"The market is the best mechanism ever invented for efficiently allocating resources to maximize production . . . I also think there is a connection between the freedom of the marketplace and freedom more generally." -President Barack Obama We live in an era where income inequality is its grea ... More >>
FacebookRebecca Dauler: Take your little cease-and-desist letter and stick it, Texas Workforce Commission!Say what you will about Rebecca Dauler, but if what the State of Texas is alleging about her is true, you can't deny that the 33-year-old Clear Lake woman has plenty of pluck and good-old ... More >>
A dirty jobWho knew the crime scene/trauma clean-up business was so, um, cut-throat? If the allegations in a local civil court case are to believed, only rival drug lords conduct their business more ruthlessly. According to plaintiffs John DiGulio and K.P. Management, two area men and their ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
La Migra, NAFTA and one piece at a time
The Astros were able to actually win a series this weekend, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in two of three games. And the good news is that they should be able to win a couple of games this week as their next four games are against the Colorado Rockies, another losing team, like the Astros, but on ... More >>
Foreign pickers aren't getting through the post-9/11 barricades to harvest U.S. crops
A pair of political pranksters invent the art of "identity correction"
Factory Direct might be the Next Big Thing
From a forthcoming book by Charles Bowden and the street shooters of Ciudad Juarez The photojournalists of the border are capturing the grisly face of the future. And it's a lot closer than you think.
'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.
Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true
When romance wanes, the politics can turn really personal
A "gas leak" in a Matamoros chemical plant wafts a poison and paper cloud toward a corporate office in Houston