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You might think that the political leaders of your state are goofy – but, hey, I'm from Texas. Goofy is as goofy does, and Texas does preeminent political goofy.
Meet Drew... [read more]
Besides being founders of our Republic, what did Thomas Jefferson and George Washington have in common? Answer: Hemp.
America's founders were strong promoters of this extraordinarily-useful agricultural crop, and both Jefferson... [read more]
When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.
These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]
In 2009, a Texas school superintendent declared that sex-education classes were unnecessary in his rural district. Most of the area's school kids live on farms, he explained, therefore: "They get a pretty good sex education... [read more]
It's a sign that the economy is "healing," exclaims a happy headline. "It signals that things are getting back to normal," says a delighted market analyst. And the New York Times heralded it as "a... [read more]
From Rick Perry to Rick Santorum, many Republican sparklies reject the science of evolution. Georgia Rep. Paul Broun (who ironically serves on the science committee), even calls evolution "lies straight from the pit of hell."... [read more]
Uh-oh. You always have to worry when you hear that there's a new "air of giddiness on Wall Street."
That's a sure sign that financial disaster is looming on our horizon... [read more]
Well now, here's some unexpected news!
It comes from what purports to be an official document of the National Republican Party. And – wow! – the policy positions it contains show... [read more]
Here's a diabolical idea from the hottest level of hell, down where Wall Street's fiendish schemers and scammers dwell.
Conspiring with state lawmakers, such powerhouse banks as JPMorgan Chase, US... [read more]
The word of the day is "Boom!" Yes, boom times are upon us again.
"The stars came into alignment," marveled one financial manager. "Corporate confidence returns," applauded a recent headline.... [read more]