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  • The Salazar Doctrine

    published May 3, 2001

    Maybe we should approach this biblically. In the book of Luke, we are told that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world... More >>

  • See No News, Print No News

    published April 26, 2001

    Let me tell you a story. Sophia Dembling, a Dallas writer, sends The Dallas Morning News a letter a few weeks ago to make a... More >>

  • Bare Knuckles and Bare Breasts

    published April 26, 2001

    Does Dallas have a red-light district? Does the Pope live in Rome? It's 2:30 a.m., closing time on a Sunday morning, and customers are... More >>

  • Dump Bolton

    published April 12, 2001

    So maybe you figure the Dallas Observer wants to do stories to help Laura Miller get elected mayor because she used to work here. I... More >>

  • Twice Told Tale

    published March 22, 2001

    Far from changing his tune suddenly in the last two weeks to accuse the Dallas police chief of wrongdoing, the main witness against the chief... More >>

  • White Rampage

    published March 15, 2001

    In the controversy over police Chief Terrell Bolton, our first black police chief, we need to keep in mind the danger of riot. The white... More >>

  • Crocodile Tears

    published March 8, 2001

    Next May we will vote in a citywide referendum on whether to pay the Dallas City Council its first full-time salary in half a century. The... More >>

  • Shut Up, Fido

    published March 1, 2001

    This is such a strange town. You could never explain this place to a Martian, or a person from St. Paul, or somewhere like that. The Dallas... More >>

  • Bush-whacked in the Bulrushes

    published February 22, 2001

    Brand-new superintendent of schools Mike Moses is getting his first taste of white water in the bulrushes. The problems he is running into are... More >>

  • Go on, Oppress Me

    published February 8, 2001

    Consider this: The city's first black police chief is fighting off an investigation of his own department for racial profiling. The first black... More >>

  • You Say Commie, I Say Nazi

    published February 1, 2001

    Did you know we have commie judges in Dallas? At least I think they're commies. Now look, I could be wrong. They may be Nazis. I'm going to leave... More >>

  • Attitude Check

    published January 18, 2001

    Why is Houston plain and simple and aboveboard even when it's wrong, and Dallas is sneaky and convoluted even when it's right? Urban karma? Their... More >>

  • Legal Learning Differences

    published January 11, 2001

    I happen to be a lawyer fan. I like them. I actually enjoy watching them. So I have some theories about them. This particular theory is about why... More >>

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