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John Kerry

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Texas Oil and Gas Regulators Warn of Russian Conspiracy to Fund Anti-Frackers

    The drilling revolution brought on by hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" - the process of shooting millions of gallons of chemical- and sand-laden water underground to coax oil and gas out of massive shale formations - has led to a long, serious debate in Texas. What that debate has largely been abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Ukrainians in Houston Speak Out About Crimea

    The situation in Ukraine is a fluid one and local Houstonians with ties to the country have followed right along with several days of protests over the weekend. Through a local Ukrainian organization, Iryna Petrovska Marchiano has helped set that response in motion uniting with dozens this weekend t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Four Reasons Why Being Politically Ignorant May or May Not Matter

    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 >>

  • Culture

    October 10, 2013
  • News

    September 26, 2013

    How to Annoy Your Fellow Republicans

    Senator Ted Cruz continues to march to his own special drumbeat.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Teddy Cruz is Annoying the Crap Out of People in D.C.

    Senator Ted Cruz is apparently pissing off everyone in Washington. From political blog The Monkey Cage: The staffer, whom two GOP sources identified as working for Representative John Culberson of Texas, went on to decry Cruz for holding events in Culberson's district and telling his constituent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    New York Bans Sale of Shark Fins, But They're Still on the Menu in Houston

    On Friday, July 26, the state of New York became the eighth U.S. state to ban the sale of shark fins in an effort to protect the world's sharks. Last May, a bill to ban shark fin trade in Texas died in the senate, but due to increasing awareness about the cruelty of shark finning as well as the expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    More Keystone Pipeline Shenanigans: This Time With Canadians And Failed Disclosure

    The Keystone XL Pipeline has a lot of proponents, and it shouldn't come as a shock -- though it somehow still seems surprising, because, you know, it's Canada -- that one of those proponents is the Canadian government. Yup, that place to the north where people say "Eh" a lot and take the Queen very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Yet Another Springsteen Book, This Time In the Boss' Own Words

    Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters Edited by Jeff Burger Even editor Burger himself poses this question in his intro: Does the world really need another book on Bruce Springsteen? Especially in recent times when Boss Books have been flooding the marketplace (and Yours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The Republican Candidate's Guide To Picking Campaign Music

    This week Republicans from around the country gather in Florida to celebrate all things conservative and curse Issac for stealing the national spotlight. For me the 2012 Republican National Convention marks the true start of the presidential campaign season, the playoffs to the primaries' regular se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    10 Rock Stars the GOP Should Nominate for President

    As the 2012 presidential race begins to heat up in earnest, Rocks Off can't help but feel that the front-runners for the Republican nomination are lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Call it star power. Call it sex appeal. Whatever it is, these guys ain't got it. If the GOP is serious about wresti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Rappers Vs. Uncle Sam: N.W.A., Eminem, Kanye...

    ​Mike Myers will probably go down in history as the most uncomfortable white guy next to a black guy in TV history, thanks to Kanye West's unscripted outburst during that infamous Hurricane Katrina telethon. It began with Myers reading his part of the script verbatim. Two-thirds into the PSA, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    What Makes or Breaks a Cheesesteak

    Photos by Troy FieldsPaul finishes up a cheesesteak on the grill at Pappa Geno's.​Such is the importance of the cheesesteak in Philadelphia that John Kerry's infamously emasculating "dainty nibble" at his sandwich -- which he heretically asked for with Swiss cheese -- is counted among one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Worst Politician Hair: 13 Bi-Partisan Horrors

    It's mid-term election season again, and no doubt you have been subjected to seeing Governor Rick Perry's suave Steve Reeves-style pompadour in his campaign commercials, or Democratic candidate Bill White's righteous chrome dome testing the limits of your HD television with it's high-gloss sheen dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Bob Perry Loses A Big Verdict In Fort Worth

    Bob Perry​Houston homebuilder Bob Perry usually gets what he wants, whether it's John Kerry getting Swift-Boated out of the White House or a Texas Supreme Court filled with his pals and recipients of his campaign cash.One thing he really wanted was to beat Bob & Jane Cull of Mansfield in a cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Lunch at Le Mistral

    Photos by J.C. Reid​Houstonians have a peculiar relationship with French restaurants. Many Houstonians (and many Texans and Americans) cast a suspicious glance toward anything French. During the 2004 Presidential election, an anonymous source in the George W. Bush campaign remarked that oppone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Will Rappers Cost Obama the Election? Will Big & Rich Cost McCain the Election?

    Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though MC after MC has supported Obama with endorsement tracks, the big-ups at this point are likel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    If Only I Had Bashed Houston, I'd Have Been President

    Michael Dukakis now knows how he could have won the 1988 presidential election: Dump on Houston. Dukakis, the epitome of a wonkish Democrat with zero charisma, was handily defeated by George H.W. Bush, partly because of the heinous "Willie Horton" political ad, which blamed Dukakis for a convicted ... More >>

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Spoiler Alert

    Doc reopens the Nader debate: Is it his fault?

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006
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    November 17, 2006
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    October 18, 2006

    A Right Wing Take on the Walter's War

    To Galt, this ain't police brutality -- it's justice. Editor's note: John Galt, Houston's favorite right-wing hipster, contacted music editor John Nova Lomax demanding to be given equal time in the debate over the Walter's on Washington War. HouStoned, being a fair and balanced blog, has complied. ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    July 13, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    June 1, 2006
  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Sparkling Waters

    Houston's heating up, but there are plenty of ways to cool down

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Purchase Orders

    Bob Perry writes a lot of checks to politicians, and wields a lot of influence as a result

  • Film

    November 11, 2004

    The Edge of Treason

    Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Blizzard of Oz

    Dubya, Ashlee and Bill O'Reilly have spun Racket's mind into the twilight zone; also, two local retro-cool institutions bite the dust

  • Culture

    October 28, 2004

    Beating Around the Bush

    Politics are hot in Houston at large, but lukewarm in "The Voting Machine"

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Rockin' in the Free World

    Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Toll-Free Hassle

    When good EZ TAGs go bad

  • Culture

    October 14, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critic weighs in on local theater

  • Culture

    October 7, 2004

    Presidential Affairs

    Mrs. Farnsworth recalls her Yale years -- and a fling with George W.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Six Feet Blunder

    Bring out your dead -- and wait

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Clash Course

    Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Electra-fied

    John Kerry's high school garage band tells all!

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Wanted: Moore Rumbles

    You'd think talking crap about Dubya would be enough to get your ass kicked at the Tall Texan. You'd be wrong.

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Songs Of Freedom

    Perhaps the candidates running in the 2004 election could use some help selecting their campaign music

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    The Sun King

    A local lounge royal and his court pep up the way they reign

  • News

    July 15, 2004
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    July 1, 2004
  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Tax Cuts for Some

    Bugged about property taxes? Buy a skyscraper.

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Sign Language

    Traffic problems? One woman's novel guide to getting city action

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Perfect Fit

    Metro's new president already has a Houston attitude

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Moby for Veep

    John Kerry should hit the decks for his running mate

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Island Survivor

    Galveston politics may get even more out of hand soon

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Pied Piper of the Pissed Off

    Doctor Dean's specialty: political anger management

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

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