D/FW NORML Holiday Bash

Thanks to this year’s contentious campaign, we learned that Barack Obama is America’s first foreign-born gay Muslim socialist president. But did you also know the dude was a major 420 enthusiast back in the day? “I inhale...


NRA, Obama Attack Movie Violence

The national gun debate has officially gotten surreal: President Obama and the National Rifle Association agree on something. At a news conference earlier today, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA executive vice president, blamed “Holly...

Assault Weapons

If The Newtown Massacre Doesn’t Change Us, No Shooting Ever Will

Andrew McLemore
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine — who teaches freshmen English at Texas State University — noticed a new sign installed near the classroom door. Just a few inches from another sign spelling out emergency procedure...


LA Times Op-Ed Column Calls For Palin In 2016

Jeff Prince
Maybe California should fall off into the Pacific Ocean after all. A Los Angeles Times op-ed column says Sarah Palin is the Republican Party’s top prospect for the 2016 presidential election. After all, Palin is a hottie ...

Gov. Rick Perry at the 2012 CPAC Conference in D.C. COURTESY OF GAGE SKIDMORE.

Perry Insinuates He’ll Run Again for Governor… And President

Andrew McLemore
Well, the evidence has arrived: Mr. Goodhair will in all likelihood run again in two years for Texas governor — and possibly for president in 2016. In an interview at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Ve...


Breaking News: Sex is Fun

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...


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...