Southern Methodist RB Craig James is gang-tackled by nine Texas defenders during a 1982 Mustangs-Longhorns game. James is currently running for a spot in the Texas Republican Senate, but is in last place in the latest projections. (Ronald C. Modra/SI)
"The drunken spanking incident happened last June at an El Paso bar. In the grainy footage, O’Rourke is seen dancing, falling on his back, and then being spanked by a female companion. Although O’Rourke was undoubtedly spanked, it’s not clear whether he was intoxicated. In any event, I’m fairly certain this is the first-ever attack ad to feature the phrase “he was recently videoed publicly intoxicated being spanked."
When two Austin filmmakers set out to chronicle the flawed forensics behind the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, they found themselves in the middle of a pitched political battle, pitting criminal justice activists against the a Texas governor (Rick Perry) looking to sweep news of a wrongful execution under the rug. Joe Bailey and Steve Mims chat with MoJo about their new documentary, Incendiary.