The Verdict on DeLay: Guilty

After hearing three weeks of testimony and deliberating for three days, 12 jurors delivered a verdict on Tom DeLay late Wednesday afternoon. They found […]

Federal Court Smacks Down Waco-area Coal Plant

In a rare victory for anti-coal forces, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality unlawfully green-lighted […]

Voices from a DREAM Act Rally

On Thanksgiving week, as students head home to be with their families, eight undocumented students at the University of Texas at Austin are on […]

SBOE: Voice of Moderation?

Outside of turkey and cranberry sauce, state legislators may have trouble coming up with things to be thankful for this year. A nasty, raging […]

Man Without A Country

On the night in October 2006 that Shahed Hossain left his family’s house in Haltom City, near Fort Worth, for a long drive to […]

Petty, Piddling Perry

When word came down in early September that the publication of Gov. Rick Perry’s Tea Party primer, Fed Up!, was being delayed until after […]

The Sound of Falling

Whispers are falling on the rooftop. The chatter of night rain drips among the stones, takes root and collects in vessels that hours before […]

Bloody Bloody Tea Party

When I wasn’t working on a migraine, when I wasn’t despondent about the future of the world, when I was feeling halfway brave, I […]

Fist Jazz

Novelist Joyce Carol Oates wrote that boxing is “the drama of life in the flesh.” Ernest Hemingway famously said, “My writing is nothing. My […]

Leaking Credibility

A Texas journalist, someone who believes in the public’s right to know, recently told me how she perceived Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  The journalist […]