Long dismissed as kooks, Dallas' anti-fluoride activists are speaking out again. This time, we might listen.
I have a column in the newspaper this week about drinking water fluoridation and a controversy that kicked up recently when three Dallas City Council members responded politely to an anti-fluoridation activist. Dallas Morning News columnist Jacquielynn Floyd was acerbic, choleric and apoplectic, inv ... More >>
I love the State Fair of Texas. I also love fried things. Which means I have a deep, undying love for the Big Tex Choice Awards. And for the last few years, I've been so excited to go to the competition to get a chance to try all the new fried ridiculousness. This year was different. None of the ... More >>
Delia Jasso has long been an ally to the LGBT community. One of her first major initiatives upon joining the City Council in 2009 was to organize the LGBT Task Force. More recently, she was among the first to put her name to a resolution in support of gay marriage. The good will her actions fostere ... More >>
Damn. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings got me last night. I resisted, but he got me. Anyway, I finally found the answer to a question that has long nagged me. When he does that affable dumb jock routine? Yeah. He's about to take you for a whirlwind visit to the cleaners. My wife was already falling out ... More >>
The Dallas Morning News, you may have noticed but probably didn't, is in the middle of a mammoth, months-long effort to pick the best neighborhoods. First came the safest neighborhoods, then the best schools, then those best suited for empty nesters. It's all leading up to the June 16 reveal, when t ... More >>
In the days since he was murdered at a Glen Rose gun range, American Sniper Chris Kyle, who recorded more than 150 confirmed kills while serving overseas, has become a palimpsest on which both those who abhor American adventurism overseas and those who view military skill as the ultimate virtue have ... More >>
I wasn't going to write about Penn State, because I'm some guy in Dallas and who cares what I think? But Dallas Morning News columnist Jacquielynn Floyd has written about it in today's paper, so in my book that gives me permission. Most of the people writing interesting things about the rap ... More >>
Forgive me, or just slap me, if this is way too tea-leaves for you, but I can't help trying to read the dregs, you know, trying to see what's behind the burqa, since this city is such a Talibaptist mystery some of the time. And lately I think I definitely see signs that somebody at The Dallas ... More >>
Jayne PetersThat's it. I have waited three days. Time to speak up. Where are all of the outrage junkies who couldn't wait to pour salt in the wounds of bereaved Dallas Police Chief David Brown over the death of his cop-killer son? Why aren't they venting at roughly the same decibel level over the ... More >>
Don't be surprised if you see Jacquielynn Floyd's latest column pop up on Passive Aggressive Notes, because her take on that whole 30-days-of-sex thing turns "I told you so" into "I would have told you so, but you done told yerself."Let's recap: A local married couple (we'll call them Schmauren a ... More >>
Over the weekend, Don -- didn't catch his last name -- was at Dallas Farmers Market collecting petitions for the no-hotel folks. Amazing how many farmers market shoppers claim they are not registered to vote in Dallas County ... Citizens Against the Taxpayer-Owned Hotel, which has already changed it ... More >>
Local swingers think life is a bowl of cherries, but Duncanville wants to spit out the Pit
It took time and 90,000 signatures, but Dallas finally joins the 21st century
Politics are boring, let's talk about sex
So, lemme get this straight. In today's Dallas Morning News, Metro columnist Jacquielynn Floyd says the folks living in the Bent Creek Apartments at Forest Lane and Audelia Road have no right to be upset about being raided on March 13 by police officers who banged on doors and scoured bathrooms, kit ... More >>
The Morning News boldly goes where everyone's gone before
The DMN columnist gives a talking to
Plus: Never Been Kissed; Wanted
Why is ignorance such bliss for so many when it comes to Al Lipscomb?
Why are the DMN city columnists so lame? Belo wants them that way.
I love boldfacing random words; I love ellipses
By-buyout; The unwashed masses respond