Posts Tagged ‘bill’

High Interest, Deep Fang Marks

Static
Static once knew a pit bull named Daisy, which is a funny name for a dog both feared and revered for its immense biting and killing power. Which reminds us of a pit bull named Wendy.


Tracer Fluids Would Fingerprint Gas Drillers

Jeff Prince
The CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise, now in its 11 year, has been so popular for so long with its creative use of DNA analysis that I’m wondering why nobody pitched this idea before — establishing company-s...



You’re in the Gummint Now

An open letter to freshman legislators.
DAVE MCNEELY
Dear freshman Texas legislators: Welcome, you 37 new state representatives and two new senators who’ve never been through a session of the Texas Legislature. You’re in for 140 of the most exciting and exhausting days of you...


Unhealthy Rhetoric

The healthcare vote was historic, but it was the racism that brought back painful history.
Eddie Griffin
When the healthcare reform bill passed the U.S. House last week by a vote of 220 to 211, it wasn’t hard to find things in it to oppose. This indeed is not a miracle cure. It won’t stop insurance companies from jacking up ra...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 24 Q Cinema’s offering this month comes to us from Argentina. Plan B is about a man who plots revenge against his ex-girlfriend by seducing the man she left him for. Well, that’s one way to get revenge. The film scree...


No Crown for Kay

Hutchison found herself the heir-unapparent.
DAVE MCNEELY
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who had repeatedly postponed her gubernatorial ambitions while fellow Republican Rick Perry became the longest-serving governor in Texas history, figured it ...



Erik Deutsch

Ken Shimamoto
The Colorado jam band scene and the Brooklyn avant-garde would seem to be as mutually exclusive as oil and water, but this disc proves they aren’t as incompatible as one might think. Since relocating to the Apple from Bou...


Healing Healthcare

John Q. Public
To the editor: As a physician, I feel I must write to you about the healthcare debate (“Healthy Debate,” July 29, 2009).



Charity at the Edge

Metroplex’s problems multiply, but food bank leaders keep trudging.
Jeff Prince
The phone rings, and Opal Lee knows what the call is about even before she answers.


Lots of Plots

Big Ticket
The KinoMonda film series at TCU does something unprecedented this Wednesday. The organizer is presenting a double bill of movies from across the Atlantic, markedly different in tone but both containing multitudes of characters...