Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case that originated in Texas with Norma McCorvey and ultimately led to the Supreme Court sweeping away a number of state and federal abortion restrictions. Because of Roe, terminating a pregnancy in the first trimester is between a wo ... More >>
NPR ran a story on Wednesday about David Barton, the Aledo-based pseudo-historian who has built a career arguing that America was established on Christian principles. It found that his claims aren't particularly hard to debunk. For one, Barton has only a bachelor's in Christian education from Oral R ... More >>
Mitt Romney CampaignConcerns have been raised over Mormonism's decision to move to Cleveland. Because, you know, it's Cleveland.Last month evangelical leaders gathered in D.C. for the Values Voter Summit, where disciples of the Pissed-Off Jesus harrumphed and yammered about how much America sucke ... More >>
There was a time in the 1980s when Bill Maher was little more than a modestly successful comedian for whom small roles on big television shows were considered the mark of having Made It. His early résumé reads like a Nick at Nite who's-who, with roles on Alice; Murder, She Wrote and Newhart amo ... More >>
10. NASCAR fans are loyal and rabid and ... strange. I asked a guy who he was rooting for before Sunday's Daytona 500 here in Florida and his answer: "Dodge." Imagine NFL fans picking their favorite team based on whether they wore Nike or Reebok or Under Armour.
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Schutze weighed in over the weekend when The News decided, look, there isn't anyone worth endorsing in the Texas 30th District congressional race -- not Eddie Bernice Johnson, not Stephen Broden, not anyone, so sorry. (A reminder: Jim's profile of the pastor appears in tomorrow's paper version of Un ... More >>
Alex FloresEvery time I go...strike that. The few times I've been to old downtown Carrollton, the square always seems deserted. Oh, there are cars, but few people--until you walk into Babe's, where you find the entire population of North Texas.So if, as writers at the New York Times suppose, Sout ... More >>