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  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Does It Mean Anything to Be a Democrat Anymore?

    "The market is the best mechanism ever invented for efficiently allocating resources to maximize production . . . I also think there is a connection between the freedom of the marketplace and freedom more generally." -President Barack Obama We live in an era where income inequality is its grea ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012

    Cambodian Weed

    The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Friday Night: Sage Francis & B. Dolan At Fitzgerald's

    Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Thurogood Fitzgerald's April 27, 2012 The last time Sage Francis came through Houston, he played at the House of Blues' Bronze Peacock room. In case you aren't familiar, Sage is a heavily anti-establishment rapper with a stiff shot of anti-corporatism thrown in, so needless ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    A Roundup of the 2011 Music Industry Based Strictly on Band Names

    XL/Columbia​Theologians love saying things like "Man is created superior to animals" and "Animals can't be equal with humans." And then we go scouring philosophy books to see if animals have immortal spirits and if this means we'll someday meet our pets in heaven. That's a bunch of horse dung. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Bill Moyers at Progressive Forum: An East Texas Sage's Optimism Twists in Today's Ill Winds

    Bill Moyers believes that the sun-baked scattered bones of Wall Street's carcass are being picked clean by "animal spirits" -- namely, hyenas, and that these scavengers believe that they are justified, indeed morally sanctioned, in behaving as such, and that nobody in government is willing or able t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2010
  • News

    December 10, 2009

    Talking Turkeys

    Are Houston concert fans really all that bad?

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Credit Repair: Connecting the Dots

    Consider the consequences of not making background checks before engaging a financial adviser.

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    No Justice

    We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Houston Woman A Star (Unfortunately) In The New Michael Moore Movie

    ​Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, expectedly serves up a quick and dirty glimpse at the consequences of unfettered corporate corruption and exploitation. But the most disturbing story of corporate greed in the film, unfortunately, comes right from our own backyard.Houston widow ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of the Stanford Financial Group

    Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Even Lawyers Fall For Clumsy E-Mail Scams

    So have you ever given your checking account info to a Nigerian prince, only to kick yourself the next day when you woke up to find out $1 million wasn't deposited into your account after all, and instead you were bled dry? Well, don't kick yourself too hard - these sorts of scams can get even those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Nine Things Not to Be Thankful For

    I understand that yesterday was Thanksgiving, and that we're supposed to be all thankful and everything. But seriously, did any of you watch those football games? How can a person be thankful after being subjected to nearly 11 hours of blow-out football? So in that spirit, I've put together a lis ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 3, 2006
  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    Scoundrel Time

    Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron

  • News

    April 15, 2004
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    February 7, 2002

    Up In Smoke

    Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    All's Dell

    So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?