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2001 Stories by Jim Schutze

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  • Dallas to Bush: Drop Dead

    published December 20, 2001

    We sort of get tricked into these debates about whether the people on the city council are being polite enough with each other. I get tricked,... More >>

  • Real Politics

    published December 13, 2001

    This mayor thing is getting very interesting, but it's also painful to watch at times. The city's first black mayor just concluded a two-term... More >>

  • One Moe

    published December 6, 2001

    Lots of people are sitting around now slapping themselves in the forehead, maybe even slapping each other in the forehead and giving each other... More >>

  • Bagel Petard

    published November 29, 2001

    There are global issues people need to think about, but I also believe an issue that needs to be addressed is when a perfectly law-abiding citizen... More >>

  • Agin and Agin

    published November 22, 2001

    Talk about a showdown. Next January 19 in this city of just over a million souls, something in the neighborhood of 50,000 voters will show up at... More >>

  • The Opposite of True

    published November 15, 2001

    If this job craters, I have a fallback skill. I can work for the CIA! I'm qualified to read the official newspapers of authoritarian regimes... More >>

  • It's Her Nature, Stupid!

    published November 8, 2001

    Picture this. Laura Miller as Mayor Pretend. Mary Poss as Mayor For Real. Believe it. If nothing else changes between now and the special... More >>

  • Last Chance

    published November 1, 2001

    Having a great time, wish you were here. I'm jostling down a dusty lane high on the ridge of the levee in a big white van with canoes on top,... More >>

  • Down the River

    published October 25, 2001

    All right, let's get in the car and go settle this thing. A couple of weeks ago Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk shouted at me on the telephone and said... More >>

  • Chinatown

    published October 18, 2001

    In the last week, the huge public-works campaign to rebuild the Trinity River through downtown has been rocked by revelations from Washington... More >>

  • Fear Itself

    published October 4, 2001

    I don't know why it has taken me so long to come to any understanding of what has happened. Way in the back of my mind, I think I may have... More >>

  • The End of Youth

    published September 27, 2001

    So. We are going to send them to war. And, unlike the leadership that told us the Vietnam War would be easy and quick, President Bush has been... More >>

  • The Shell, the Pea and We

    published September 20, 2001

    Let's say, for the sake of argument, that there isn't one thing wrong with the proposal to bring the Olympic games here in 2012. The Olympics... More >>

  • All God's Children

    published September 13, 2001

    I stare. Outside the window above my computer screen, rose hips on thorny stems are barely moving, making tiny anticipatory nods to a soft... More >>

  • White Boys and Booze

    published September 6, 2001

    The columnists and editorial writers at The Dallas Morning News were falling all over themselves last week, competing to find carefully... More >>

  • Absentee Minded

    published August 30, 2001

    Here's an offer you can't refuse: For less than $12,000 paid to the right people, you can buy the early and absentee ballot vote in eight... More >>

  • Bottle Rockets Downtown

    published July 26, 2001

    Gee, I don't even know how to tell you how much fun this could be. Just pull out your folding chairs, pop up some corn and get the kids out on... More >>

  • Mea Exculpa

    published July 19, 2001

    Already this year, even before it hit us with the big budget deficit, Dallas City Hall was telling the taxpayers about all the things the city... More >>

  • Hold That Five Mil'

    published June 28, 2001

    Hey, when you saw the story in The Dallas Morning News last week about how the city council is going to approve a $5 to $6 million... More >>

  • My Day of the Locust

    published June 21, 2001

    On the 13th of next month, a movie based on a book I wrote will be released in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 16... More >>

  • Vote Early, Vote Often

    published June 14, 2001

    So I put on my thinking cap. And I ask myself: all of this vote-cheating that cropped up in the recent District 6 city council runoff election... More >>

  • The Real Cheaters

    published June 7, 2001

    Apparently The Dallas Morning News, the city's only daily newspaper, has no intention of telling you this story, so I will. You need to... More >>

  • Brave New City

    published May 31, 2001

    What if the Dallas City Council suddenly developed a base of reasonable middle-class people who cared about the city? Who had their own money?... More >>

  • Mystery of St. Luke

    published May 17, 2001

    Some experts on church desecration, both in and out of law enforcement, are skeptical about the recent vandalism of St. Luke "Community"... More >>

  • We Shall Stay on Top

    published May 10, 2001

    If you're Terrell Bolton and you make $132,000 a year in base salary plus $20,000 a year in overtime as Dallas' First Black Police Chief,... More >>

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