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Phil Gramm

  • 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

    October 5, 2011

    Rick Perry's Big Campaign-Cash Haul: Phil Gramm Redux?

    Connally: One very expensive delegate​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Seven White House Musical Guests Sketchier Than Common

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    President Rick Perry: Five Reasons It Will Happen, Five Reasons It Won't

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: War, Still "Hard to Believe"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    The 2008 Voting Charts: U.S. House District 22

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    On Dog Food and Saddam

    The Austin Lounge Lizards crawl into town

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Aden

    Topsiders (Teenbeat)

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    A Rave Mistake

    Apparently the U.S. Senate has little better to do than hassle the pacifier-and-glow-stick set

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Lay Down

    Plus: No Apologies, El Paso's Best

  • News

    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

    January 3, 2002

    Calling On the Governor

    WorldPeace wages telemarketing terror in his quest for office

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Lay of the Land

    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.

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Prayola Time

    Candidates get religion as Election Day nears

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Judicial Show and Tell

    Senators Gramm and Hutchinson dig deep into applicants' political pasts

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Red Light, Green Light

    With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Lean & Mean

    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.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Zeroing In

    So the DPS doesn't play favorites with VIPs? Just check out their licenses.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Tresspassers Will Be Prosecuted

    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?

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Junk-Food Journalism

    A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Political Shark Alert!

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into City Hall's waters...

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Rob Todd Unredacted

    Desperately seeking Susan

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Suddenly This Summer

    Community groups find out - far too late - about crippling cutbacks in student jobs

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    News Hostage

    Love and Rockets

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    The Insider

    Prayer Lunch Indigestion. A conservative kingmaker meets his match in "Mama Bear"

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Insider

    The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Uploading

    If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Brave Talk, Bleak Prospects

    Outgunned county Dems feast before famine in 2000

  • News

    February 18, 1999
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    May 7, 1998

    Upping the Ante-Up

    A planned HOV lane in west Houston ma instead become yet another toll road in our fair city

  • Calendar

    March 26, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    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

  • News

    July 3, 1997
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    June 19, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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    December 12, 1996
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    May 2, 1996
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    April 18, 1996

    Being There

    But now that he's arrived, can Victor remain Victor?

  • News

    March 28, 1996

    Victor's Big Adventure

    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.

  • News

    March 21, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    May 4, 1995
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    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    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.

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Angry White Male

    Kicking liberal ass in Aggieland with Professor Gramm

  • News

    October 13, 1994

    Pursuing Jerry

    A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one

  • News

    May 19, 1994

    The Battle for Lavaca Bay

    Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.

  • News

    February 17, 1994

    The Last Word

    Judge Bill "Roy Bean" Harmon grandstands a murder trial -- again

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