Jim Hightower

The U.S. is scolding Mexico. Again. Washington officials are expressing alarm that Mexico’s government is at risk of a “rapid and sudden collapse” because […]

A Sign From God?

Now, listen to me Reverend, all the praying that you do Surely you’ve been favored with a miracle or two I’m a stranger to […]

Reading

Applied in admiration or disdain, “accessible” is among the truest claims to be made for the poetry of Charles Simic, Pulitzer Prize winner and […]

Review

Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Most of us still have in our heads images of the flooding of New Orleans […]

Back of the Book

“Oh Daniel, Daniel, Daniel, Daniel … Please … Do grow up. My new world demands less obvious heroism, making your schoolboy heroics redundant.” —Big-brained […]

Bad Bills

CROSSING THE LINE House Bill 1893 Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland Joe Driver, a Republican state representative from Garland and concealed handgun license holder, takes […]

Bad Bills

CROSSING THE LINE House Bill 1893 Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland Joe Driver, a Republican state representative from Garland and concealed handgun license holder, takes […]

Storm Over UTMB

“UT stops for no Storm!” – UT Board of Regents Chairman Beauregard Bryan in a telegram to UTMB after the Galveston hurricane of Sept. […]

The Thin Blue Lie

About a year ago, when freelance writing seemed especially precarious and a dying newspaper industry offered no easy refuge, I began to think maybe […]

Commentary

So you think you know everything about Texas since you live here and went to school here and took two years of Texas history […]