• Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    How Would I Feel If the Gaza Strip Were in Maypearl? Stupid Question?

    On my way from work to City Hall I drive by the Palestinian demonstrations in Dealey Plaza. At home in the evening I see Texas Governor Rick Perry (not my favorite guy) on the TV news leading a rally for Israel. The anchorman on the TV news shows me a map of the area around Dallas and points to ho ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2013
  • News

    December 13, 2012

    Muslim Hunting

    David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Daughter of Convicted Holy Land Foundation Leader Determined to Clear His Name

    Noor Elashi is the 23-year-old daughter of Holy Land Foundation co-founder Ghassan Elashi, who found out only today that he will be sentenced in May following his conviction last November; he's looking at 15 years to life in prison, after having been among those convicted of donating to Hamas follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    After Four Years as U.S. Attorney, Richard Roper Has Left the Balcony

    First he leaves At the Movies; now, he's no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. As of tomorrow, Richard Roper's back in the private sector, working for Thompson & Knight, after four years spent as U.S. Attorney. Course, this was inevitable: Barack Obama will pick a new p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Holy Land Co-Founder's Daughter on the Feds' "Most Un-American Effort"

    Ghassan Elashi With federal prosecutors making a second run at Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development officials, after their first attempt last year ended up in a more-or-less mistrial, the daughter of one of the defendants today writes about Part II for The Huffington Post ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Holy Land Family Fights Terrorist Label

    Despite a hung jury, the trials are far from over

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    The Holy Land Foundation and the Case of the Crunchy Con

    Rod Dreher, always one to point out Hamas-lovers at every turn. This is what I do on Sunday mornings: With one hand I grab my Dallas Morning News Points section, so I can read the latest drivel from right-wing editorialisto Rod Dreher, as though I were clutching up a big glassful of really bad-tasti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    "We Fight the Good Jihad"

    Have you prayed for Osama today?If you want to know what defines an evangelical Christian, look no further than Brother Andrew, the 79-year-old Dutchman who called himself "God's smuggler." He is a revered figure among evangelicals because of his single-minded devotion to spreading the gospel of Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Food for Kids or Terror Funding?

    While the Holy Land Foundation trial focuses attention on the role, if any, the Dallas-based charity had in financing Hamas, another Dallas-based charity has quietly dropped its lawsuit against author and former Bush administration official Matthew Levitt and his publisher over similar allegations. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    U.S. Magistrate Forces News Reporter to Testify in Holy Land Trial

    Last week we told you about how Steve McGonigle, reporter over at The Dallas Morning News, was trying to fight a federal subpoena. Because, see, the U.S. government wants him to testify next month when the government finally goes to trial with its case against the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    News Reporter Steve McGonigle's Fighting a Federal Government Subpoena

    And in other Belo-related news: Dallas Morning News reporter Steve McGonigle is trying like hell to keep from becoming a government witness in its case against the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation. The trial against seven former Holy Land Foundation and Development officials, charged with fundi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Local Kids' Charity is Suing a Former Bush Administration Official for Libel

    This is the book that caused KinderUSA to sue a former Bush administration official, and his publishers, for libel. Kids in Need of Development, Education and Relief -- or KinderUSA -- is a charity that was founded in 2002 by a group of physicians and humanitarian relief workers who want to help chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    DHL Slow To Deliver

    Somebody get me the number of Avi Adelman's sleep therapist. I honestly don't know how he gets any rest at all. The drunks pee too much. The cops tow too little. The noise is too loud ... oh, cripes, we can't cover all this ground at once. Better you just get familiar with Avi's own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2006

    In Case Against Holy Land Foundation, Government Says: C'mon, What Sixth Amendment?

    Two weeks ago, attorneys representing seven former Holy Land Foundation and Development officials -- who're awaiting trial in federal court here on charges they funded terrorist activities -- asked U.S. District Judge Joe Fish to dismiss the government's charges against their clients. They claimed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    O Holy Land Foundation

    I tore apart Dallas' Only Daily this morning looking for the story about how, on Monday, attorneys representing Holy Land Foundation asked a federal judge here to dismiss charges the U.S. government filed against it after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Didn't see anything; nothing on the We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    Off the Island

    Until Monday, Abdel Jabbar Hamdan, a 46-year-old father of six U.S.-born children who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Buena Park, had been in jail for two years. He was incarcerated on Terminal Island, a man-made island in Los Angeles where, during World War II, Japanese men were detained by the ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Minister to despots across the globe, evangelist K.A. Paul just needs a few tons of jet fuel--and a safer plane--to keep up Godís work

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    G.I. Jerk

    Phil Haberman claims he fought with special forces in Iraq, but he's about as real as Rambo

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Love in the Time of Cholera, Akkolyte, Hamas, He Who Corrupts, Ricin

    Thursday, August 12, at Ritoís Restaurant, 10149 Shoreview Drive

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    The Next Breast Thing

    Build a better fake boob, and women will beat a path to your door, along with the occasional lawsuit

  • News

    October 11, 2001


    DART removes ads for a charity accused of links to terrorists

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    War of words

    Morning News reports of a charity's ties to terrorism spur Muslim protests

  • News

    August 1, 1996
  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Charity Gall

    Crippled children are the latest fund-raising ticket for a controversial Palestinian foundation