According to a new study, Texas is among the second-least corrupt states in the country. Of course that might be hard to believe, given recent news about Rep. Steve Stockman . The study published by the Public Administration Review is based on work by the City University of Hong Kong and Indiana U ... More >>
Will Texas be Detroit 2.0 complete with village idiots?
Wendy Davis and Texas Primary Results: What We Know Now.
Wendy Davis v. Greg Abbott. Let me take the suspense out of this race: Abbott will win in convincing fashion. As I've noted before, there are simply not enough women and minority voters in Texas who will support Davis such that she can win. Indeed, setting aside gender, there aren't enough white D ... More >>
Fox Business talk show host Don Imus has come out in support of Richard "Kinky" Friedman's campaign for Texas Agriculture Commissioner. He's also having some fun with it. Imus had a phone conversation with Friedman on his show Wednesday morning. Here's a transcript the show put on it's blog: 8:40: ... More >>
The National Journal's newest rankings are out. What the NJ does is determine who the most conservative/liberal/moderate senators and representatives are (it's a non-partisan D.C. magazine). Let's see where Texas's elected officials rank. We'll start with the two esteemed senators: Cruz and Cornyn ... More >>
Let's start with this: there is no chance President Obama will actually be impeached. Well, to be completely accurate, there is a very slim chance that the House, on a party line vote, impeaches the president, but there is no chance the Senate, controlled by Democrats, will vote to "convict" Obama o ... More >>
Tim Fleck, a former reporter for the Houston Press and KTRH before moving to the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle, had a somewhat odd relationship with Steve Stockman, an occasionally successful GOP candidate for the U.S. House. At various times events involved sheriff's deputies and a laws ... 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 >>
It's been a few days since we checked in with Rep. Steve Stockman's belief that the only way to prevent abortions is to provide zygote Uzis and fetal firearms. You can apparently obtain one of his now-famous bumper stickers, pictured right, with a donation of only $10 to the Congressman's re-electio ... More >>
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 >>
Figuring that the pen is mightier than the, uh, firearm, the National Rifle Association's legislative director has sent an open letter to the U.S. Senate, stating the association's stance against a Senate bill that would regulate private gun transfers and expand background checks. Senate Bill 649, ... More >>
Congressman Steve Stockman has been a crackpot for so long it's sometimes easy to forget his nuttiness. Luckily, every so often he tried to out-nutjob Louie Gohmert, and we remember once again why he's such a horrifying enjoyable freak show. Like the tweet above, from what is labeled his "Official ... More >>
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 >>
Strip-Search Sass, Gender Mix, Red at the Right
Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud
West U rejected them, so how will they ever win Houston's City Hall?
A burger on the deck at Bubba's is the next best thing to visiting the Hill Country
Culberson accuses a former GOP congressman of campaign dirty tricks
The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash
Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe
The truth about my alleged "invasion" of the Friendswood congressman's one-stop political sweatshop and homestead
Ousted from the airwaves, a homophobic minister launches a holy war against Channel 20
Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
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