Politics

Want an NEA Grant? Only if You Voted Obama

Anthony Mariani
In the 1930s, the U.S. government conscripted visual artists across the country to create what amounted to U.S. propaganda: murals of muscular farmers, posters of empowered women. The goal was to help motivate Americans out of ...


Joe Wilson Apologized; Why Not Obama?

Jeff Prince
Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s half-assed apology for yelling “You lie!” during the president’s speech is a glaring example of Washington D.C.’s lack of political backbone. Political correctness includes the word...



Obama Tells Students to Stay in School, Not All Kids Hear the Message

betty.brink
“He said things that we, parents, teachers, ministers, have been saying for years: Stay in school, respect your teachers, listen to your parents, take responsibility. Well, praise the Lord, it makes all the difference in the ...


What About the Children?

Jimmy Fowler
A little while ago, Pres. Obama’s speech to the nation’s school children wrapped up. I watched the whole thing. He didn’t address his audience as “comrade.” There was no hammer-and-sickle symbol in the background. He ...



No, Nick, No!

Jimmy Fowler
North Texas neighbor, juvenile diabetes consciousness-raiser, and jailbait rocker Nick Jonas wore a suit yesterday when he spoke before a National Press Club luncheon in D.C. The 16 year old was assuming his laudable guise as a...


Frank Talk

Jimmy Fowler
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, you’re my hero. My fat, gay, speech-impeded, fearless, brilliant, and dedicated hero. Check out last night’s tasty exchange at a Dartmouth, MA health care forum between Frank and a m...



Confederacy of Dunces

Jimmy Fowler
Earlier today, Dallas hosted a health care reform discussion with a joint appearance by U.S. Congressfolk Eddie Bernice Johnson and Pete Sessions. By all accounts, the usual astro-turf activist malcontents showed up outside wit...


Dancing with DeLay

dan.mcgraw
When ABC announced earlier today that former Texas Congressman Tom Delay would be a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” we knew some would have a political field day. And right on cue, The Lone Star Project – a Washin...



Cheney Book To Beat Around Bush

Jeff Prince
For my money, the creepiest guy around, and I’m even including fictional people such as Freddy Kruger and Norman Bates, is former vice president Dick Cheney. This war-mongering and profiteering sleaze ball was selected to be ...


Kinky Again?

Jimmy Fowler
Quite a few of us who enjoy Kinky Friedman’s brand of smart irreverence were disappointed in his 2006 run for the Texas governorship. It seemed he didn’t care enough to brush up on important issues, one-liners were all he h...