Two guys who call themselves Simple Misfits conducted an experiment in Los Angeles. One is white, one is black. They filmed each other trying to break into their own car. The result is what you would expect, but still surprising in the contrast.
In Austin yesterday, implementation of a new, quietly passed city ordinance was begun by the city police department. This new ordinance, designed to reduce the self loathing of department officers who have failed to maintain their own physical conditioning, is intended to improve their own morale by removing from their sight anyone who is more […]
In Texas, it’s almost impossible for politicians to shock – Rick Perry is known for childish gunplay; Senator Dan Patrick brags about carrying a firearm in the Texas capitol. Innumerable Republicans relish abusing women’s, minorities’, seniors’, and poor peoples’ rights, and work tirelessly to beat Mississippi to the bottom in most all societal measures. One of […]
Claims he voted for Ronald Reagan when he was 13 years old! Call the FEC!
The headline should probably read “an inconvenient truth,” but I thought this deserves a little more seriousness than that. KIPP Academy has been operating in Galveston since Hurricane Ike ravaged the island and put a dent in enrollment in Galveston. According to tale, it costs about 1.5 million more to run the KIPP campuses than […]
They say that you should never shop for groceries when you are hungry. I suppose the same is true for writing blog pieces about education at the end of a tough day at school. Yet, sometimes that’s the best time to write one of these columns, because the images of the problems you face are […]
One of the more interesting part of politics is watching how issues float in and out of our consciousness. This past month, the issue of marijuana came to the forefront. Columnists and commentators started talking about it again and those that are in favor of its legalization found themselves with an unlikely ally: the National […]
This beautiful young lady’s name is Paige. She’s my niece’s daughter, she’s 13-years-old, smart as a whip, and loves to do all the things a typical 21st century teenager loves to do. And yesterday we found out she has cancer. I’m finding out first-hand what this horrible disease does. Priorities are suddenly and drastically re-arranged. […]
In my last piece, I addressed some of the reasons why American public schools perform worse on standardized tests than their counterparts around the world. Of course, in such an article you can never fully explain things that require further explanation. So, this article serves as both further explanation and an exploration into my own […]
Sen. Susan Collins Challenger Says His Wife-Beating Conviction Proves Guts And Integrity.