Politics
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...



yearofbible

Year of the Bible in Flower Mound? Not for the Zoros

JIMMY FOWLER
I’m always fascinated by the inability of people to do something simple but very important: Look at a situation through the eyes of other folks with different opinions and life experiences. Doing this obviously never occurred...


wendy-d

Wendy Davis Named a 2013 “Gawker” Hero

JIMMY FOWLER
Well, this should confirm the worst fears of the rather large right-wing nutball bloc in Texas: Wendy Davis was named one of the Heroes of 2013 by Gawker, the liberal New York-based gossip and cultural/political commentary web...



nativity_set

“Urgent” Meeting Tonight on Texas “Merry Christmas” Law

JIMMY FOWLER
In case you want to meet the co-author of Texas’s much-snickered-about “Merry Christmas” law, state rep Pat Fallon will be at an “urgent” community meeting 6pm tonight (Dec 12) in Frisco’s Collin County Community C...


michaelolson

Is the New Fort Worth Bishop a Secret Godless Liberal?

JIMMY FOWLER
Conservative Catholics worldwide have been throwing hissy fits over Pope Francis. After a few months in office, the unpredictable Argentinian Jesuit has declared that atheists can be good people, too; Muslim women deserve cerem...



Texas abortion

Texas’ Abortion Law Stands (For Now)

Kristian Lin
Late-breaking news, and it’s not good for Texas women who need health care: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas’ anti-abortion law can take effect tomorrow while a lawsuit challenging it...


TEXAS FARM BOY TURNED WAR HERO AUDIE MURPHY MADE THE COVER OF LIFE MAGAZINE IN 1945.

Another Medal For Audie Murphy

Jeff Prince
Nobody can say Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t appreciate a war hero, although some might question his timing. Today, Perry awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy, a World War II hero. The timing is rather curio...



Burns

Joel Burns Will Not Pursue Wendy Davis’s Vacated Seat

Eric Griffey
Fort Worth city council member Joel Burns announced in an email yesterday evening that he will not run for Wendy Davis’s seat in the Texas Senate. On the day Davis announced she was running for Texas governor earlier this...


eminem

Eminem, Free Speech Hero? Eh, Not So Much

JIMMY FOWLER
Diminutive white boy rapper Eminem has been catching heat lately for his use of the word “faggot” on the new tune “Rap God.” To get the official First Amendment disclaimer out of the way: Yes, artistic license ...