It's finally happening. The time of the Cruz-pocolypse is nigh. We tried to pretend it wasn't going to happen. After all, the Republicans gained control of both the House and the Senate and there was talk that Congress might actually do things going forward, instead of just constantly fighting. Th ... More >>
The Conservatives recent love affair with Russia's Vladimir Putin is a mysterious contagion from a fever swamp; an odd combination of My Funny Valentine and Jungle Fever, rebranded as To Russia, With Love. It's an odd reversal of the McCarthy era, sixty years later. Sarah Palin seems deeply enamor ... More >>
Will progressives energetically abandon President Barack Obama after the 2014 midterm elections? Let's start with a couple of caveats. First, one year is an enormous amount of time, politically speaking. (We often forget this fact given the current state of political media coverage). Second, using ... More >>
If you were anywhere near a computer, a phone, or the Hill Country over the past 24 hours, you'll know that Texas witnessed one of the most memorable, remarkable displays of political will it's ever known. In lieu of allowing nearly 90 percent of the abortion clinics across the state to shutter, Sen ... More >>
UPDATED: After 12.5 hours of filibuster, a trio of controversial points of order, and one of the most sustained shows of political passion the state has seen in years, the Texas Senate failed to pass Senate Bill 5 Tuesday night. After departing shortly after midnight without a clear ruling, Lt. Gov. ... More >>
There aren't terribly many things that can actually threaten Texas. Mexico hasn't put up much of a fight in nearly two centuries. We've sufficiently assimilated into the non-slave states from which we once broke. Global warming and environmental degradation may present some cause for concern, but, a ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
That word you keep using...There was an advance screening last night of The Undefeated, the new film by Stephen K. Bannon that traces the rise of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin from her early years as mayor of Wasilla to John McCain's 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate to her new status as ... More >>