I Don’t Want to Buy an Orange Shirt–But I Know I Must

I don’t own an orange shirt.  But I know I need one. I don’t want to buy an orange shirt.  But I know I must. … In late May, I reached out to my good friend, Pastor Thomas Dixon, the Democratic Party-Green Party fusion candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. “Pastor Dixon,” I said.  […]

Breaking: Sovereign Citizen Gun Nut Armed with AK-47 Opens Fire in North Dallas

Around 3:30 pm CST as Dallas Fire and Rescue first responders were headed to battle a grass fire in North Dallas, they reported hearing around 15 rounds fired, possibly at them, from an unidentified location. So far police have confirmed that a man called in to 9-1-1 claiming to be a member of the sovereign […]

Dallas Pushing to Confiscate Guns From Those Convicted of Domestic Violence

In a move that I’m sure will send gun activists running to the latest and greatest hits from their conspiracy theory handbooks, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) and a Dallas County judge are looking into legislation measures that would give judges and police officers more authority to confiscate guns from those convicted of domestic abuse or subjects […]

November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time: The Moment That Forever Changed the World

Being a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a lifelong Texan, a liberal and a writer, I feel pretty obligated to write something about JFK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.  The thing is, it’s not that I don’t want to write a piece about JFK, but I’ve sat here for the last several […]

From Boson Particles to Bozo Politicians: The U.S. Nobel Prize that Never Was

The most universally known economic fact in the United States at present is the estimated cost of the recently concluded U.S. Government Shutdown:  $24 billion. In fact, the $24 billion price tag of the October Government Shutdown is such a well-known fact that I feel no compulsion to include a citation about it.  However, I […]

BREAKING: George Zimmerman Pulled Over in Texas Speeding, Carrying Gun in Vehicle

Just coming across my local news here in Texas, George Zimmerman was pulled over in Forney (just outside of Dallas) speeding and carrying a gun in his glove box.  Apparently the traffic stop happened on Sunday, but details were just released this afternoon. Coming off his “not guilty” verdict of second degree murder in the killing […]