100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

It’s Not Rocket Science

Which is more challenging: performing a liver transplant on a small child or navigating the political rapids of public higher education during the reign...

The Spies Who Wouldn’t Stop

The question to bear in mind, in reading this sorry tale, is: If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are...

Put Up or Shut Up

President Barack Obama visited Texas last week for some fundraisers and a speech at Austin’s Paramount Theater. Gov. Rick Perry, apparently making another run for...

The Caliphate Returns

“Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day,” said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate...

Their Texas

The Tea Party had limited success challenging Republican incumbents this election cycle, as business groups finally started fighting back to avoid a repeat of...

It’s Not the Guns

I have given this subject far more thought than I normally do on politically charged issues, and I have come up with my own...

Let Them Eat Cake

I guess the bullies will always be with us. Nowadays they’re targeting the poor. No surprise there. Bullies always single out those who are...

Re-Greening the Shrub

It’s official. Texas’ own Dubya is back, hinting at a dirty joke at a civil rights conference, leading wounded warriors on a 100K bike...

Cracks in the Frack Wall

If it’s a blessing to live in interesting times, those of us affected by the fracking debate — that is, all Texans — are...

Why He’s Running

Why did the Texas Legislature in 2011 cut $5.4 billion from school funding even though property tax revenues went up? That’s what Mike Collier, a...