Perry’s ‘Texanity’ Explained

Occasionally, we Texans have a responsibility to explain our “Texanity” to befuddled out-of-staters. For example, you might’ve heard about Gov. Rick Perry, known for his chronic temper tantrums over Big Bad Government’s coercive intrusiveness...
The Right’s Obsession with Abortion and Sex

The Right’s Obsession with Abortion and Sex

War’s OK, Where thousands die, But one abortion, Makes me cry. Right-wingers maintain a lengthy political agenda. There’s the need for an unfettered military, lower taxes, corporate freedom, unlimited consumption, private (or no) health insurance, expanded...

Curing AIDS Policy of Greed and Dogma

A whole generation into the AIDS pandemic, we now have significant (though still insufficient) knowledge of how to combat the disease. But while the world’s collective understanding is gradually advancing, U.S. AIDS policy remains mired in a right-wing economic...