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Our Empire Strikes Back

Bitcoin a ‘Postmodern Pyramid Scheme’?

Home on the (Gun) Range

Debunking the Pro-Lie Party

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Jiminy Hegemony

As a native Texan, I used to be fairly oblivious to outside perceptions of my home state. I never watched a single episode of...

Leaf the Sleeves Alone

Downtown Fort Worth was hoppin’ on New Year’s Eve. As many Fort Worthians knocked back drinks and said adios to another year, one longtime customer...

Earth — Now

I stumbled across the accompanying illustration years ago while doing research on a racial incident in Texas. It obviously grabbed my attention. The image was...

Surprised by the Kindness of Strangers

Just outside Lake City, Colorado, my daughter and I came upon an Alpine pond ringed with October snow, thin layers of ice on its...

News Roundup

Texas and Tarrant County are in election season, with the governor’s race topping a long list of political contests that will see a slate...

Political Blowback?

Today, Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson announced that she will not seek reelection in 2022. The unexpected news from the six-year incumbent comes...

Poor Judgment

If one thread ties together most government malfeasance stories that we’ve published, it’s the utter lack of accountability that public officials face after betraying...

Textbook Examples of Racism

“Reading and writing are in themselves subversive acts,” Kurt Vonnegut once wrote. “What they subvert is the notion that things have to be the way...

Suppressing the Vote from the Inside

John Scott, a Texas lawyer who briefly worked on a Donald Trump campaign challenge to the 2020 elections, is Gov. Greg Abbott’s pick for...

Gen X-ed

Big hair, turned-up collars, Members Only jackets, Swatches, New Kids on the Block. There were gobs of ridiculousness in the 1980s. Too much to...