Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Connally: One very expensive delegateThe political world is abuzz today with word of Rick Perry's impressive fundraising. Right after he entered the GOP presidential primary, Perry hauled in $17.1 million. The cah grab could "counter the perception that his campaign his struggling," the AP s ... More >>
whitehouse.govWe've always wanted to run that photo credit.Our man Rizoh did a fine job yesterday detailing how, despite what the Fox News brigade may think, Common is a pretty standup guy. In fact, compared to some of the other musicians who have been invited to the White House, he's practic ... More >>
President Rick Perry.Governor Rick Perry, the man who has shown the ability to ride a crest of not really being liked to three gubernatorial wins, has done it again.He beat a Democrat in Texas, in the Tea Party year of 2010. A stunning achievement. Still, from now on the press will breathlessly b ... More >>
Photos by John Moulder I'm always looking for good lyrics that make sense of the current military situation. I recently got Slaid Cleaves' fine new album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away, which contains this wonderful verse in the song "Hard to Believe": "Here comes another blown up kid from ... More >>
Congressional District 22, even after a few years, still contains the strong stench of Tom DeLay. Not to mention his hapless successor, Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, known forever to readers of the popular Wonkette blog as "Dracula Cunt" after we noted how she had received a write-in vote (that counted!) un ... More >>
The Austin Lounge Lizards crawl into town
Apparently the U.S. Senate has little better to do than hassle the pacifier-and-glow-stick set
Plus: No Apologies, El Paso's Best
Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.
WorldPeace wages telemarketing terror in his quest for office
Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.
Candidates get religion as Election Day nears
Senators Gramm and Hutchinson dig deep into applicants' political pasts
With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?
Those who drink codeine syrup call it lean because of its most obvious effect: a loss of coordination. Those who study the drug call it liquid crack. Those who abuse it can wind up dead.
So the DPS doesn't play favorites with VIPs? Just check out their licenses.
Ranch Rescue's Jack Foote swears he just wants to mend fences. Is pseudomilitary secrecy, right-wing rhetoric and an armed vigilante militia the best way?
A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into City Hall's waters...
Desperately seeking Susan
Community groups find out - far too late - about crippling cutbacks in student jobs
Love and Rockets
Prayer Lunch Indigestion. A conservative kingmaker meets his match in "Mama Bear"
The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash
If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame
Outgunned county Dems feast before famine in 2000
A planned HOV lane in west Houston ma instead become yet another toll road in our fair city
Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but
But now that he's arrived, can Victor remain Victor?
He's a nice guy. He drives a pickup truck. But what would Victor Morales do in the U.S. Senate? He'll get back to you on that one.
Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.
Kicking liberal ass in Aggieland with Professor Gramm
A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one
Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.
Judge Bill "Roy Bean" Harmon grandstands a murder trial -- again