The Republican presidential candidates all agree on one thing -- the same mantra between all their lines. They all want us to believe that the extreme polarity of rich and poor in this country is an expression of natural law.
The super-rich just have to get super-richer. Everybody else, sadly, must ... More >>
All right, I've got my lanyard whistle around my neck, and I'm set for a session here. Let's hustle up out there, Lawners. Time for today's knee-jerk calisthenics.
Remember our interim motto: A knee-jerk reaction is better than not being able to feel your feet. (I'm working on shortening that.)
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James Galbraith has a new book out, Inequality and Instability, arguing that ... well, you know he's an economist at the LBJ School at UT Austin, so it's pretty complicated ... I'm trying to boil down what I got out of it ... I need to put this into Get-Off-My-Lawn language ... so let's imagine its ... More >>
I have a column in the paper this week about the Trinity River levees, and I had a please-respect-my-lawn thing here yesterday about plastic bottles and White Rock Creek. Even I didn't get the connection between the two before the comments started rolling in from the idiot, free-market, libe ... More >>
Oh, now it starts.
Faced with a state budget deficit somewhere between $15 billion and $27 billion, Governor Rick Perry says the most important thing for the Legislature to do now is ban "sanctuary cities."
Those are cities where the cops don't ask people about their immigration status, bec ... More >>