Patt Morrison for August 1, 2012

A Patt Morrison producer displays Mitt Romney's and Barack Obama's apps on iPhones

New campaign apps put politics in your pocket

For all the ageless jokes about big business having politicians in their pockets, a new pair of smart phone apps by the Romney and Obama campaigns are giving voters the opportunity to do just that.
Texas Senate Race

Meet Ted Cruz, the newest GOP star

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz has won the Texas Republican primary for Senate, and will face off against Democratic nominee Paul Sadler in the November general election. Cruz is widely expected to defeat Sadler in typically conservative Texas.
For many Americans, November’s presidential election will come down to one thing: the economy. That means jobs, and the numbers have been less than sunny. While earlier in the year some analysts predicted an unemployment rate of less than 8% by November, last month’s number was 8.

Does chivalry still exist, and did it ever?

Chivalry. Gallantry. Heroism. Words that evoke selflessness and a certain type of moral code, such as “women and children first” or “the captain must go down with the ship.” According to a study performed by two Swedish economists using the records of eighteen different shipping disasters, however, more often than not the slogan in the midst of crisis amounts to “every man for himself.
An Evening With Gore Vidal

Remembering Gore Vidal

The American author, playwright, essayist, and provocateur, who’s been cited as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, died at his home in the Hollywood Hills yesterday due to pneumonia.
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