| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Jerry Jones spent 16 years maintaining multimillion-dollar equipment at U.S. Air Force bases around the world.
When an injury pushed him into a medical retirement, he picked up a couple college degrees and parlayed them into a career as a juvenile...
| Nov 21, 2013
It's disappointing that the Supreme Court denied a request to temporarily block an onerous new abortion law in Texas from taking effect while a federal appellate court determines whether the law is constitutional. The high court's decision could force...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:49 PM
HOUSTON - A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in New Orleans lifted an injunction Thursday mostly allowing the state’s new abortion restrictions to take effect.
The decision came three days after a federal judge in Texas blocked...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:21 PM
HOUSTON — A federal appeals court allowed most of Texas' new abortion restrictions to take effect immediately, lifting an injunction Thursday that had suspended much of the law.
The decision came three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:32 AM
In the 19 states that require vehicles to display only one license plate at the rear, most folks think that is how life should be. In the other 31 states and Washington, D.C., being forced to mount a second license......
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
If Nancy Reagan ever dropped in on Texas, she would make a foursome: four past and present Republican First Ladies, all married to anti-abortion politicians, and yet who themselves, to varying degrees, support a right to abortion.
Anita Perry, wife of...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to the children at bedtime is perfectly acceptable way to end the day in most American households.
Choosing to do it from the floor of the U.S. Senate, then using the story as a metaphor for why you oppose...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Legal and political challenges are taking shape as abortion-rights supporters prepare to challenge the restrictive abortion bill that passed in the Texas Senate.
The bill, among the nation’s strictest, passed in a 19-11 vote just before midnight...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:40 PM
In the endless cycling that has all but overtaken my profession, if you had anything to say about actor James Gandolfini's death, you were supposed to write it, post it and move on within 24 hours of his passing on June 19.
As we all learn sooner or...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:15 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican lawmakers passed a bill that would give Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats to promise a fight over the contentious measure in the courts...
| Jul 7, 2013
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who rocketed to fame by filibustering the Texas Legislature for 11 hours over abortion rights, reminds me of Ginger Rogers. I mean that in a good way.
Rogers famously did everything that her great dance partner Fred Astaire...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:17 PM
The pro-choice side won the last battle in the abortion wars. It's overconfident about the next one.
Gov. Rick Perry has summoned the Texas Legislature for a second special session to pass legislation regulating abortion. The bill was set to pass at the...