Senator Ted Cruz may be the pied piper of the government shutdown, but it's the House Republicans following behind him like some sort of maniacal conga line who have actually thrown the wrenches in the gears. And none of them is congaing quite as maniacally as Tyler Congressman Louie Gohmert. Gohme ... More >>
Public Policy Polling is a new but fairly well-respected outfit that churns out an impressive quantity of high-quality snapshots of public opinion on political races and the important issues of our time. But PPP doesn't let that stop them from putting out equally authoritative figures on the percen ... More >>
Violent new drama endlessly argues crime is just business.
Texas isn't really a red state anymore. It just doesn't know it yet. The Hispanic population nationwide grew from 35 million to 50 million over the last decade or so, and 20 percent of that growth was in Texas. Meanwhile, the white bloc that does all the electing around here is no longer a majority. ... More >>
News has been trickling out as DISD Superintendent Mike Miles has filled out his leadership team. Thursday, it was Seattle Public Schools' Aurora Lora as assistant superintendent. Friday it was Ft. Worth ISD's Sylvia Reyna as school leadership chief and the fifth and penultimate member of Miles' cab ... More >>
What Laura SaysThere's just something about Arizona that brings out the weirdness. Whether it's John McCain's bizarre choice for a VP candidate or legendary sun-drenched oddballs like the Meat Puppets, the desert air just seems to produce some strange results.Add What Laura Says to the long list ... More >>
Given any thought to how you're going to react when you encounter George W. on the streets of Dallas?
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>
Cousin's Barbeque Various locations I don't think a Texas barbecue place does itself any favors by boasting that it's a favorite of an Ivy League, blue-blood Yankee, but Cousin's Web site brags about serving George H.W. Bush. Had I known that before trying the food, I'd have been a tad skeptical. ... More >>
Yeah, yeah. Red state, blue state, Sunni versus Shiite, McCain battling against his "maverick" past--big deal.These are but minor little spats compared to the one issue that threatens to rend our social fabric, set brother against brother and perhaps even topple our sacred devotion to progress: in t ... More >>
Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.
Werner Herzog takes his hero worship Hollywood
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Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
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One nonprofit helped save radio. Sort of. For now.
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
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What are those green things in fruitcake?
Ralph Nader's running for real this time
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