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  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Houston's Black Tea Party: The Tidal Wave Begins

    Crispus Attucks, the namesake​It took a while, but the spirit of Crispus Attucks -- the first casualty of the Boston Massacre, who happened to be black -- has finally worked its way into the Tea Party: Founded by über-conservative pundit and apparent uppercase "C"  fan, Anita MonCrief, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Watch Out Muslims: State Senator Dan Patrick Creates "Tea Party Caucus" In Legislature

    Dan Patrick: FINALLY the Tea Party will be heard in Texas​Right-wing radio guru Dan Patrick has announced the creation of a Tea Party Caucusfor the upcoming Texas legislative session.And no, "Tea Party Caucus" is not necessarily a synonym for "Texas Legislature," at least not yet."The Tea Party ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    King Street "Patriots": Voter Intimidation Continues At Polling Stations Around Houston

    Photo by Chasen MarshallIf the signs don't sway you, the poll watchers might.​Polling stations around Houston have turned into bastions of controversy this week: Fourteen reported incidents Monday and another that Hair Balls heard about on Wednesday in south Houston near Gulfgate. There are few d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    ACORN And Tea Partiers: The Hilarious Voter-Fraud Fight Goes On

    Comic sans to the rescue!​We have stayed away from the ongoing battle over voting-fraud allegations in Harris County because it reminds us of that quote about college-faculty infighting: "Academic infighting is so vicious because the stakes are so low." But bring comic sans into the conversation, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Even Rick Perry Can't Support Arizona's Immigration Law

    Rick Perry appeals to Move On, ACORN and Daily Kos​People, if there is one rule in life, it's this: If Rick Friggin' Perry thinks you've gone too far to the right, it's time to check yourself before you wreck yourself.Perry's office has just issued a statement saying the controversial new Arizona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    A Day At Discovery Green With The Tea Partiers

    Photo by Marc Brubaker​The noise leading into the November election is only getting louder, as the dissent on the right side of the nation grows deafening. Yesterday on Discovery Green, a group of at least 1,000 Houston Tea Party supporters and some from other spaces in Texas converged to hold a T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    That Right-Wing Guy Who Tried To Mess With A Senator's Phones? Rep. Pete Olson Loves Him

    ​James O'Keefe became a right-wing icon when he exposed some idiots at ACORN via undercover video. (No telling how many ACORN offices he visited with his schtick before he found a victim, of course.)His hero image was tarnished a bit last week when he was arrested for entering the offices of Senat ... More >>

  • Film

    December 3, 2009

    Merry Pranksters

    The Yes Men's cheerful quest for social justice.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Sam Houston Race Park Welcomes The Teabaggers

    ​Sam Houston Race Park has a new way of trying to entice customers to the park: radical, extreme political events wherein the office of the President of the United States will be disparaged and its occupant compared to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and whatever other figure talk radio comes up with.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    We're Not That ACORN, Dammit

    ​They say that any publicity is good publicity, so since KTRH-AM spends 15 hours a day talking about ACORN, it must be a good thing to have a business in Houston named Acorn International, right?Apparently not.Acorn International, which is a consulting firm, has posted a new message on its website ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Houston!! Are You Ready For A Tea Par-Tay?!?!?!

    Tomorrow is the big day: The Houston area will be the site of a dozen or so tea parties.They're going on all over the country. It's possible that the Fox News network might provide some coverage.The parties are to protest all that spending that's going on in Washington; you are no doubt familiar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Candidate Cocktails on Election Day 2008

    When it's time to break up the fistfights and inject a little levity into your election-watching party, try handing out stiff cocktails and finger foods. (It's hard to fight with both hands full.) Be sure to give the food items and drinks disarmingly silly names. Right wings, hero sandwiches, and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Texas Votes 2008: In Chart Form!!

    The 2008 election, which began sometime back in the late `90s, is finally coming to a close. Election Day is November 4, and everyone of voting age should get out there and cast a ballot. If you haven't registered, just contact your local ACORN office. (JK!!!) There are many down-ballot races that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    John Edwards: Still A Houston Press Exclusive!

    For a while there, we were wondering -- as a reporter for the Columbia Journalism Review put it to us the other day -- "No offense, but why is it that the only reporter who has asked John Edwards the question [about infidelity rumors] is an editorial assistant from a Houston alt-weekly?" We don't k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    The Non-Sexy Part of Edwards' Houston Visit

    We've already dealt with the less seemly, more trashy (and more entertaining!) aspect of John Edwards' visit to Houston today. What was the serious, wonky, earnest (and boring!) stuff he was really here for? Housing. Helping the poor. Saying he was "a megaphone" for low-income Americans, Edwards t ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Lost in Translation

    Would-be Hispanic homeowners find out they don't own as much as they thought they did

  • News

    February 9, 2006


    Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Sultan of Swatch?

    Babe's shirt goes in the cards

  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998
  • Music

    June 8, 1995