Blake Farenthold, the tea party congressman from Corpus Christi, has settled into a routine where distraction is just part of the job.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Cold in July may not be high art, but it triumphs because of the delight it takes in its own mad energy.
The Sunset Advisory Commission will meet next week to hear testimony on its devastating assessment of the Department of State Health Services.
How to explain what happened with the state GOP’s platform last Saturday, and recent trends in the party? Ask Sara Legvold.
Students from troubled Beaumont ISD have been in Austin this week, pleading to save art and music teacher jobs slated for elimination to make up the district’s $25 million shortfall.
Living-history educator Sam Allen shares stories of the black soldiers who fought in America’s Civil War and Indian wars.
Fiction Review: Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans Complicates the ‘Single Story’ of Latinos in the U.S.
In Texas, at least, Mexican immigration has largely defined the Latino narrative, but Cristina Henríquez’s big-hearted second novel challenges this “single story” by exploring a wide range of Latino experiences.
For saving the lives of undocumented immigrants crossing the border, Eddie Canales is a tyrant’s foe.
In this episode of Observer Radio, we discuss the GOP’s inclusion of reparative therapy in the party’s 2014 platform.
In this week’s WTF Friday, Rand Paul jokes about free trade with Mexico, children bring diseases over the border, and Louie Gohmert’s Christian purity test.