Politics
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This Weekend at The Dock Bookshop: Hate Speech!

Kristian Lin
This Saturday afternoon, The Dock Bookshop hosts a meet-and-greet luncheon with author Ayo Kimathi a.k.a. The Irritated Genie of Soufeese. He then travels to the Aletheia Temple Church to give a lecture on his latest book, Effe...


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DFW NORML Wednesdays at House Bar

JIMMY FOWLER
Get all the jokes about Twinkies and Visine out of your system right now. It’s true that DFW NORML has a sense of humor about the recreational side of cannabis. (One of their taglines is “Isn’t it high time you joined?”...



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TCU Professor Talks Gay Ministers in “Huffington Post”

JIMMY FOWLER
It’s a supreme irony that Christianity, which as historically practiced is the primary source of anti-gay bigotry in the western world, is a house that’s been quietly built from the efforts of many anonymous (i.e. closeted)...


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“Black Boy Fly” at Jubilee Theatre

JIMMY FOWLER
As much as theater is a spontaneous art form that explores the important issues of the day, it’s not a particularly ripe medium for “ripped from the headlines”-style plots about hot button news stories. Playwrights tend t...



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Rick Perry Just Killed His (Slim) Chance at Being President

JIMMY FOWLER
With the lightning-fast way news cycles and political fortunes change nowadays, the 2016 presidential election might as well be a century away. Predictions are pointless, but they’re also free and easy to make, so I’m gonna...


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Curtain Comes Down on Class Act

Peter Gorman
On Thursday, June 5, Lon Burnam announced that he will not take his lawsuit–which dealt with how mail-in ballot applications were acquired in the recent Democratic primary–to the federal level, ending three months o...



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It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

JIMMY FOWLER
Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...


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Weather Channel Bending To Joel Burns Storm

Jeff Prince
The Weather Channel has bowed to the viral weight of Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns after it crossed Twitter swords with him this week. The station is making changes based on the councilman’s complaints about the s...



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Tarrant Regional Water District Board To Censure Mary Kelleher?

Jeff Prince
Board member Mary Kelleher has spent the past year poking and prodding for public documents and insisting on more transparency among her peers at the Tarrant Regional Water District. She presented herself as a regular person tr...


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Dolores Huerta Speaks at the Rose Marine

JIMMY FOWLER
With issues like the dissolving middle class, dramatic income disparities, equal pay for women, and living wages for service sector workers now back on the table, the time couldn’t be better to hear from an old-school labor a...