Jimmy Carter

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Mayor Rawlings and Merten Tell Me the Whole HUD Thing Was Just HUD's Big Goof. Wow.

    Very interesting press conference Friday in the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall ... wait ... wait. Oh, no. Did I just tell you there was an interesting press conference in the Flag Room at City Hall? Tell me I did not just say that. No, what I meant to say was that there was a typically turgid Kabuki ... More >>

  • Film

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Everything You Need to Know About the Bush Center/Library/Theater/Museum/Thing

    Journalists across the globe have been busy churning out copy about the looming Thursday dedication of the Bush Presidential Center at SMU. Some of the pieces wrestle with the Bush legacy, some describe the center itself. Others explore the practical effect that a massive ceremony featuring five pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Today, Democrats Are Officially Gunning for Texas' Electoral College Votes

    This is day one of the Battle of Texas, which is mostly marked by a website launch. Battleground Texas, the Democratic Party's efforts to shake the GOP hold on the state, officially starts today. The site comes with a nifty graphic showing a red Texas filling up with blue (it's pretty low right now) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Texas AG Greg Abbott Warns Hillary Clinton to Keep European Election Monitors from Messing with Texas

    On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in a bit of international chest-pounding, sent a strongly worded letter to the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe threatening criminal charges if the group carried out a hinted-at plan to show up in Texas come November 6. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    The Favorite Foods of All 44 Presidents

    ​After an exhaustive search of public records and historical documents at the Library of Congress (read: drunken Google search), we are ready to honor President's Day with a comprehensive list of the foods enjoyed by our fearless leaders of the past. Throughout this process one question continued ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Party Like It's 1979 as Robison, Pastors Help Their "Prayer Partner" Perry Run for President

    The in-box is filled this morning with more news concerning Rick Perry's "day of prayer and fasting" in Houston next month -- you know, The Response. Let's begin with this: Several Friends of Unfair Park have forward a piece I first saw this morning on Startlegram great Bud Kennedy's Facebook feed: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Election Coup: Following Bruce Sherbet's Adios, Only the Man from Plains Can Save Us Now

    ​I'm serious. I want Jimmy Carter to come monitor our elections. We need his help. So, if you were around here eight years ago, when Dallas was getting national attention for vote fraud, you might be especially concerned about recent developments in the county elections department. Until the ... More >>

  • Film

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Barack Obama and Our Most Athletic Presidents

    ​Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010
  • News

    November 6, 2009
  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    What No. 1 Songs Tell Us About Inaugurations

    History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    The Death of Former U.S. Attorney Griffin Bell and the Dallas Connection

    Griffin Bell, Jimmy Carter's U.S. Attorney General, died yesterday at the age of 90; he'd been suffering from pancreatic cancer in an Atlanta hospital. News of his death has resurrected an old Dallas story -- that of Santos Rodríguez, the 12-year-old boy who, in July 1973, was shot in the head by a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    Blind Boys of Alabama

    Friday, November 21, at McFarlin Auditorium

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Athletic Presidents in U.S. History

    A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders

    Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders Writing for Texas Lawyer as I did for four years and being a Texas lawyer for 34 years, I have known many judges. Some came to the job unprepared, young and unwise in the ways of the world, ballot-sitters who simply caught a wave of Republican or Democratic sentiment an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    He Did What?

    He knows what the Prez does behind Oval doors

  • Film

    September 11, 2008

    Oh, Canada

    Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Waiting for Bill

    Brian Harkin Former president Bill Clinton, speaking moments ago to a small crowd near Grauwyler Park. A surreal scene a couple of hours ago, a real WTF moment: Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, standing in the back of a blue pick-up truck off Harry Hines Boulevard and Anson Road ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Anything But Plain

    See Demme's view of Jimmy Carter at the Modern

  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    Film 2007: Doc Block

    Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    Moon Shot

    Apollo vets hit the big screen

  • Film

    December 13, 2007

    Jimmy Carter Documentary Full of Good Intentions

    Demme follows Carter's controversial book tour and ends up with the same old narrative

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005
  • News

    August 19, 2004

    The Shootist

    Terry Anderson thought he'd be in Athens right now, chasing his lifelong dream of Olympic gold. Instead, he's in prison, his life plugged full of holes.

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Life in the Slow Lane

    This Bush's summer home is a long way from Kennebunkport, but the folks in Crawford think that's fine

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Decent Folk

    Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Down the Drain

    Plus: Stars in His Eyes; No Military, No Peace; The Havard Legend

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Green Giant

    Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Something about Stephan

    After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Johnny Come Lately

    Johnny Dowd's twisted, desperate music sounds good at any age

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    High Spoons

    Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    The Resurrection of Sandy Kress

    Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Raging Waters

    Inspired by Patty Hearst, Cecil B. Demented rails against the dying of the cinema

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    The truth is way out there

    Jim Marrs believes that Kennedy was murdered as part of a vast conspiracy, that aliens vist us regularly, and that the Trialateral Commission controls our governement. So, what if he's right?

  • Music

    September 23, 1999
  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Fatal Perfection

    Don Crowder was obsessed with being the best--as a lawyer, family man, and friend. So why did he kill himself?

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    Parting shots

    As Laura Miller rides off to tilt at political windmills, we recall some of her choicest words

  • Dining

    December 11, 1997

    Pleasure chained

    Mediterraneo at the Quadrangle is even better than itself

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Wrestling With Tragedy

    As the sole survivor of his family's ring dynasty, Kevin Von Erich struggles to keep a painful past alive.

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Flying blind

    With the mayor and city manager leading the charge, the city council moves full speed on an arena deal that doesn't even exist yet

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Stick it in your ear

    Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    The Learning Curve

    Earnest eggheads came to Texas with an idea that for-profit schools can save public education. So far, it ain't working.

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Winners take mall

    When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners

  • News

    January 25, 1996

    A great spirit

    Barbara Jordan, a woman of firsts, was faithful to the last

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part I)

    You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.

  • News

    July 6, 1995

    Mo better

    Remembering Mo Udall, a truly decent man

  • News

    December 8, 1994

    Left to right

    Thoughts on GATT, retraining, corporate welfare, and Bosnia

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