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Musings: Greg Abbott Fails Texas

I’m sure many of you spent some time wondering and researching the latest GOP policy failure to wreak havoc on Texans yesterday as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, badly blundered what were supposed to be rolling or rotating blackouts designed to...

Musings: What’s a rolling blackout?

Chances are if you’re reading this you may be sitting in your car, engine running and heater blasting, because the winter weather event gripping Texas has led to such overwhelming demand that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which operates the...

Musings: The Horror and Hope of Impeachment

Like many of you, I’ve had to force myself not to vomit or cry several times this week watching the powerful video evidence impeachment managers have used to make their case for convicting Donald Trump in his historical second impeachment trial. For me, the events of...

Musings: Allen West and TX GOP Eye the Texits

At the risk of opening a Pandora's box that I’ll soon regret, could any thinking Texan that supports seceding from the union drop me a line and tell me what gives? Weren’t Texas Republicans the folks that made patriotic bravado a prerequisite for political office?...

Musings: How to Beat Greg Abbott

Last week’s social media showdown between Governor Greg Abbott and a refreshed but angry Beto O’Rourke still has Texas abuzz, but maybe not for the right reasons. No doubt, for erstwhile Texas Democrats, the prospect of having O’Rourke bring his magic to the top of...

Musings: Beto O’Rourke for Governor?

I had forgotten how this feels. It’s so hard not to feel disillusioned with the sordid state of our politics right now. The horrific images from January 6 have left a deep and lasting psychic scar on our entire country, and I, for one, have been feeling it pretty hard...

Musings: Seth Rogen destroys Ted Cruz

You would be forgiven, dear readers, for thinking that Ted Cruz might have woken up on January 7th, or anytime thereafter, and realized the dangerous err of his ways. In the wake of one of the most appalling moments in our political history, surely the sight of an...

Musings: A New Morning

Are you breathing easier, dear readers? For those of us who have been suffering from the cedar pollen in Austin it may only be rhetorical, but it sure did feel good to watch President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take their sacred oaths of office...

Musings: The Mob Boss in Chief

As I settled in to write this column, I was reading about the latest shameful updates from Pardon Watch 2021. With mere hours left on his presidency, and facing that prospect that he, his family and closest associates may all soon be swept up in a slew of state and...