Monthly Archives: April 2009

Jim Hightower

Just when you think the corporate branding of public spaces can’t get any more crass, along comes KFC Corp., the fried chicken chain. Drive through the streets of just about any American city, and you’ll find schools, museums, parks, stadiums, …

Be It Hereby Resolved

When Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, a Waco Republican, brought House Concurrent Resolution 62 honoring former President George W. Bush to the floor in March, Rep. Lon Burnam, a Fort Worth Democrat, took immediate exception. Burnam, one the Legislature’s most unabashedly …

Editorial

Any magazine that manages to stick around as long as this one—55 years of raising hell and dodging creditors!—is bound to have had as many personalities as Sybil and more wardrobe changes than Madonna. It’s not just that you have …

Bad Bills

Nuking Democracy House Bill 2721 Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van One hardship of building potentially hazardous, ecosystem-altering nuclear facilities is that people can sometimes be downright unwelcoming. Rep. Dan Flynn understands this. So he has proposed a bill that would keep …

Dialogue

LIGHTING A FIRE Great story (“Burn Patterns,” April 3). Hopefully this will draw attention to his plight and something positive will result. Jan Babcockposted at www.texasobserver.org As a former firefighter I am shocked at the ATF testimony concerning the aerosol …

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