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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Sunday, October 8, at the Granada Theater
What color will the district attorney be, and who gives a rat's rear end?
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
In many contested judicial races, the Republicans are grabbing all the incumbencies they can
Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP
Mary Ann Huey may be the Democrats' sacrificial lamb, but at least she's cheery about it
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.