David Petraeus

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Fort Worth Man Convicted of Doing Terrible Impersonation of Army General -- and Bigamy

    Michael McDowell could have quit while he was ahead. During more than a decade spent posing as a military officer, he'd won heartfelt acclaim from military brass like CIA director David Petraeus, gotten behind-the-scenes access to the Washington Navy Yard, convinced the state of Texas to give him sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    House Bill Wants to Protect Internet Privacy from Employers' Snooping. What Privacy?

    The Texas House is about to pass a bill that would bar employers from forcing employees and job applicants to cough up their social media passwords. Proponents here and around the country claim social media should be protected under the Fourth Amendment. Last time I checked, the Fourth Amendment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Gmail Got Petraeus; You're Next, Mr. All-Caps Commenter Guy

    Hey, All-Caps Guy. We need to have a talk. Really. I sometimes poke you with a sharp stick. You poke back. That's what I want. But sometimes when you poke, I wince. Not for me. For you. You know, I hope, that every single thing you say online lives forever on servers. You know, I hope, that you ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Seven Trends for Thanksgiving 2012

    1. Channeling Sam Sifton. The former New York Times restaurant critic is on a roll. In addition to a career in food writing and 25 years of cooking holiday dinners, he twice manned the Thanksgiving Help Line at the Times, where he guided overwhelmed (drunk) hosts through frozen birds and flambé dis ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2012

    Barbarians in the Ivory Tower

    America's for-profit colleges offer education only a con man (or a congressman) could love.

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    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Workin' for Dave

    Dallas resident Brandon Friedman, still fighting the good fight In July, I wrote here about Brandon Friedman, a former infantry officer in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan and Iraq who now serves as a senior advisor to I am reading the Dallas resident's new book ... More >>