The pressure to spit out news stories as fast as they happen, a disinclination to provide linkages that might look too subjective, a simple failure in our own ability to see: for whatever reason, we in the news business seldom show you how the stories we present to you are tied together. And yet, be ... More >>
Love of children, compassion for children, the instincts that propel us to shelter and nurture our young: These are profound and innate. But that doesn't mean they can't be tricky. Back in the '90s I was on the board of directors of Head Start of Greater Dallas. Briefly. African-American leaders ca ... More >>
If DISD's Mike Miles has a plan for that, then let's give him a chance.
Somewhere somehow we just got on the wrong track, folks. All these issues like the public schools, crime, unemployment: We're still trying to rearrange the furniture when the house is already on fire. For example, as I said here yesterday, that bright shiny new superintendent of schools we just hir ... More >>
Here's hoping golfers take their eyes off the ball and see southern Dallas' desperation.
LIFT raises money for literacy
Women of Words take on Suicides
For Quinn Eaker, a son of the radical "unschooling" movement, school's out forever
In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel
Our critics weigh in on local theater
To the Republican National Committee and DMN Web Logs
This mouse has more than cheese
A resonant children's classic from E.B. White becomes a dismayingly dissonant movie
Crippled children are the latest fund-raising ticket for a controversial Palestinian foundation
From a tiny food counter in South Dallas, Delvin Gray struggles to change the world