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 >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
The latest New York magazine goes all-in on the Bush family, assessing the political hopes of Jeb before finally deciding that it's actually George P., Jeb's half-Mexican son and a rising star in Texas politics, who has the highest political ceiling. "George P.'s future in Texas in unlimited," says ... More >>
Wait a minute. Forgive me, but I must misuse and abuse a bit of Dylan Thomas here to suggest we should not let Rick Perry go quite so gentle into that good night. I'm reading a lot of crap about how he bombed in his presidential campaign because he was "ill-prepared" and committed gaffes. It's way ... More >>
Even Rick Perry doesn't hate science all the time. His uneasy relationship with evolution and global warming notwithstanding, the Man Beneath the Hair understands that sometimes all that brainy shit with the white coats and clipboards can actually benefit him. And that's exactly what happened in ... More >>
Office of the GovernorGrover Norquist speaks on Tuesday at Manda Machine, along with Rick Perry. It's also nice to see The News's Gromer Jeffers doesn't let boring press conferences keep him from getting his Mardi Gras on.As mentioned below, Gov. Rick Perry was in town yesterday -- at Manda Machi ... More >>
Broden for CongressBroden with Karl Rove at the World Affairs Council in MarchSmall wonder the Stephen Broden camp is gnashing its teeth over the Brad Watson violent-overthrow interview. Just before Channel 8 ran the interview in which congressional candidate Broden said violent uprising is "on t ... More >>
Hey, Don Hill, how many weekdays left till your trial starts, anyway?And the press releases keep coming from the Don Hill camp: Only a few days after inviting us to a Sunday-eve prayer vigil for Don Hill and Sheila Farrington in advance of Monday's start date in the City Hall corruption case, Ken Ca ... More >>
A decade ago, I interviewed Kevin Sullivan on his last day as the Dallas Mavericks' vice president of communications, a job he'd held for 18 years -- since the team's inception in 1980. It seemed like a good idea to do another exit interview today, because Sullivan, pictured above with President Bus ... More >>
Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?
What's the real difference between Oakley and Leppert? No, seriously, please tell us.
With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks
With a gun in one hand and a crossbow in the other, we warm to the dream of a Nuge '08 ticket
UNT journalism professor Jim Mueller's new book deals with the days when Dubya was an owner of the Texas Rangers--ya 'member, the good ol' days. Jim Mueller, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Texas, recently found out how you wake up a classroom of 300 sleepy students: ... More >>
This guy used to work for the Dallas Mavericks. Now he works for President Bush. Hunh. File this under Holy Crap, You Cannot Be Serious: Yesterday, President Bush appointed Kevin Sullivan as White House communications director, after Sullivan spent a year as an assistant secretary of communications ... More >>
American Dreamz's nation
of idiots lands a little close
Famine, pestilence, war, death--at Dallas Theological Seminary, the Apocalypse is the horse to bet on
Why doesn't anyone go to the West End?
Say what you want about Marvin Olasky, the oddball UT professor and controversial architect of Bush's "compassionate conservatism." He practices what he preaches.
Until his overthrow, Bill Price led the Texas anti-abortion movement for 17 years. Was it politics, ego, or something worse that did him in?
A Bush victory in November could mean big bucks for small Dallas entrepreneurs