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Two Budget Roads

Less Fighting, More Fear

Trail Trouble in River City

The Money Shuffle

Lipstick on a Poison Pig

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Rick Perry’s coyote story might land him next to Wile E.

You gotta love the guv. Especially if you’re a newsperson. Just when thing get dull, up pops Rick Perry, with those cowboy boots headed...

1962: The Scariest Halloween

This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we may hear a great deal about the weeks when the world...

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...

Getting off the High Horse

After a tough day, you’re decompressing, shutting out the world, checking out the lightest of internet fare. You come across a video with a...

Drums Along the Nile

Editor’s note: Water fights in Texas and elsewhere in the United States are gettting serious, but the furor building in Africa provides a taste...

Lost in Hospitallandia

After multiple back surgeries and as her arthritis and chronic pain worsened, my wife was able to do less and less, but we still...

Local Heroes? Who’d Know?

Since I was a little kid, I've always read the sports section of the daily newspaper before anything else. When I was a newspaper...

Critical Thinking

I’m beginning to think that we Americans have lost our critical thinking skills. Or maybe our hearts are just too broken to revive them....

Texting While the Planet Burns

Lately, I’ve noticed the silence around a growing cataclysm — the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. There’s a China syndrome, ongoing,...

No Crown for Kay

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...