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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:21 am
Butch Hancock, one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dry-land farmers and strict fundamentalist Christians. Butch once told me that he felt he’d been...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:19 am
 Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.But for the 2016 run, this quaint way o...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:20 am
Earlier this year, music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard teamed up to make a pro-marijuana video titled “It’s All Going to Pot.”And, apparently they were right, for I’ve now learned th...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
Our presidents are good at praising America’s magnificent national park system, but they’re lousy at maintaining it. Bill Clinton-the-candidate, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot ...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:21 am
If you are one of those cynics who think that none of today’s presidential candidates for the White House care about people like you and me, check out Republican wannabe Scott Walker.The Wisconsin g...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:21 am
 Already, results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are in!It’s the Money Primary, controlled not by voters, but by super-wealthy donors. In this exclusive election, Jeb is wa...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:21 am
When Mitt Romney’s campaign was investigating potential choices to be his 2012 running mate, they gave each prospect a fish-themed code name, such as Lake Fish, Filet-O-Fish, etc. Their name for New...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:17 am
 From 1956 until 2010, CBS television’s daytime lineup included America’s longest-running soap opera: “As the World Turns.” But times change, and now a real-life human drama of profound i...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:20 am
Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! For those of us who love the loopy side of American politics, our dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump in the race. For president. Of the Un...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:24 am
 White House spokesperson Josh Earnest dismissed it as a procedural snafu, and it was – but not in the way he meant. The “it” was the stunning June 12 vote last week in the House of Represe...

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