Barry Goldwater

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Dan Patrick Isn't Alone; Here Are More Examples of Texas Political Mudslinging

    Political fights can get ugly, but the grappling over who will get the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor got particularly unsightly last Friday. Up until then, both the remaining candidates, State Sen. Dan Patrick and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, had done their best to embarrass and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    The Conservative Thought Police Hits Kansas

    One of conservatives' favorite rhetorical tropes is to criticize the "liberal elite." Birthed largely by Barry Goldwater and George Wallace, it was perfected by Nixon. Spiro Agnew, Nixon's attack dog/Vice-President made references to the coastal elite, a red-meat line in his speeches. Necessarily i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Another Reason Ted Cruz or Rand Paul Won't Win the GOP Primary in 2016

    It's long been known by political scientists that the longer a party has been out of power -- that is, has not held the presidency -- the more likely it is to nominate a moderate. This is one reason, out of many, that we can expect Chris Christie to emerge as the Republican standard bearer in 2016. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Repeat After Me: Gerrymandering Is Not to Blame

    Pundits and talking heads really like to blame gerrymandering -- here's a short history of the term -- as a/the reason for political polarization. This CNN news report blames gerrymandering for some of our political ills. Liberal media watch-dog Media Matters partially blames gerrymandering for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Rick Perry is a Trendsetter: Other States Threatening Secession

    As we know, Rick Perry likes to party like its 1860 (the year South Carolina became the first to secede in the "War Between the States"). Of course, Perry wanted to secede based on Obamacare and federal debt, not one of the great moral crimes in American history, but we all have our own cause celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    The City Elections Are Coming (You Knew That, Right?) Take Our Quiz

    Be proud​You were aware there's a citywide election Tuesday, right? You get the chance to elect a new mayor, councilmembers AND weigh in on vitally important proposed state constitutional amendments like whether El Paso County should be added to the list of counties authorized to create conser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: Biggest Punk Icon Of The '80s

    ​Forget names like Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Joe Strummer, Sid Vicious or even Joey Ramone. The most iconic figure of the '80s punk and hardcore scenes wasn't a dude with liberty spikes or a three-inch gash in his forehead. It was the retired film actor, father of five, former governor of C ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Cutout Bin: The Goldwaters' Liberal-Baiting Folk Songs

    The Goldwaters Sing Folk Songs to Bug the Liberals (1964, Greenleaf)‚ÄčThe 1964 presidential election was a pivotal point in our nation's history. After years of the liberal leadership and acronym names of JFK and LBJ, Republican Senator Barry Goldwater sought to take the country in a new direction ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    More "W." From Oliver Stone: Bush The Macker

    Another clip from Oliver Stone's W. has surfaced, and while this one doesn't feature a scene from Houston, it does include a priceless take on W hitting on Laura Bush. Swigging a beer, Bush says "Oh, no" when Laura for some reason makes the assertion that she reads books. (She also oddly throws in, ... More >>

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Like It's 1999

    A not-exactly-original idea (at 7 a.m., 4, 5 and 10 p.m.)

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    The Passionate Pilgrim

    He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?