100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Twilight

The 112th session of the United States Congress doesn’t convene until January, but the GOP is already flexing its ignorance.   Last week Republicans announced they...

Green Salvation?

The United Nations climate summit in Cancun ended on an upbeat note last week. Once again there was no global deal reached on cutting...

Wary Christmas

OK, I get it: It’s Christmas, and you want to celebrate the birth of your savior. You want to decorate the trees and break...

When 5 Percent Is Everything

When operatives with Republican ties paid for the petition drive that got the environmentally oriented Green Party on the Texas ballot this year, it...

Muzzled Watchdogs

The headline on Fort Worth Weekly’s Static column on Nov. 17 advised “Go Get ‘em, Watchdogs,” referring to the public’s chance to weigh in...

The Beast of Old Age

I had a strange, unsettling thought about retirement the other day. I’ve had half an eye cast over the recent French strikes regarding an...

Catching Congress

Dog catches car. That’s what a seasoned moderate Texas Republican thinks it will look like if, by the time you read this, his party...

Johnny Got His Pills

After U.S. Army Sgt. Douglas Hale, Jr. finished 15 months in Iraq for his second combat tour, it was obvious that things in his...

Here’s Your Hat, Don’t Hurry

What the Texas Rangers have done this year is nothing short of amazing. They won a playoff series for the first time ever and...

Bullying from the Top

The Fort Worth school district, like many districts around the country, spends considerable energy on the problem of reducing bullying behavior among its students....