The Onion, as it so often does, hits the nail on the head regarding political ignorance with this "headline": "Man Who Understands 8% Of Obamacare Vigorously Defends It From Man Who Understands 5%." The satirical headline is simply highlighting the commonplace that Americans simply do not know much ... More >>
Imagine this: You go to a concert to see one of your favorite artists. Suddenly, mid-show, they start spewing political rhetoric. You disagree with their ideas, so you and many others leave. Free speech is something we claim to value in this country, but we are biased against opposing viewpoints. R ... More >>
The feds have arrested a former Army officer from Humble who they say inflated invoices from contractors in Iraq and pocketed the difference. Abuzuike O. Ukabam, 34, was an artillery officer in Iraq in 2006 and was also "a pay agent with responsibilities to receive receipts and invoices from Iraqi ... More >>
What was supposed to be a good thing for U.S. soldiers stuck fighting battles in remote locations in Iraq, turned out to be nothing but a fraudulent profit venture by a 46-year-old Houston man. Joe H. Nichols has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in federal court after he took $100,000 in d ... More >>
Being the parent of someone fighting in a war is no picnic, even if you're a president. In the modern era, several future or incumbent presidents had sons in the military in wartime. Some of those sons did much, some very little, one paid the ultimate price. Let's look, building up to that ultimat ... More >>
where's the military when the chips are down?
Tough-talking, Texas-bred Carroll McInroe was the Iraq / Afghanistan coordinator in the Veterans Administration's Spokane, Washington office from 2003 to 2008. It was his job to interview returnees from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and help them readjust to civilian life. ... More >>
More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.
A lap-dance cri de coeurâ€‹Allen Henson is a UH student who's served two stints in Iraq, according to online info. He's also e-published a book about raucous male behavior in the Tucker Max style, and has a website and a Twitter feed.He's also the victim of lap-dance fraud, he writes to us."I' ... More >>
FotoFest sifts through thousands of images to find gold.
American hero Matt Damon and his WMD of a movie Green Zone confirm the big lie, Hollywood-style.
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?
Internet content is the "found object" of the 21st century.
We wrote a while back about UT football coach Mack Brown's diary of his trip to see the troops in Iraq and other places. We excerpted the rather significant time Brown seemed to spend complaining about conditions.It went national, with Deadspin picking it up. There was the usual feedback from Longho ... More >>
Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM
Photographer Nina Berman and filmmaker Roel van Broekhoven show two takes on one story
Playwright Craig Wright gives the audience a twist on male bonding
Paul Miles returned from Iraq needing help with the death in his head. He got prison.
Austins vaudevillian country and blues rockers
Make like a sugar plum vision and dance
The ArtCar Museum offers an eclectic mix of war-related art
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates
Bold first steps from a brand-new theater company
Valient Thorr and Riverboat Gamblers perform Monday, August 6, at Red Room inside Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717. ASG and Totimoshi are also on the bill.
A conversation with director James Longley
Rep. Culberson is ready to take the gloves off in Iraq
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
The year in review
One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
The first half of Hair hasn't aged well, but the second is right on time
Super Bowl week turned out to be a slow one for HPD's vice squad
Between the sheets with KPRC's ace reporter
Country stars battle it out on the eve of war
Democrats' dilemma: the difference between antiwar and anti-U.S.
Third–generation activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus — and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq
Horses focuses on the children whose actions speak volumes about the persecuted Kurds