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, Free Speech Hero? Eh, Not So Much

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 ...


Obamacare Enrollment Workshops in Fort Worth

Eric Griffey
State Rep. Lon Burnam, a Democrat from Fort Worth, has organized what he calls Obamacare enrollment workshops in Fort Worth. The series of neighborhood events are aimed at helping people identify which health services and subsi...


Why Did TCU Nix the “Fully Loaded” Flier?

In terms of political issues, I probably disagree with the right-wing student group Young Americans for Freedom on most things. In terms of the ongoing national debate over gun rights, I definitely disagree with them –– I s...


David Dewhurst Learns (Wrong) Lesson

Jeff Prince
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s recent foot-in-mouth moment, when he was recorded trying to use his name and position to bully an Allen police officer into giving a relative special treatment, taught the Texas Republican an imp...

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Rick Perry Takes Bold Stands Against Reality

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to worry about Rick Perry. For a long time, his states’ rights/secessionist shtick looked loony, but you could explain it as playing to the rabid Texas Republican base. His hillbil...


Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Yanks Allen Police’s Chain For Relative’s Sake

Jeff Prince
There is no reality television program on this evening that’s more simultaneously entertaining, fascinating, painful, and off-putting than this just-now-blowing-up recording of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst throwing his weight...


Cruz Visits North Texas, Isn’t Assailed by Birthers

Does anyone have a cigarette? I know this counts as TMI, but I’m still experiencing an almost post-coital glow over the news that Tea Party bad boy Ted Cruz has a real birth certificate problem. His would be markedly differe...


Moss Elected School Board President

Eric Griffey
At last night’s school board meeting, trustees elected a new slate of officers, with Christene Chadwick Moss as the new board president. Moss, who has served on the board since 1990, takes over for Judy Needham, who serve...

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Texas Republicans Versus New York

Eric Griffey
Governor Rick Perry has been on the warpath against other states. He’s taken out radio ads in Illinois, California, and New York trying to convince businesses to move to deep in the heart of Texas. Well, one New Yorker ha...