party movement into the force that swept a large number of very conservative Republicans into Congress. Call it grass roots, call it astro turf. For a hint, if on ... More >>
â€‹Last week Friend of Unfair Park Shaggy predicted that the Tea Party will get over its aversion to congressional earmarks in however long it takes for the Triple R's (Really Really Rich People) to get Dick Armey to convey the new post-election marching orders down to the tri-cornered-hat persons: ... More >>
â€‹Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm setting the over/under on Tiger Woods saying the word "sorry" in this morning's sanitized statement at 4.5, and I'm taking the under. I'll also be shocked if he cries. At some point he will, b ... More >>
Bryan Burrough was in town earlier this week to sell a few copies of his must-read tome The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Been looking forward to the book ever since September, matter of fact, when Vanity Fair excerpted a chapter that made mention of H.L. Hunt strol ... More >>
Lewisville-based Institute for Policy Innovation -- the Dick Armey-founded "non-profit, non-partisan public policy 'think tank'" -- will be in D.C. this week, hosting a chitchat at the National Press Club called "Trade and the Race for the White House: Exploring the Candidates' Positions." John McCa ... More >>
There's a new death-of-the-music-biz report circulating today, courtesy the Lewisville-based Institute for Policy Innovation. Titled "The True Cost of Sound Recording Piracy to the U.S. Economy," the 28-page study says that the music industry's losing, oh, $12 billion in revenue each year -- and tho ... More >>
In Dubai, they ski inside. Which seems totally natural. You can Ski Dubai. Might as well be able to ski Fort Worth. About a year ago, we mentioned that Jeff Green, the chief executive of Bearfire Group, was looking to build somewhere in Dallas the mammoth CoolZone Winterplex, where it'd be winter al ... More >>
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Letters from the issue of April 3
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Where do you get good Texas food in Washington, D.C.?
Did a business deal with Bell Helicopter doom a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide?
Channel 5's Mike Snyder has a load lifted as he settles an ethics lawsuit
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.
The Americanized culture of undocumented immigrants finds the doors to higher education closed
While other major retailers settle sweatshop lawsuits, J.C. Penney insists everything's cool
Going steady with the singles of the summer
Michael Piazza wants his proposed $20 million cathedral to send a message to the world -- gays can go to heaven too
Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history
Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays
Dick Armey thinks he's found a free-market paradise in the Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory where the workers never complain, the factories never quit, and wages are so low, even welfare mothers can hire a Filipino maid
How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game
Bill Simpson is eager to dig up dirt on you. He'll even write down your license plate number if you visit a topless bar. But the self-appointed guardian of Dallas morals doesn't want you to know anything about him.
Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.
Dick Armey will eat his lunch.
How a determined father found his abducted daughter
Next year will be better
Who's at fault for the national budget crisis? Who else?
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