Please Don’t Call the Police on Your Black Friends, and Other Good Ideas That Need Sharing

Atatiana Jefferson was murdered in her own home. This is “not okay,” to put it euphemistically. I’m concerned that her killer is going to be sent off with a slap on the wrist. If your Black friend tells you not to call the police, even if you have not heard from them in a few […]

5:04 am. The Candidate Never Sleeps. That’s Okay.

Dear Houston: It’s still last night to me. Whether it’s a computer problem, another forum, another questionnaire or twelve, I’m just at it, for 18-20 hours a day. And I’m dang tired. My friends who’ve successfully made it into public office (and are doing great jobs) have told me that even on their hardest days, […]

10 Tips for Those Fed-up Enough to Run for Office

Campaign finance report finally complete! Still have six and a half hours to sleep before football, even.  (Come join our weekly festivities at PJ’s and Cecil’s on W. Gray if you can, it’s a good time.) After the Molly Ivins documentary last night, there was a Q&A with a fabulous woman (whose name escapes me right […]

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