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  • Rant, Rave

    published December 29, 2005

    Most of the year, I try to live up to the general rule of thumb around the offices of this newspaper, which is: "Every little chance you get,... More >>

  • Board of Scrooges

    published December 22, 2005

    So here is how Dallas ushers in the holiday. Last week an obscure city board meeting in the bowels of City Hall stretched the meaning of available... More >>

  • Drunk Tellers

    published December 15, 2005

    Michael Sorrell, who was on the city's charter review commission, wrote an op-ed piece for The Dallas Morning News last week praising the... More >>

  • Bus Gestapo

    published December 8, 2005

    Let's do it this way. I will tell you this story a few times from different people's points of view, and you can make up your own mind. This is... More >>

  • Angel Mayor

    published December 1, 2005

    Don't tell me it's too early to worry about the 2007 Dallas mayor's race. It's never too early to worry. And the next mayoral race is going to... More >>

  • Kitty Has Two Daddies

    published November 17, 2005

    I figured this for a typical cat caper. One guy takes a strong liking to another guy's cat. Nabs it. Cops refuse to step in because of an... More >>

  • Mapesgate

    published November 10, 2005

    Reviewing Mary Mapes' new book, Truth and Duty, in the November 2 National Review, Byron York opens with a description of the... More >>

  • Sticks and Stones

    published November 3, 2005

    Last weekend I'm watching the news on Channel 8, and I see this amazing story. Gloria Campos leads the newscast: "Two men arrested in one of the... More >>

  • Spike Dance

    published October 27, 2005

    Hey, I wish you could have been at last week's Dallas City Council briefing. It was Friday night football. John Scovell, a lobbyist who had just... More >>

  • The Big Stick

    published October 20, 2005

    There's a difference between the short end of the stick and the long end, between how people get treated when they're well-connected and how it... More >>

  • One Guess

    published October 13, 2005

    Dallas Morning News, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Morning News. I know. You think I'm obsessed and don't have a life. You're... More >>

  • Die-In

    published October 6, 2005

    Just about everybody who served or worked with Harriet Miers during her brief political career in Dallas remembers her as a hard-working,... More >>

  • Die-In

    published September 29, 2005

    Just about everybody who served or worked with Harriet Miers during her brief political career in Dallas remembers her as a hard-working,... More >>

  • PID on You

    published September 22, 2005

    When they come down to City Hall for council meetings, why don't the white people know how to behave? As a white person myself, I find it very... More >>

  • Levees Are Not an Act of God

    published September 15, 2005

    At the pit of my own stomach while I watched New Orleans drown was a nauseous awareness. This misery was no natural disaster. This was human error... More >>

  • Roots

    published September 15, 2005

    It's not the Chisel Rights Movement. And isn't it interesting that all the same issues coming up around the federal bribery/corruption... More >>

  • Thumb Job

    published September 8, 2005

    The origins of the ongoing scandal at Dallas City Hall are in a well-intended bill passed two years ago. This bill is a great example: They pass... More >>

  • Race, Race, Race

    published September 1, 2005

    Wait a minute. Before it slips beneath the waves forever, I would like to take a quick second look at the recent Dallas Morning News... More >>

  • The Ride, Stupid

    published August 25, 2005

    The Dallas City Council voted last week to protect the man on the plan commission who refuses to say who gives him the luxury cars he drives.... More >>

  • Nyuk-nyuk

    published August 11, 2005

    Please try to follow this. You might need a notebook. I'm trying to get across a very complex technical point about urban governance. You're... More >>

  • Payback

    published August 4, 2005

    You've had this experience, too, I know. You talk to somebody and not too far into it you think, "This individual is seriously separated from... More >>

  • Buzz

    published July 28, 2005

    Intercoursing the pooch: Buzz has always believed the motto over the door of The Dallas Morning News should be, "THE DALLAS MORNING... More >>

  • Hope Chest

    published July 21, 2005

    So now the Dallas Independent School District is going to marry the suburban Wilmer-Hutchins district? Let me ask you something. Is this not every... More >>

  • Balls for Brains

    published July 14, 2005

    So the fans cheered Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers next time he took the mound after attacking two camerapersons at Ameriquest Field in Arlington on... More >>

  • D'Angelo

    published July 7, 2005

    D'Angelo Lee is meeeeelting. If anybody looks like a central figure in the FBI raids on Dallas city officials, it's he. Lee. But he's... More >>

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