Home at Last
If anybody expected the inauguration-day flight to Texas on War Crime One to be a somber, tail-between-legs sort of affair, they were sorely misunderestimating Texas’ prodigal son. “The president was in a very good mood,” reported Congressman Mike Conaway, who … Read More
How Annie's List is revolutionizing Texas politics.
“God forbid that the day will come when we will see women turned loose upon the nation, a set of raving, tearing politicians, standing elbow to elbow with the rabble and toughs; unsexing themselves to the detriment of the home … Read More
For all the fountains of ink and miles of bandwidth expended in trying to make sense of Barack Obama’s politics, the soundest explanation I’ve come across is contained in The Future of Liberalism, a book that mentions the president-elect just … Read More
As Loving County Goes...
If you’ve ever been moved to wonder why otherwise enlightened liberal intellectuals can be positively dimwitted when it comes the South, you’d have found a pretty powerful clue on the front page of their go-to information source, The New York … Read More
That Great Sucking Sound
If political pundits and reporters are fair game for criticism and ridicule 99 percent of the time, it’s probably only fair to cut these folks a bit of slack during their most forlorn and desperate of times-the vast, empty continuum … Read More
Has California's marriage amendment rekindled the gay rights movement?
It’s been three years since Texas voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 2, glomming a strictly heterosexual definition of marriage onto the state constitution. But just as in the rest of the country, the shock of the passage of a similar measure … Read More
The Palin-Perry Plan
Setting aside the shock of the phrase “President-Elect Obama,” November 4 looked a lot like the same old, same old election night for Texas Republicans. They didn’t lose a single statewide race. They took back Tom DeLay’s congressional seat, handily … Read More
Texas?” This was the inevitable, one-word question that followed my every announcement, to New York friends and co-workers, that I was leaving The City to move Down There and edit the Observer. “Texas,” I would confirm. Then, depending on who … Read More