Monthly Archives: June 2008

Playing For Tips

The last time I played Fort Worth, the bartender showed me a naked picture of himself. He stood in front of a run-down venue, his large pale body intermingled with falling snow in a Rorschach blot that wasn’t blotted enough. …

The Elephant in the Room

For a few minutes at their recent state convention in Houston, Republicans actually seemed energized and unified. The brief respite from the malaise and discontent that otherwise pervaded the convention came courtesy of Mike Huckabee. The former Arkansas governor and …

The Elephant in the Room

For a few minutes at their recent state convention in Houston, Republicans actually seemed energized and unified. The brief respite from the malaise and discontent that otherwise pervaded the convention came courtesy of Mike Huckabee. The former Arkansas governor and …

Two – Stepping Forward

On the first night of the recent Democratic state convention in Austin, the tone of the festivities was downright boastful. For recent observers of Texas politics, this took some getting used to. It’s been a while since Texas Democrats had …

Political Intelligence

The platform of the Texas Republican Party is a nonbinding document that few read. Most Republican elected officials pretend it doesn’t exist. It demands abolition of the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service, deportation of all undocumented immigrants, …

Editorial

Gas prices are so high the rural unemployed cannot afford to leave their houses to look for work. Filling a 20-gallon tank now costs more than $80. Working families are feeling the pinch-some choose between money for gas and basic …

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