After he was directed to find massive cuts in teaching staff and other costs, the superintendent of the Plano School District took a direct shot at Governor Rick Perry this afternoon on KRLD. Dr. Doug Otto told me that the Republican Governor’s assertions that there’s a 1 to 1 ratio of administrators to teachers is [...]
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?
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.
This morning at 9:30, Mitch Carr and I had have the pleasure of speaking with Steve Martin on KRLD. You can listen live here. He’s promoting his new bluegrass album. Mitch passes along this info: Martin’s album features collaborations with Paul McCartney, The Dixie Chicks, and bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. The album, entitled [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Scott Braddock is a broadcast journalist and political analyst in Houston.
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