Politics

The Lambchop Candidate

Jimmy Fowler
Who says the Fort Worth mayoral race is unexciting so far? Candidate Dan Barrett has raised the bar for campaigning by releasing this YouTube ad featuring… wait for it… sock puppets. Hey, it got our attention, so mission ac...


Is Perry a Pinko Now?

Jimmy Fowler
Rick Perry has his panties in a wad over the federal government. Again. What did the Obama administration do this time? Surely they took away some hard-working Texan’s firearm, or ran some small business into the ground becau...



Bin Laden’s Geronimo Code Name Questioned

Jeff Prince
Native Americans are understandably pissed off after the U.S. military used “Geronimo” as the code name for Osama bin Laden during the raid to kill him. Syracuse’s The Post-Standard reports that Onondaga Natio...


Another Win for the AHHS Whistleblower

betty.brink
On Saturday, former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal and whistleblower Joe Palazzolo received a letter from the Texas Education Agency director of field audits, Dorinda Cavazos Wheeless, that “was music to my...



Bin Laden Is Dead

Kristian Lin
Yes, we got the bastard. Light a candle for him, because he is certainly roasting somewhere.


Aggie Lust Unleashed

Jimmy Fowler
Have you heard a college student use the word “unchaste” recently? Me, neither. Apparently you have to go to Texas A&M’s Texas Aggie Conservatives student group to hear such harrumphy Victorian language. The group’s...



Civility in the FWISD or Politics as Usual?

betty.brink
Is civility, like beauty, only in the eye (or ear) of the beholder?  That’s what some Fort Worth school board trustees are asking after discovering that a group is organizing under the banner of “Put Our Students First,”...


R.I.P., Tim Hetherington

Kristian Lin
War reporters sign on for their jobs knowing that they might be killed in the line of duty. That doesn’t make it any easier to write up the obituary when a good one goes down. Yesterday, Tim Hetherington was killed (along...



Action on Extraction

Jimmy Fowler
This afternoon (Wed Apr 20) 5-7pm, a group of local environmental activists will converge on downtown Fort Worth for a march and rally to mark the International Day of Direct Action Against Extraction. The group Rising Tide Nor...


Cut Football, Too

Jimmy Fowler
With all the buzz about laying off teachers, increasing class sizes, and cutting whole programs to balance the state budget, I’ve been wondering when someone would ask high school athletics to share the pain. The Keller schoo...