Gail Collins says her fascination with Texas began when she heard Gov. Rick Perry deliver an Alamo-like speech at a 2009 Tea Party rally. "We didn't like oppression then; we don't like oppression now," he roared. The problem was, "this was a rally about the stimulus package."
Six years ago, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas was founded. Voters funded the institute with $3 billion over 10 years. People were hopeful. But that's a lot of money. Greed and politics were drawn to the fund.
We've all known a kid who upon losing a board game would freak out, hurl the game across the room and storm off while shouting something like, "This game sucks anyway!" It's no surprise the Republicans are doing exactly that.
In Texas, we pay welfare moms with three kids $260 a month. In other words, our welfare moms don't have enough money to buy drugs or enough time to take them. But don't worry, Rick Perry has a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.
America woke up last Wednesday to find its government essentially unchanged. After a campaign season that lasted for almost a year and a half and cam...
If he would just allow Medicaid expansion, he would be well on his way to his goal. As for the one million Floridians who would otherwise no longer be uninsured -- well, you're up Coconut Creek without a fan boat.
Keeping foreign workers in-limbo without offering the protections or rights that come along with U.S. citizenship is not a solution for foreign workers and it does a disservice to U.S. workers too.
The Tea Party has pushed Texas politics so far to the right that bipartisanship now means the right wing cooperating with the far-right wing. In thei...
By the time we reach Nov. 6, more money will have been spent on TV advertising during this election than ever before. From the fiercely competitive GO...
This is the worst testing scandal to come along under the high-stakes testing regime that rules our schools, but we have no right to act surprised. What happened in El Paso is not an aberration but an inevitable consequence of high-stakes standardized testing.
Our process of making decisions that involve our faith and our civic life is flawed almost beyond repair, and our focus on what we consider Christian issues instead of on doing politics in a Christian fashion has brought us to this point of division.
The very rich are different from us. For one, their Etch A Sketches are better. The handheld toy I played with as a boy must be tiny compared to whatever Romney used to reinvent himself in the Denver debate.
By now the plans are distilled, practice rounds completed, curveballs anticipated and (Lord help us) zingers rehearsed. In order to "win" tonight -- and on November 6th -- some debate dos and don'ts for President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
So was Santorum right to accuse Romney of "serially" telling audiences "that he did not do what we now know he did repeatedly"? That depends entirely on how you define what Romney actually "did."
I'll give him credit: Mitt Romney trounced his opponents in the Republican debates. But did you see that crop of crazies battling for King or Queen of the Parallel Universe?
This week the Springtown school board decided that it was kosher for school administrators to punish the body (that is, administer corporal punishment) of students of the opposite gender, but only if the parents gave written permission.