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Re-Greening the Shrub

Legion of Doom-kopfs

Ebola’s Grim Math

100 Years of Painting

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

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...

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,...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gossage Owes Us an Apology

Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, offered some rather disparaging words for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer community during Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” earlier this...

Drones Don’t Kill Kids

Two months later, and I’m still thinking about those teachers and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.  I guess a lot...

Frost Bite

Outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s consistent response to calls to raise the state’s gas tax has truly been, “My way or the highway.” And...