Bob Moser

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Crazy Hearts

by Bob Moser | Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 15:18 CST

Woe Unto the Hypocrite

Late in April, beneath the mainstream radar, Rick Perry took his “Please Don’t Elect Me President” road show to the North Texas studios of hellfire-breathing televangelist James Robison. In 2010, the governor mostly exchanged the Christian Right pieties of previous … Read More


Run, Rick, Run

It was the strangest thing. Mortifying but illuminating. Like Paul on the road to Damascus, or Donald Trump suddenly realizing he’d been out-Americaned by Barack Obama. The truth struck me like lightning during the turbulent middle week of May. The … Read More

Criminal Justice

The White-Power Legislature

Back in February, at a rally protesting anti-immigrant legislation, state Rep. Lon Burnam raised some eyebrows by letting loose with the “R” word. “You are here,” he told the crowd at the Capitol, “to say no to the most racist … Read More

Purple Texas

A Proclamation from the Governor of Texas

“Throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer. It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and … Read More


The Magical Realm of Texas

...where bluebirds sing and massive budget cuts cause no human suffering.

Shame and despair. Those are, finally, the best words I can conjure. I’ve been sitting at the keyboard for a couple of hours now, straining my brain for some clever and catchy way to express how it feels to be … Read More

Purple Texas

Ramos Calls State Party Chair Racist

Refusing to resign, Bexar Democratic Chairman Dan Ramos reportedly calls Boyd Richie a

Last Friday, it looked like Bexar County’s Democratic chairman, Dan Ramos, had surely committed political suicide. In an interview with the San Antonio Current, Ramos equated gay Democrats with the “Tea Party and the fucking Nazi Party,” called them “termites” … Read More

Criminal Justice

A Bigot in Bexar

San Antonio's embattled Democratic chairman equates gay Democrats with

For an update on this story, please see Bob Moser’s “Purple Texas” blog, here. Let’s admit it: We pretty much know what to expect when we hear that the chairman of a local political party in Texas has publicly equated … Read More


Get Up, Stand Up

Some liberals love nothing better than a good protest. I’ve never been one of them. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve yelled against plenty of wars and sashayed through my share of Pride parades. I’ve protested executions and Ten Commandments monuments … Read More