All of Texas is feeling the excitement of the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate. It's really all that Texans are talking about, apart from everything and anything else. Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, a bland and boring pol, is facing Ted Cruz, a Tea Partier who has been endorsed by Sarah Palin. (The Te ... More >>
The feds attack online poker, killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry.
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
Ron Paul and Barney Frank, probably discussing PhishIt takes a big issue to get US Reps Barney Frank and Lake Jackson's Ron Paul leading the fight together, but they have found one: Weed. Paul and Frank and four other Democrats (only one of whom has a last name that's also a first name) are ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh: A reasoned voice in a sea of shrill partisan rhetoricHappy 60th birthday to the man who helped birth modern right-wing talk radio in the late '80s, and made the world safe for the dozens of like-minded and ratings-hungry guys who would follow in his footsteps, stomping on the f ... More >>
Nikki Haley: Hey, I did her too!!!Dear Gawd, there are only four more days left in this hellspawn of an election year. Although we're sure the recounts and voter-fraud investigations will go on forever, most of the activity will be over.There's been a lot to hate about Campaign 2010; there's been ... More >>
We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?
Among the local Congressional delegation, probably no one's run into more rambunctious Town Hall madness than Gene Green. Sheila Jackson Lee has had some of it, of course, but as long as the cameras are running she's happy.Green's town halls, which usually attract a couple of dozen people, are no ... More >>
Kirby Dick outs closeted pols and the media that protect them.
Some schools won't hear of intolerance; others just don't want to listen
May 28 - June 3, 1998
Don't like the IRS? Neither does Bill Archer. And now the mild-mannered Houston congressman is pushing a radical plan to shut it down.