National Geographic’s War on the Border

Are we at war with Mexico? National Geographic seems to think so. The “Nat Geo” cable channel has a new series out called the […]

Let’s Chuck the Bottle

I know we’re a nation of inveterate consumers, but who would buy pollution in a bottle? Millions of Americans do, to the tune of […]

Calvin Tillman, Mayor of DISH

Until recently, the North Texas town of DISH (population: 181) was best known–if it was known at all–for changing its name from Clark in […]

Perry Pitches the California Model

Gov. Rick Perry has made a habit of mocking California. In speeches, he loves to boast that workers and companies are bolting the Golden […]

Gridiron Profiling

The North Central Texas Fusion Center, a regional counterterror system owned by Collin County’s Homeland Security Department, appears intent on making intelligence stupid. In […]

Katz Being Katz

Marc Katz revels in doing things a little differently. He’s best known for owning a New York-style deli in downtown Austin. Though he’s never […]

Dr. Evil

I gotta give credit to D Magazine: They had the guts to headline an article “Harold Simmons Is Dallas’ Most Evil Genius.” Of course […]

Lessons Unlearned

As the nation obsesses over whether swine flu will eventually mutate into an unstoppable pandemic, a germ from the past has been making an […]

A ‘Cement’ Clean Air Victory

Barack Obama may be disappointing progressives on many fronts but for long-embattled Texas environmentalists the good news keeps rolling in. For years, clean air […]

Can Rick Perry Beat Himself?

It’s been clear for many moons now that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison lacks the vision, the oomph and the time—too busy single-handedly turning back […]