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Re-Greening the Shrub

Legion of Doom-kopfs

Ebola’s Grim Math

Cracks in the Frack Wall

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

How to Vote

There is a certain irony in the fact that while the Texas Photo Voter ID law is under court challenge by Democrats and the...

Owning Up

I’ll always love my Great Aunt Flossie. As a youngster, rocking on her front porch in Galveston, I sat enthralled, listening to her yarns...

Let’s Call the Whole Thing “Augh”

On a trip to Ireland some years ago, my brother and I checked into a hotel in Galway. The clerk asked for our reservation,...

IffySwift Justice

Oh boy, here we go again. Last month, a kindergartner carried a gun into a Houston elementary school, and it fired when he was...

Guns and America

Here’s an interesting statistic: The second-highest rate of gun ownership in the world is in Yemen, a largely tribal, extremely poor country. The highest...
What's next for Wendy?

Moving On

The first-ever female ticket for Texas governor and lieutenant governor — Democratic state Sens. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Leticia Van de Putte...

Chilling Effect

As part of his continuing effort to deter women from having abortions, Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston has gotten the Texas Senate...

Hang Time

As far as sports viewing goes, football is best seen on television. Even if you have great seats at midfield, the action is often...

Whistling Dixie

This is a strange time in American history. I don’t recognize us. And by us, I mean white people. We seethe with hatred. We’re fed...

Goodhair Moves On

Over the 26 years he was Texas agriculture commissioner, John C. White developed a saying: At a political funeral, it’s better to be a...