The board of Irving-based Boy Scouts of America won't discuss a possible end to its longstanding ban on gays until next week, but the news that it's up for discussion has been condemned as another step in the nation's march toward moral ruin.
The pronouncements, many of which have been chronicled b ... More >>
Yesterday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the U.S. military will drop its ban on women serving in combat.
For many, this was a long overdue, a commonsense step and an acknowledgment that women are fighting in combat in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and have been for more than a de ... More >>
So what was it -- really -- that got everybody so fired up about Bob Costas' timid little attempt at a gun control message on Sunday Night Football last Sunday? Was it less about gun violence than the intrusion of real life into the violent dreamscape of professional football?
In the first place, C ... More >>
Not long after the networks started calling Ohio for Obama last night, but before Karl Rove tried to convince himself that Cleveland and Cincinnati were going to miraculously turn the state red, Mark Davis, the local conservative talk-radio host and Morning News contributor, dispatched the Tweet you ... More >>
Man. I cannot believe it. Just got back in the house. Catching my breath. Had to wade into the crowd out there on the street. Major neighborhood squall.
We've been waiting 20 years for the city to patch our street. They have big crews out there now doing it -- and a bang-up job from what I h ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsLaura Leppert accepts an award for support of education, on behalf of her husband Tom Leppert, from Harmony Superintendent Soner Tarim.Harmony Public Schools, Texas' largest chain of charter schools, packed all but the uppermost tier of the Winspear last night for a celebrat ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThere wasn't much silence at all from the crowd at Franklin Stadium last night. Check out more photos here in our slide show.As Sam noted yesterday, the local Republican party shelled out three grand for a proper venue to accommodate the mammoth crowd they expected at the ... More >>
While President Obama drops by the Highland Park home of lawyer Russell Budd this evening to raise dough and break bread with local Dems, Republicans are rallying at Franklin Stadium next to Hillcrest High School to ... well, to do what?
"It's not just complaining about the Democrats," says ... More >>
Jayne PetersTell you what. I will agree to leave the Coppell mayor murder-suicide story alone and stop stirring the pot just as soon as everybody else does. But today I have yet another pot-stirring by somebody else to deal with.
Mark Davis, the conservative talk-show guy who writes op-ed pieces ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThe Tax Day Tea Partier's sophomore effort drew the largest crowd QuikTrip Park's ever hosted.Heading west on I-30 from downtown last night, you'd have passed two stretches of stalled traffic -- the first, along the access road just across the Trinity, made up of the grumbling masses ... More >>
Mikal Beth HugheyA liter a day keeps the doctor away. --Old German proverb (at least according to the Bavarian Grill's Stein Hour menu)Along with a handful of other local eateries, the Bavarian Grill in Plano is in the running for GermanDeli.com's designation as The Best German Restaurant in Amer ... More >>
Sam MertenWhy'd we run this picture of Kay Bailey standing next to Mayor Tom? No reason at all.Via Swing State Project, we find a link to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's interview with WBAP-AM's Mark Davis this morning, in which the senator said she'll officially launch her gubernatorial campaign ... More >>
As we mentioned last week, the Tea Parties are here, the Tea Parties are here! So those not prepared to protest with the likes of Mark Davis, "Dave-from-London" and "Lance Hurley as Patrick Henry" at the Dallas tea'd-off affair had best steer clear of City Hall starting at 4:30 p.m. And for those in ... More >>