Politics
WILLIE NELSON BETTER FIND HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HELMET IF HE PLANS TO POKE HIS HEAD IN THE TEXAS GUBERNATORIAL RACE.

Wendy Davis Uses Icon, Barbecue To Entice Voters

Jeff Prince
Wendy Davis is calling in the big guns in her attempt to become the next governor of Texas. The former Fort Worth city councilwoman and state senator is combining two Texas legends — barbecue and Willie Nelson — to ...


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Algebra II? But the Toilet’s Running!

JIMMY FOWLER
The headlines from yesterday’s state House hearing on Texas’ new high school curriculum were so deliciously snicker-worthy: “Texas lawmakers debate new curriculum that’s too complicated for them.” Texas, like the U.S....



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“Cosmos”: Sorry but Science is Boring!

JIMMY FOWLER
All forward-thinking people are supposed to be aggressively pro-science and super-STEM-y these days, to keep our children primed for competition in the global arenas of engineering and biomedical research. But I can’t keep qu...


MARK TWAIN WON'T BE ATTENDING THE WILDCATTER EXCHANGE BUT HIS SPIRIT WILL.

Will You Love The Wildcatter Exchange? May Be

Jeff Prince
If you missed the first Woodstock, first Bonnaroo, first ACL fest, and other great cultural “firsts,” well, now’s your chance to say you were at the first Wildcatter Exchange weekend festival (You can only say...



Arizona SB 1062

I Am From Arizona. I Am Embarrassed.

Kristian Lin
I wasn’t born in Arizona, but I lived there through my childhood years into my 20s. My family is still there. I’m usually proud to fly the state flag. The last few days, not so much. That’s because the state legislature p...


lesbianwedding

Told Ya So! Texas Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

JIMMY FOWLER
I don’t like to brag –– in fact, I love to brag –– but I saw today’s ruling by a federal judge against Texas’ gay marriage ban coming from miles away. Me, and just about every legal scholar with half a brain: In s...



Ted-Nugent

Ted Nugent Leads a Confederacy of Assholes

JIMMY FOWLER
By now, Texas voters are accustomed to making excuses to themselves during primary season: “Of course the Republican candidates’ TV ads are so extreme –– primaries always bring out the party’s hardcore base.”...


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“NYT” Confirms: Wendy Davis is a Gold Digger, Bad Mom

JIMMY FOWLER
If you thought the New York Times magazine would do a better job of analyzing Wendy Davis’ political record and not judging her career vs. family choices, think again: Robert Draper’s cover article about Davis for the mag d...



peacefulvocations

2014 Peaceful Vocations Poetry Slam

JIMMY FOWLER
USA Today and other news outlets blared the Pew poll headlines just a few days ago: More than half of Americans think our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a failure. It’s not just those damn commie homo h...


gaycowboys

Is Texas Ready for Marriage Equality? It Doesn’t Matter

JIMMY FOWLER
Sweet mother of god, can we hurry up and get this show on the road? Marriage equality, gay marriage, bromances with (state and federal) benefits –– call ‘em what you like, but legal same-sex unions are coming to all fifty...