100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Joe Barton: Not Too Bright

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear someone around here complaining about politicians who are ignoring the will of the people or...

Today Libya, Tomorrow Syria?

Last Friday saw the first nationwide protests against the Baath regime in Syria. If these protests develop into a full-scale revolt, the regime’s response...

The Emperor’s New Budget

It’s time for the state to tighten its belt, wrote Talmadge Heflin, former chair of the Appropriations Committee of the Texas House of Representatives,...

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...

An Immodest Proposal

Tell me if this sounds familiar. The U.S. trains another country’s paramilitary forces to wage war against American enemies. Those forces do fight U.S....

Tell a Joke for Sam

Sam Kinch Jr., among the finest Texas political reporters ever, died Feb. 1. On Feb. 18, he would have been 71. Sam earned a...

A Different Playing Field

Well, here we are in the greatest country in the world. The snow melted just in time for the massed mobs to watch the...

Fort Worth, Pa.

For the big Super Bowl matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, the AFC representatives, the Steelers, will be staying in Fort...

Tucson Close to Home

When I heard the news of the Tucson shootings on Jan. 8, I thought immediately about how close Fort Worth had come to similar...

You’re in the Gummint Now

Dear freshman Texas legislators: Welcome, you 37 new state representatives and two new senators who’ve never been through a session of the Texas Legislature....