State of the Union Address

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Stafford Man Shot in Face by Police Sues Over Excessive Force

    A man who was shot in the face by a Stafford police officer after a 2012 skirmish is suing the officer -- a decorated ex-Marine once honored by President Barak Obama -- and the Stafford Police Department over what he claims was an unjustified shooting. In dash-cam footage of the incident, driver Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Minimum-Wage Increase Could Mean Higher Restaurant Prices

    Last Tuesday during President Obama's State of the Union address, fast-food workers and their fellow minimum-wage workers were an important topic. Obama called for the minimum wage for federal workers to be raised from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. He also called for an increase in the minimum wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The American Dream is a Myth in Most Places, But Not Necessarily in Houston

    On Tuesday, in his State of the Union address, President Obama told us: "What I believe unites the people of this nation is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all--the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead." It is an idea that we all know: it is what we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Steve Stockman Wants Zygotes as Armed as the Rest of Us

    After vowing to impeach President Obama and inviting Ted Nugent to this year's State of the Union address, it's clear that Steve Stockman is just the gift that keeps on giving. And now, it seems it's your turn to give someone the gift that Steve Stockman, and the rest of the far-right loon-bin, can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Guess Who Is Bringing Ted Nugent to the State of the Union Address?

    Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, arguably the Tea Party's No. 1 advocate on Capitol Hill, has already had an eventful first term his second time in Washington. About three weeks ago, Stockman said he was ready to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama if Obama's proposed gun-contr ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 29, 2012

    What Does "Wey" Mean?

    And should the U.S. bring back the guest-worker program for Mexicans?

  • News

    April 26, 2012

    State and EPA Battle Over Fracking, Flaming Well Water

    When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    New President, Same Sheila Jackson Lee

    We know this is getting old. For years now we've tuned in to the annual State of the Union address to make sure that U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tx, of the Fightin' 18th Congressional District in Houston, gets up next to the President, be he Democrat or Republican.We depend on this. When it sto ... More >>