Dazed and confused: Parker Administration backtracks on religious subpoenas

Houston’s increasingly beleaguered mayor, Annise Parker, backtracked Wednesday on her administration’s efforts to intimidate her perceived political enemies in the clergy via the subpoena process. The move came only two weeks after she effectively doubled down on the original gambit, by removing the word “sermons” […]

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Houston Chronicle editorial board endorses single-issue candidate for governor, commits major gaffe

The Houston Chronicle editorial board, led by diminutive former editor-in-chief Jeff Cohen, has endorsed Democratic candidate Wendy Davis for governor. It’s not particularly surprising that this irrelevant editorial board would endorse a largely unqualified candidate who made her mark on a single issue of great […]

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Parker Administration goes after religious political enemies, then backtracks by blaming others

On Monday, the not-entirely-reliable site World Net Daily reported that the Annise Parker Administration had subpoenaed the sermons and other communications of certain pastors who have been critical of Mayor Annise Parker’s preoccupation with imposing her preferences for gender self-identification on the city. By Tuesday, […]

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Bond reform in Texas: Because if at first you don’t succeed, try try again…and again…and again…and again…and again….

There have been a number of interesting issues that have flared up recently in local politics, most intriguingly the recent update to the City of Houston vehicle for hire ordinance, that I would like to write about. However, in the interest of trying to get […]

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Lemer: Mayor Parker’s despotic quest for free (fiscal) reign must be stopped

The following is a guest submission from Bob Lemer. Feel free to submit topical posts/essays for our consideration to bloghouston@gmail.com. As with our usual blog posts, the views expressed are those of the author. MAYOR PARKER’S DESPOTIC QUEST FOR FREE (FISCAL) REIGN MUST BE STOPPED […]

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