U.S. Democratic Party Politics

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Craig Watkins: The Man Who Would Be King

    Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, anti-depressant-gobbling, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. OK, people, listen up. Buzz can't believe we have to repeat this lesson, but apparently someone hasn't been paying attenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Today, Democrats Are Officially Gunning for Texas' Electoral College Votes

    This is day one of the Battle of Texas, which is mostly marked by a website launch. Battleground Texas, the Democratic Party's efforts to shake the GOP hold on the state, officially starts today. The site comes with a nifty graphic showing a red Texas filling up with blue (it's pretty low right now) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Could This Be the Year that Texas Repeals Its Sodomy Ban?

    It's been a decade since the Supreme Court, in Lawrence v. Texas, struck down the state's law banning sodomy and "homosexual conduct" as an unconstitutional violation of privacy. Texas has since stopped enforcing the law, but not everyone got the memo. In 2009, two men were kicked out of an El Pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Looks Like the Tea Party's Gonna Elect Cruz Fair and Square. So, Let's Change the Game.

    Texas will elect it's next senator today. Odds are, you won't vote for him. In fact, a good number of you, even if you're registered to vote, can't vote in the truly decisive race going down Tuesday, because you were dumb enough to vote in the Democratic primary in May. Suckers. So, let's all clap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    State Senator-Elect Davis Picks Texas Dems' Spokesman as Chief of Staff

    Congratulations are in order for Hector Nieto, the tireless, effective communications director for the Texas Democratic Party, who today was named the Chief of Staff for State Senator-Elect Wendy Davis out of Tarrant County, pictured at right. "This was going to be a good opportunity for me," says N ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • News

    June 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    Shooting Rubberbands at Barack Obama

    Last night, in advance of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Jon Stewart hosted Barack Obama on The Daily Show. Which is so not what gives this clip its local flavor. For those so interested, scroll to the 4:22 mark, when Stewart asks Obama to "hope up" a "very common phrase" that really doesn't s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Strong Arm of the Law

    Why is Greg Abbott smiling? Something to do with watching an old lady bathe, mebbe? If you're old, a minority and a Democrat who loves your country enough to vote regularly, you should draw the blinds when you take a bath, 'cause Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his boys might be peeking. Well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008
  • News

    November 23, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    "Today is not about gloating..."

    Yesterday, Our Man Matt Pulle attended the Dallas County Democratic Party's victory press conference, during which many of the local Dems paraded up to the podium to offer, well, not terribly much. But, hey, you don't wanna blow it your first day; really, give them a week before they self-destruct, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2006

    Matt Pulle's Crystal Ball

    Although the November 7th election is more than a week away, the prescient minds at Unfair Park are able to divine some of the day-after press coverage. Excerpts after the jump.

  • News

    October 19, 2006
  • Music

    October 5, 2006


    Sunday, October 8, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006
  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Coloring Book

    What color will the district attorney be, and who gives a rat's rear end?

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Bench Warmers

    In many contested judicial races, the Republicans are grabbing all the incumbencies they can

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    The Resurrection of Sandy Kress

    Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Meatball Politics

    Mary Ann Huey may be the Democrats' sacrificial lamb, but at least she's cheery about it

  • News

    December 17, 1998
  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.

  • News

    September 10, 1998