Politics
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...


Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) and Rep. Mark Shelton (R-Fort Worth). COURTESY OF TEXAS TRIBUNE

VIDEO: Race For Wendy Davis Senate Seat Getting Uglier

Andrew McLemore
Texas Republicans, who already have a super-majority in the House, are salivating over the possibility of winning back the state Senate seat that Democrat Wendy Davis won in a surprise 2008 victory. Though it’s hard to co...



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Christ, Here Come the “Nones!”

Jimmy Fowler
If you need further proof that the religious right in America has trashed the reputation of Christianity for an entire generation, check out this new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: “Nones” –– tha...


BRAD PITT PORTRAYED SERIAL KILLER EARLY GRACE IN KALIFORNIA.

Voter Registration Ends Soon For Big Election

Jeff Prince
Vote early, but don’t vote Early. The Nov. 6 general election is approaching. If you want to have a say in the matter, you need to be registered. Texas isn’t a swing state so don’t expect to have much say in t...



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You’re an Imbecile, Sam Bacile

Kristian Lin
Let’s say I find myself a really long, sharp stick. Let’s say I take that stick and go poking an elephant with it repeatedly. Let’s say the elephant gets mad, goes on a rampage, and kills somebody else. Finall...


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Poor David Wants Oswald Stone Returned

Jeff Prince
David Card, the irascible owner of Poor David’s Pub in Dallas, is bound and determined to get a family possession returned, and he’s turning to social media for help. He’s created a new Facebook page: Return T...



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Still Time To Sign Up For Tomorrow’s EPA Meeting On (cough, cough) Clean Air

BETTY BRINK
The Only Hearing in the Nation on EPA’s Proposed Weakening of Toxic Air Pollution Standards for all U.S. Cement Plants :Thursday August 16th-9 am to 7 pm –Arlington City Hall-101 W. Abram St. Downwinders’ At Risk...


Betty

Help Clean Fort Worth’s Polluted Air on August 16

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The Only Hearing in the Nation on EPA’s Proposed Weakening of Toxic Air Pollution Standards for all U.S. Cement Plants When: Thursday August 16th-9 am to 7 pm Where: Arlington City Hall-101 W. Abram St. Fort Worth’s...