Three years ago the country music industry pitched a hissy fit when Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said, “Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The Chicks didn’t just get blackballed, they got death threats. Now they’re back with a rocking new album of self-penned songs, Taking the Long Way, and a fierce first single, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” We spoke to Maines and Robison, and just so you know, we’re proud they’re from Texas.
This TV writer is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. What’s the matter with the party he has supported so long? What’s so difficult about standing up for what’s right? Like, for example, marriage equality. An open letter calling for the ABCs of politics: action, backbone, and clarity.