Posts Tagged ‘obama’

Desperation Play

Perry’s roundhouse swings are getting wilder.
DAVE MCNEELY
In trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. His latest proposals include making serving in Congress a part-time job, for half the current $17...


R U Ready For Some Hank-less Football?

Jeff Prince
Defenders of free speech are rallying behind Hank Williams Jr. in his fall-out with ESPN over his Hitler remark. ESPN canned the singer after he dared to utter the word Hitler and Obama in the same sentence. ESPN has the right ...



Ahead to the Past

Our most basic social programs are under attack.
GRAYSON HARPER
Boy. Lately I’ve been having this eerie feeling of waking up in a strange place.


Racism’s Echoes

It’s still influencing American politics.
DAVE MCNEELY
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...



Dimming Star

John Q. Reader
To the editor: I too am a veteran of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and I have to say that Jeff Prince’s article (“The Incredible Shrinking Star-Telegram,” June 29, 2011) was most impressive. The common theme seems to be t...


Hangman’s Noose Around Obama’s Neck

Jeff Prince
A guy named Lou in Arlington called this morning to express his shock and dismay at seeing President Barack Obama pictured with a noose around his neck on the Cowboys Dancehall web site. Lou is from Baltimore and new to Arlingt...



Who Framed The Duke?

The Tea Party is either the beneficiary of Conspiracy in the Heartland – or the joke.
JIMMY FOWLER
Political conspiracy theories in America have been around since the colonists fought loony old King George III for independence. Although both the conservative and liberal fringes of the United States have historically been cap...


Caught in the Dragnet

Tougher deportation rules are tearing up families without ushering in broader reforms.
Seth Wessler
On the night that Shahed Hossain left his family’s house in Haltom City to drive to Laredo, his mother, Habiba, cooked dinner — chicken and rice, with okra picked from the garden. She piled her son’s plate high and watche...



The U.S. Economy: Still a House of Cards

GAYLE REAVES
So, jobless numbers are beginning to look a little better, housing foreclosures are leveling off, financial reforms are battling their way through Congress, and the government bailout, as painful as it was, seems to have helped...


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...