America is the best place ever. Everyone knows that except, it seems, our educators. The College Board is rolling out new guidelines this year for the Advanced Placement U.S. history exams that has some Texas School Board members crying foul. Ken Mercer, noted conservative school board member, says ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Two years before Kennedy was shot, extremism was already burning in Dallas. Then the Morning News fanned the flames.
James Galbraith has a new book out, Inequality and Instability, arguing that ... well, you know he's an economist at the LBJ School at UT Austin, so it's pretty complicated ... I'm trying to boil down what I got out of it ... I need to put this into Get-Off-My-Lawn language ... so let's imagine its ... More >>
Here we are, with the biggest Medicare fraud in history going -- so we are told -- and The New York Times devotes its front page today to a story about Medicare fraud carried out by organized Russian gangs in ... oh, guess where! ... New York City! What can we do down here in Dallas to get respect? ... More >>
Dallas is playing to its City of Hate stereotype for assassination's anniversary.
From Governor Rick Perry's Flickr pageRick Perry and Sarah Palin at that Heroic Media event at the Majestic Theatre last NovemberSpeaking of over-the-weekenders, the morning paper had a pay wall piece Saturday about Governor Rick Perry's "call to prayer for a nation in crisis" scheduled for Augus ... More >>
Dallas Museum of ArtPortrait of Mrs. Emery Reves by Graham Sutherland, 1978A federal lawsuit filed in Dallas on Friday has all the makings of a Vanity Fair feature story, down to the famous names who make cameo appearances -- among them, President Franklin Roosevelt, Coco Chanel and Winston Churc ... More >>
Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.
FDR clowns around at Stone Street
War is hell. Presidents do some strange things when we're at war. Sometimes that involves telling Congress to go to hell. And that's great. Because this is America, and we have three branches of government, and they kinda balance each other out, though maybe not so well at the moment, depending on w ... More >>
Is George W. Bush a conservative? Author Bruce Bartlett doesn't think so,
and saying that cost him his job.
Plus: Rescued from the Reich
Can the Restaurant Show make a comeback?
Seabiscuit is a different breed of summer "ride" movie
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
A band of East Texas environmentalists takes on a polluting paper plant and proves that might doesn't always make right, even in a company town
A gay-bashing pilot prompts a change at Southwest Airlines
Child psychiatrist Robert Gross claims malicious federal prosecutors unfairly charged him with fraud and forced him to flee to England. Is it the doctor or the judicial system that is out of touch with reality?
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe, but its appearance is just the start of the puzzle
The Enloes are Republic of Texas stalwarts, but they don't go for hostage-taking. They prefer using bogus money orders to battle "the eight banking families that control the world."
After Oklahoma City, angry white men gather at a Dallas motel