Dallas With the results of the recent primary elections in Texas, perhaps it is time to look at the progress of Battleground Texas and the notion of “turning Texas blue,” as the Democrats call it.
The hope in a nutshell is essentially that “demographics are destiny.” Robert Draper in the Texas Monthly summed [...]
New Orleans I don’t read much fiction anymore, not necessarily because there isn’t some good stuff, but simply because in the preciousness of time there are so many things I’m trying to learn in the constant wrestling to make sense of facts and weld them into plans, policy, and just plain sense that I have [...]
Bristol Ted Nugent traded in his guitar for a gun a long time ago, and now he’s stomping around Texas, rather than Michigan, but the verses he’s yelling now are totally without rhyme or reason. Of course the Republicans, including the current Attorney General, running for Governor of Texas, claim to not know anything much [...]
There are some issues that are such minefields that good judgment and unusual restraint convince me that it’s best to keep any opinions personal and put a sock in it. The highly contentious questions about the condition of the state of Israel fall firmly in that camp. Unfortunately, in the same way [...]
New Orleans No matter how many billions banks pay to try to whitewash their devastatingly destructive behavior in milking home owner mortgages and turning homeowners every way but loose, they can’t make the mess go away. The stains and scandals are indelible and their refusal to change their culture or their standard operating practices guarantees [...]