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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
After an exhaustive search of public records and historical documents at the Library of Congress (read: drunken Google search), we are ready to honor President's Day with a comprehensive list of the foods enjoyed by our fearless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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits
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 >>
Friday, November 21, at McFarlin Auditorium
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 >>
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 >>
He knows what the Prez does behind Oval doors
Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak
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 >>
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 >>
See Demme's view of Jimmy Carter at the Modern
Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen
Apollo vets hit the big screen
Demme follows Carter's controversial book tour and ends up with the same old narrative
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.
This Bush's summer home is a long way from Kennebunkport, but the folks in Crawford think that's fine
Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South
Plus: Stars in His Eyes; No Military, No Peace; The Havard Legend
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?
After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?
Johnny Dowd's twisted, desperate music sounds good at any age
Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.
Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP
Inspired by Patty Hearst, Cecil B. Demented rails against the dying of the cinema
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?
Don Crowder was obsessed with being the best--as a lawyer, family man, and friend. So why did he kill himself?
As Laura Miller rides off to tilt at political windmills, we recall some of her choicest words
Mediterraneo at the Quadrangle is even better than itself
As the sole survivor of his family's ring dynasty, Kevin Von Erich struggles to keep a painful past alive.
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
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.
Earnest eggheads came to Texas with an idea that for-profit schools can save public education. So far, it ain't working.
When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners
Barbara Jordan, a woman of firsts, was faithful to the last
You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.
Remembering Mo Udall, a truly decent man
Thoughts on GATT, retraining, corporate welfare, and Bosnia