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NORML-izing Drug Laws

If there’s any doubt that the landscape of marijuana laws is changing in Texas, as it is in the rest of the country, look...

One Less Worry?

With apologies to God, Voltaire, and the Ukrainians, I must point out that if Ukraine did not exist, it would not be necessary to...

A lighter “Lite Guv”?

The lieutenant governor — the “lite guv” — is the second most powerful state official in Texas. Here’s what’s going on in the race...

Waiting Impatience

Due to my wife’s recent medical problems, I’ve become an expert of sorts on doctors’ waiting rooms. This niche ecosystem is filled with a...

Drug War Victims: Taxpayers

A rare political collision is occurring in Texas: The left and the right have backed into each other, both deciding that long sentences for...

Mission Not Accomplished

In his visit to Afghanistan last December, British Prime Minister David Cameron ended up sounding just as deluded as President George W. Bush had...

Getting off the High Horse

After a tough day, you’re decompressing, shutting out the world, checking out the lightest of internet fare. You come across a video with a...

Fools Rush In

The Texas Legislature will hold hearings this year on the supposed benefits of our state storing the very hottest type of radioactive waste. Only...

Dynasty

The Bushes don’t hanker to inch up the political ladder. They start at or near the top. For four generations, it’s either been Congress...

Fuzzy But Impressive

Democratic governor candidate Wendy Davis has jabbed for months at her Republican rival, Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott, for things like defending in court the...