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Texas Voter ID: What do Democrats Hope For? (Audio)

Can the Democrats in the Republican-controlled Texas House hope for any influence whatsoever in the debate over a proposed requirement to show photo ID when casting ballots in the Great State? Tweet Share

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“How Dumb Are We?” Might Not be the Right Question

I saw this headline on the Newsweek website:   “How Dumb Are We?” That’s the kind of headline that gets your attention but it’s probably too weak.  Tweet Share

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Sunday Reading

The news today is focused on Libya and the fact that the United States is now engaged in a third war when our military is already over-extended because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It’s a big shift from the 24/7 coverage of Japan we’ve seen lately. The war in Libya is yet another […]

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“A darker world, not a brighter one.” (Audio)

That’s the quote from me that most of the tweeters seem to remember from this week’s South by Southwest panel put together by bestselling author and muckraker James Moore.  Jim was nice enough to invite me to speak with him and Ben Werdmuller von Elgg about the future of journalism in a post-Wikileaks world. Tweet […]

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Texas Education Crisis is Result of Broken Promises (Video)

In case you missed it, I told Tracy Kornet on CBS 11 News this week that the multi-billion dollar shortfall in education funding in Texas is the result of politicians not doing what they said they would. I’ve grown a little tired of certain people getting away with pretending as if this is simply a […]

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God’s Role in the Quake (Audio)

Is God in control whenever disaster strikes around the world?   You may remember Pat Robertson’s controversial comments after the quake in Haiti. This weekend, First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress plans to talk about God’s role in the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, leaving thousands dead or missing.  Tweet Share

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British Petroleum’s Hands

When I was a young boy growing up in Wharton County, my family would annually drive to Matagorda Bay and buy shrimp off the boats.  We’d take them back to our family farm, clean them, eat some that night and freeze the rest.  After cleaning pounds and pounds of shrimp, your hands would smell for […]

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