U.S. Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, is not a subtle man. So when he announced that he would boycott a GOP fund-raising dinner because Senator Ted Cruz will be attending, it's not surprising he talked to BuzzFeed about it. "I don't think we should be acknowledging people who are vo ... More >>
It looks like the epitaph of Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's political aspirations are written in a Sunday morning interview on a Fox affiliate in St. Louis. The staunchly anti-abortion, GOP Senate candidate said women rarely get pregnant from rape, a misconception repeatedly disproved in medical research ... More >>
America's for-profit colleges offer education only a con man (or a congressman) could love.
Barbarians in the Ivory Tower
TBN NewsletterThe denizens of tony Southlake successfully defeated the fracking juggernaut, turning industry leaders like Chesapeake back at the city limit sign. Or maybe it was the low natural gas prices that did it. Tough to say, really. But what can they do when a derrick goes up a stone' ... More >>
Welcome To The Dull House
Rob Allynâ€‹Longtime observers of the local political landscape probably hear the name Rob Allyn and think of the Trinity River Corridor Project (Schutze insists it was Allyn who came up with those solar-powered water taxis), myriad mayoral campaigns, those Dubya ads attacking John McCain's environm ... More >>
During the 2007 mayoral campaign, former city council member Ed Oakley sent out mailers depicting himself and convicted felon Don Hill as Democrats and Tom Leppert and former Mayor Pro Tem Max Wells as Republicans. Oakley also accepted the endorsement of the Dallas County Democratic Party and printe ... More >>
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
â€‹Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *According to my very unscientific research conducted on this very blog over the last two years, the most sensitive, whiny, irrational folks on Earth are: 1. Ticket P1s; 2. Right-wing Republicans; ... More >>
Hal SamplesFamily reasons? Give us a break, Neerman. Geez, like we haven't heard that one before. On Tuesday, DMN'er Gromer Jeffers reported on one of the paper's 423 blogs (apparently they have one named after the Portland Trail Blazers) that Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman (a ... More >>
William ClaxtonStand-up comic Richard Lewis has made a career out of airing his neuroses during an act he began nearly 40 years ago. His routine isn't so much a series of jokes as it is a stream-of-consciousness rant that veers wildly from subject to subject as he recalls annoyances he has to get of ... More >>
There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care
Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?
Fans' racist comments made a victim of the Mavericks' anthem-dissing forward
Explaining an idiom to idiots
Mr. Gonz doesn't go to Washington
Plus: Attack and Counterattack; Who Ya Callin’ Geek?
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Why young, degenerate, cocksure Republicans love drugs, guns, and Bush
The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.
Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?
A Bush victory in November could mean big bucks for small Dallas entrepreneurs
In the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the biggest rule is survival of the fiercest