Posts Tagged ‘obama’

Want an NEA Grant? Only if You Voted Obama

Anthony Mariani
In the 1930s, the U.S. government conscripted visual artists across the country to create what amounted to U.S. propaganda: murals of muscular farmers, posters of empowered women. The goal was to help motivate Americans out of ...


The Beer Heard ‘Round The World

Jeff Prince
President Obama’s decision to share a beer with the cop and the professor seems to have turned about pretty well. Nobody apologized, but nobody punched out anyone either, and everyone involved seems satisfied and calmed down ...



Swatting PETA

Jeff Prince
How does People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) expect to be taken seriously when they make a stink about somebody swatting a fly? I was talking to a guy who owns a barbecue joint in Azle — we were discussing ...


Our Land

KENDALL ANDERSON
Local teacher and writer Kendall McCook went to Washington, D.C., for Barack Obama’s inauguration, with sons Jake and Clayton. The following is excerpted from his longer article about that experience.



Stop or We’ll Pay You

E. R. BILLS
Every day, John McCain chastises Barack Obama for his original stance on the troop surge in Iraq. McCain says Obama said the surge wouldn’t work and was bald-faced wrong. Obama says the surge has been effective, but there...


Gone to Texas

For once, the presidential election is coming to a neighborhood near you.
DAVE MCNEELY and BETTY BRINK
Steve Hollern and Lon Burnam are about as politically opposite as it gets in Fort Worth