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Apocalypse Man

Obama won’t get the Republican majority in the U.S. House to go along with closing Guantanamo.

Drones or Gitmo?

A Weak Constitution

Chilling Effect

A Hole for Riverside Park

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Sasquatch on the Sulphur

"America's King Kong" could well be in the Lone Star State. Up "in a swampy area that looks prehistoric in the vicinity of Paris,...

Want a Cookie, Little Reader?

Ten years ago, I got four newspapers delivered to my house every day. These days, I don't get a single one, not even the...

Free the Press

The topics were provocative: The possible impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. How to stop an American invasion of Iran....

Fiddling as the Sea Rises

Five years ago, Hurricane Ike, one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, plowed into Galveston Bay, chewing through $29 billion in homes, businesses,...

Tea Time

A couple of hundred years ago, a bunch of colonists - including some of my ancestors - fought a revolution to win freedom from,...

Tolerance, Dude

The day after abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down by a religious zealot, I was sitting on my couch watching one of my...

Bad Boys of Summer

It's September and the Texas Rangers are once again circling the drain, so it must be time for my annual column on why this...

Monopoly Money

I'm getting a check from the federal government - woo-hoo! Taking advantage of our two lovely tax deductions - I mean, kids - my...

Surviving Their Raising

Could we make this the last generation of racists? By E.R. BILLS A few weeks back, a 7th-grader who hangs around the neighborhood told my kids...

Dad from U.N.C.L.E.

When I was young back in Houston in the ’60s, summer was endless and sometimes dangerous. Boredom hadn’t been invented yet. We didn’t have...