Daily Archives: April 3, 2009

Critics’ Notebook

High Plains Picker Power to the people. That’s one way of interpreting the writing on Woody Guthrie’s guitar, which read, “THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS.” The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (2503 4th Ave., Canyon, 806-651-2244) seconds that motion with “It’s Been Good …

Review

Publishers ought to post a warning on the cover of any book by philosopher Peter Singer: Caution-Contents may cause dramatic changes in the way you live your life. More than 30 years ago, I read Animal Liberation, Singer’s compelling case …

Back of the Book

I miss Yellow Journalism. I mean obviously I wasn’t there, 110 years ago, when William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer were duking it out for supremacy in a New York City newspaper war. But I went to work for the …

Bad Bills

Trimming the Grassroots Senate Bill 690 Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio Karen Hall’s knees still haven’t recovered from gathering signatures door-to-door for an amendment to Bryan’s city charter. “Democracy is a messy business,” she says, “but we like it.” Hall …

Bad Bills

Trimming the Grassroots Senate Bill 690 Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio Karen Hall’s knees still haven’t recovered from gathering signatures door-to-door for an amendment to Bryan’s city charter. “Democracy is a messy business,” she says, “but we like it.” Hall …

Dr. Bob’s Terror Shop

One morning in February, more than 2,000 cops, fire marshals, and public health officials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area received a memo—stamped “For Official Use Only”—that contained shocking information: Middle Eastern terrorists and “their supporting organizations” had gained a stronghold …

Commentary

Editor’s note: A recent report by two Texas State University educators, “Just Say Don’t Know: Sexuality Education in Texas Public Schools,” showed that 94 percent of the state’s public schools teach students only to abstain from sex until marriage. Though …

Editorial

Remember November? I’m trying to. Especially the giddy first Tuesday night of that month, when Barack Obama’s election made it easy-possible, anyway-to imagine that Americans were finally ready to creep out of their caves into the light of intellectual day …

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