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McDonald's Moral Compass Just Spins
"...much more in danger in the long run from Christian extremists in the U.S. than from the Muslims. As..."

Dec. 7, 2006 Postmarks

Election 2006: Key Texas Races
Key Texas election returns
"...said he agreed with a conservative pastor's comments that non-Christians would go straight to hell if they didn't accept..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Letters @ 3AM
Every contributor to a newspaper – not least, the letter-writers and ad designers – creates an artifact precious to history
"...tell me newspaper stories. I was reading history and science books by then and keeping a diary, and I..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Web-Washing at the HHS
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services appears once again to be removing material from its Web site that doesn't agree with conservatives
"...offends far-right conservative supporters. Just 10 days after the Christian right-wing Family Research Council penned a letter to HHS..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...Martin WagnerLoving Christian Ponders 'Fashion'Editors,..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Christ as unusual. Try that description on most Austin Christian churches. In your seemingly eager journalistic anticipation of the..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...stakeholders who contributed to the process. It's an ambitious, science-driven plan, massive in scale and broad in scope, that..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Friday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...CaligiuriATTACK FORMATION10pm, Whisky Bar AF approaches music like a science project, something to be taken apart and put back..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

Not Shutting Up Anywhere
This Al Franken is your Al Franken
"...don't know that people who are maybe even right-wing Christian nuts can't use the Internet...."

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Our readers talk back.
"...I don't know whether he would call himself a Christian or not, but he wrote an article on Jesus..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...glanced around the room I saw Hispanics, blacks, gays, Christians, non-Christians, young and old. I have never been prouder..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Column

Our readers talk back.
" the presidency. I considered pretending to be a Christian fundamentalist and sending a letter to the editor of..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...The science is clear: more pavement = more pollution. For a..."

July 9, 2004 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Austin With a Conscience..."

May 7, 2004 Column

AISD Casts a Wider Blueprint
The Austin ISD announced its expansion of the Blueprint Initiative to LBJ and Reagan high schools
"...schools in San Antonio, got his B.S. at Abilene Christian University and his doctorate in educational administration at Texas..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...between abortion and suicide were from "pro-life" and fundamentalist Christian Web sites, many of which also promoted the refuted..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Column

Under the Holiday Bush
A holiday gift guide for the political junkie.
"...The fictional Betty Bowers bills herself as America's Best Christian and claims to be "so close to Jesus, I'm..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Old-School Creationism Almost Refreshing
"...After months and months of letters from the new-wave anti-science forces of the "Intelligent Design" folks, it's almost nice..."

Dec. 1, 2003 Postmarks

Letters @ 3AM
The cancellation of The Reagans by CBS was an act of cowardice in the face of noise from the afar-right banshees.
"...think of the far right's cultural agenda: a fundamentalist Christian state; the rights of women, gays, and nonwhites severely..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

'Intelligent Design' Not Scientific
"...wrapped up in mathematical fallacies that grossly misrepresent the science of probability and continue to put God into a..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Postmarks

'Theory' Doesn't Mean What They Think It Does!
"...the Theory of Evolution, there would be no modern science of biology, just as without Atomic Theory, there would..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Postmarks

The libraries hit the books, and environmentalists speak out.
"...for Youth (Dell) and the AMD grant to purchase science and technology materials. The Friends have provided funding for..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Column

Walk Across Texas
Remembering Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, the first white Texan.
"...the theory of the solar system that inaugurated contemporary science; the African slave trade began; the first insurance policies..."

March 30, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Defending the death penalty, the new Gov, the schools, and all that Jazz.
" engage in a serious debate about the junk science that some people embrace so desperately, but she apparently..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Column

New Writers of the Purple Prose
The romance field, Margraet Moser writes, is unique in its symbiosis: Most writers come from the ranks of readers and therefore understand the marriage of reader and book. The sisterhood and moral support in this almost exclusively female dominion is palpable. It is also gratifying and empowering and, in a few cases, exceedingly lucrative.
"...romantic suspense, and time-travel. While the "inspirational" romances reflect Judeo-Christian themes and moral values with little or no sex,..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

One Man Talking
In these days of HDTV, IMAX theatres with SurroundSound, and interactive software in 3-D hyper-realism, who wants to listen to one man talking for 90 minutes on a stage? A lot of people, when the man is Steven Tomlinson, award-winning economics lecturer, lay preacher, and Austin's premier monologist, as Wayne Alan Brenner explains.
"...justifies themselves before other people and before their own conscience...."

March 31, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

SUVs are not sluggish, the Internet is not homogenous, and roads are not decongestants.
"...Blinded by Science..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Column

More tributes to Doug Sahm
"...about "Slaughter Me Satan" and Pat Buchanan's dog were anti-Christian ["Postmarks," Nov. 19]: Get a life! The cartoons were..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Column

Puzzled by Oppel
"...transit system that exists in the world. September's Popular Science magazine just featured Jerry Schneider's "Innovative Transportation Technologies" Web..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Column

Lipstick Traces
"...Me." Timbaland's skittery, syncopated beats -- no longer studio science's leading edge -- are in serious danger of deteriorating..."

July 16, 1999 Music Review

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