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Breaking News: Sex is Fun

JIMMY FOWLER
Much confusion surrounds the ongoing scandal of Gen. David Petraeus, who had to resign from the CIA after a fling with his biographer Paula Broadwell, and Afghanistan commander Gen. John Allen, who may or may not have talked di...


Obama-victory

Post-Election Wrap

Kristian Lin
It’s been hard trying to digest the press coverage of the presidential election while covering the film festival. I’ve read many insightful things from all across the political spectrum, but in the end it boiled down to two...



Romney didn't score too big among teens, either.

Fort Worth High School Students Not Big Fans of Mitt Romney

Andrew McLemore
This election dragged on so long that everyone and their dog knows that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn’t won because he couldn’t get the support of women. Or blacks. Or Hispanics. Or young people. ...


The Texas Capitol, where Republicans will soon have to fight a little harder to force women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. COURTESY OF RYAN MATTSON.

Texas GOP Loses House Super- majority, Ensures Nasty 2013 Session

Andrew McLemore
Just a year and a half ago, Texas Republicans enjoyed almost total control of the state government. Their 102-48 supermajority in the House — and a large majority in the Senate — meant they could pass virtually any ...



Barack Obama

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Jimmy Fowler
What am I happiest about now that the 2012 elections are over? Well, obviously it was a strong night for left-leaning voters –– Obama was reelected, Elizabeth Warren unseated Scott Brown in Massachussetts, Wendy Davis squea...


Dakota Ary

Fort Worth Teen Suspended For Anti-Gay Comments Makes Video

Andrew McLemore
Remember Dakota Ary? He was the teenager disciplined by Western Hills High School last year after a teacher overheard him telling another student that “homosexuality is wrong.” He and his mom filed a lawsuit against...



Right-wingers think Lena Dunham is a slut for Obama.

Lena Dunham Gives Right-Wingers Female Trouble

Kristian Lin
When writing a post like this, I become very much aware that there are no women writing regularly on this blog, now that Betty Brink is indisposed. That’s really too bad; this subject cries out for a female point of view....


Greg Abbott. COURTESY OF GAGE SKIDMORE.

Abbott (After Fighting For Voter ID) Threatens UN Observers

Andrew McLemore
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott “should be better informed,” said Daan Everts, an ambassador with the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe. That painful title belongs to a group that monitors elec...



Mitt Romney speaking in Detroit in February. COURTESY OF AUSTEN HUFFORD.

Texas Newspapers Line Up Behind Romney/Ryan Ticket

Andrew McLemore
Texas is a red state (though possibly not for long), so maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that all but one of the state’s large-circulation newspapers have endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney fo...


Don McLeroy, former chairman of the Texas Board Of Education and a guy who believes T-Rexes lived on Noah's Arc.

T-Rex Lived On Noah’s Ark: Film Recaps Texas Textbook Battle

Andrew McLemore
Okay, today we’ll start class with a pop quiz: What do hip-hop, evolution and Thomas Jefferson all have in common? Answer: They were all stricken from Texas textbooks by the group of evangelicals that sit on the Texas Sta...