Here in the city where Republican swift-boating was invented, we have good reason to wonder what's really at the heart of it. In 2004 when the character assassins went after John Kerry, I assumed their motivation was straight-up cynicism. Muddy him up so Bush will look better. But this new assault ... More >>
Brantley Hargrove did a fine job Monday recounting the career of Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who died last Saturday at 82. But before the ground hardens over him, I just want to make sure we take note of the one and only thing anybody may remember about Mr. Simmons 50 years from now. He bankr ... More >>
Harold Simmons, 82, who in the last presidential election became the most prolific political donor in the country, died Saturday at the Baylor University Medical Center. His legacy is complicated -- at once toxic, literally and figuratively, and marked by laudable philanthropy. He grew up in Golden ... More >>
The goal of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty -- of fostering international peace and cooperation and "reducing human suffering" -- is laudable. Its methods, which basically consist of asking countries to monitor gun exports so they don't wind up in the hands of terrorists and other malevolent actors, ar ... More >>
In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>
With the school year underway and Mike Miles' graphically detailed list of all the ways that DISD fails, it's been easy to forget about communication chief Jennifer Sprague's short resume, outlandish salary, and her cringe-worthy performance at her first board meeting this summer. But lest you forg ... More >>
Today 7-Eleven begins a tryst into pre-election voting by offering customers an opportunity to show support for their preferred presidential candidate by choosing a blue coffee cup for President Barack Obama or red for Mitt Romney. Undecided voters, or those who don't want to endure the wrath of a ... More >>
â€‹While not everyone thinks it's a tremendously creative idea, Stone Brewing Co. this year has introduced a program called "Odd Beers For Odd Years," in which the recipes for Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine and Stone Imperial Russian Stout are tweaked. This year, the brewery is adding the Belgian ye ... More >>
Oooooh, can't wait: We're about 15 minutes away from the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet "Future of Journalism" hearing, where, as we noted yesterday, Dallas Morning News publisher and CEO Jim Moroney will testify alongside The Wire creator David Simon and Arianna ... More >>
Bob Schieffer signs his latest
Harold Simmons, a vision in white Lots of Harold Simmons mentions in the news today; it started last night, actually and one can't imagine why, judging from the ad after the jump, which links Barack Obama with former Weather Underground-er William Ayers, a subject discussed and more or less dismisse ... More >>
Daniel Rodrigue Ray Hunt The New York Times today reveals that earlier this week, Harold W. Geisel, Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State, sent several lawmakers a missive in which Geisel revealed his office is investigating just how Dallas's Ray Hunt and Hunt Oil Company scored ... More >>
George Soros T. Boone Pickens, out to sell his plan that would ween the U.S. and A. off foreign oil, gave an interview to The Washington Post this morning, in which the Dallas billionaire addresses his decision not to swift boat a presidential candidate this year. This, eight months after he backed ... More >>
HillaryClinton.com Hillary Clinton's campaign feels very good about carrying the DFW tomorrow -- says so in today's New York Times, right below a picture of Barack Obama campaign workers holding "Obama for President" signs. As in: Michael Trujillo, director of Mrs. Clintonâ€™s Texas field offices, ... More >>
T. Boone Pickens, who also proved in '07 that charity begins in the home T. Boone Pickens may not have weasled out of his million-dollar dare with John Kerry, but that doesn't mean the Swift-Boating Dallas oilman doesn't share the wealth with others. Indeed, just today Pickens shows up at the No. 8 ... More >>
Last week, Dallas oilman T. Boone Pickens was in Washington, serving as chairman of a 40th anniversary shindig for The American Spectator. On November 6, Pickens apparently said he'd give $1 million to anyone who could disprove a single one of the allegations made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Trut ... More >>
Just got back from a Tom Leppert press conference calling on Ed Oakley to clean up his act. No shit, Ed! The Ed Oakley for Mayor campaign has turned into the runaway Steam Engine of Sleaze in the last few days. His grimy team are stoking sleaze into the firebox just as fast as they can shovel, with ... More >>
Till, oh, two weeks ago folks living in Precinct 1117 had no idea they were supposed to vote at F.P. Caillet Elementary--where I went to school! Wee. Really, God bless the Democratic Party. Even when they do their best, it ends up shooting 'em right in the ass, then they spend forever pulling lead ... More >>
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