Can a gun–toting Gold Star mom and state senator topple Tim Pawlenty?
State Sen. Becky Lourey today cast the lone dissenting vote on a bill to prohibit the disruption of funerals by protesters, explaining that it's a form of speech protected by the U.S. Constitution--something her own son died protecting in Iraq.
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Houston native Sheri Glover was one of the 50 or so pro-peace activists who traveled from the Veterans for Peace Convention near Dallas to Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch on August 6. After spending most of her time in a ditch on the side of the rode in hopes of seeking a meeting with Bush that never ... More >>
CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Jack Sparks responds to Diablo Cody's State Fair post at the Other Side of Country. THESE DAYS Thailand's leader is trying to ferret out a government minister who allegedly had a penis enlargement, saying news of it is aff ... More >>
A word from--and about--Cindy Sheehan One of the stranger facets of modern reporting is the advent of the media teleconference. A press release shows up in a reporter's e-mail inbox, usually putting forth an expert on an issue of the day. There's a 1-800 number to call at a designated time, with a ... More >>
THESE DAYS Signaling a new addition to the list of browser-specific Web sites, the U.S. Copyright Office is soliciting opinions on a planned Internet Explorer-only zone. ABC news anchor Peter Jennings was named to the Order of Canada just days before he died. A 43-year-old man was cited last week ... More >>