100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Guns and America

Here’s an interesting statistic: The second-highest rate of gun ownership in the world is in Yemen, a largely tribal, extremely poor country. The highest...

Coasting Toward Disaster

They made some progress at the latest round of international negotiations on controlling climate change, held earlier this month in Qatar. They agreed that...

Storm Tossed

The images of Hurricane Sandy are burned in my mind now, joining those of Katrina and, of course, Ally Collins. People who have never been...

1962: The Scariest Halloween

This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we may hear a great deal about the weeks when the world...

Tilting at Texas Windmills

The cliché “hope springs eternal” has to apply to Paul Sadler, the Democratic nominee to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who isn’t...

The 100-Year Starship

Never mind the constraints of the miserable present — the shrinking budgets, the lost opportunities, the collapsing morale. Thinking is free, so let’s think...

Self-Inflicted Wounds

Fraud! Shameful! There seemed to be a contest between Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to see who could make the more outrageous...

Gossage Owes Us an Apology

Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, offered some rather disparaging words for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer community during Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” earlier this...

Platform Diving

Political party platforms are documents primarily written by true believers, embodying the beliefs of activists who actually like to go to meetings. But politicians...

No Dialogue?

It’s been a few years since I became aware of the problems with gas drilling in Fort Worth. Impressed with the knowledge put forth...