November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Columns

State Capital Highlights

Perry, Abbott applaud court’s decision to hear case

Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott last week reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear Texas and 25 other states’ challenge to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More...

On the Edge of Common Sense

Thanksgiving thoughts

Not everyone has a car, owns a home, carries a cell phone, can swim, knows the 18th president and can hum “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain.” But everyone in this country, rich or homeless, conservative, liberal, gray, green, black, whi More...

Texas Politics

Perry’s roundhouse swings getting wilder

I n trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. More...

Writer’s Roost

Minimum wage responsibility in tipping situations

Having never worked in a job that relied on tipping to make decent pay or to reach the minimum wage requirement, it’s hard to identify with someone complaining about a shortfall in that situation. More...