Military and Defense Policy

  • Film

    April 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Texas National Guard Will Now Give Benefits to Same Sex Couples Under "New Procedure" That May Not Exist

    For the past few months, the Texas National Guard and the Department of Defense have been in a public brawl over gay rights. And last week, it appeared that the Defense Department, along with gay couples, emerged as the clear victor. Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia are now complying with the DOD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Texas National Guard Still Denying Marriage Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

    If a same-sex marriage happens outside of Texas, but no law in Texas was there to recognize it, did the marriage ever even happen? Earlier this year, a state senator asked Attorney General Greg Abbott to weigh in on the question in light of all the same-sex couples employed by municipal government ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Will the Trigger Happy Drive the Post-Newtown Gun Debate?

    Sometimes it feels like we grab the gun issue by the tail instead of the head. It's always about ultimate constitutional rights and last-ditch defense measures. But the real face of the gun question isn't some kind of semi-reluctant insistence on a necessary evil. It's sheer joy. The real issue is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Indiana's Gov Won't Run for President? Too Bad. He Could've Saved Dallas From Dallas.

    Mitchell Daniels​New York Times columnist David Brooks, who usually writes from a perspective anyone outside of Texas would consider conservative, has a fascinating column today about Indiana Gov. Mitchell Daniels and why Brooks thinks he should run for president. It's a catalog of small miracles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Resource Center Dallas Happy, For the Most Part, With "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Report

    U.S. Navy Petty Officer Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleyRobert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at today's press conference​The Department of Defense today released its 247-page Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of ... More >>

  • Film

    March 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    In Grapevine Today, Robert Gates Addressed "The Grim Reality of War"

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addressed the Military Child Education Coalition’s annual conference today, held in the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center’s enormous ballroom. Speaking to the fact that three out of five service members deployed in Iraq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Ab-NORML-y Good Music? Well, Maybe. For Once.

    High on music, man. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but not long after we totally harshed on DFW NORML’s mellow about the terrible bands that perform at the organization’s events, they announced a party with music that approaches tolerability. Well, at least it’s not rap-rock. Reform-minded f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Is This an Aggie Joke?

    Here's your new Secretary of Defense, Texas A&M president Robert Gates. Gig 'em. You might wanna turn on your TV right now: President George W. Bush is yelling at reporters, to whom he just said Donald Rumsfeld is out as Secretary of Defense. In is Robert Gates, former National Security Council and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    WFAA: ABC's Guinea Pig

    In a move announced with little fanfare, on May 1 Belo Corp.-owned WFAA-Channel 8 became one of five ABC affiliates to offer a link to the mothership that makes available free videos of some of the network's bigger hits. It's part of ABC's attempt to drive traffic to its own Web site, and it's using ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2006

    Tom and Hank: BFF

    I know Ray Hunt and Tom Hicks gots some, ya know, pull, so why am I nonetheless surprised by the company they keep? Seriously, imagine a board meeting with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger and Hicks; do they talk U.S. defense policy and international security or Texas Rangers trades? There's a g ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Blood Business

    Why We Fight probes America's passion for war

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2004

    Relax, Tubby

    Exercise sucks. Let's try hypnosis.

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Better Safe

    Crop dusters contend with a slew of post-attack regulations

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    New Model Army

    Can the big-brain boys of the defense community change the way America fights?

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From Russia, with bugs

    Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Unraveling a mystery

    Dallas-based researchers at last win some respect for their work on Gulf War Syndrome

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    The war over Gulf War Syndrome

    Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans

  • News

    January 11, 1996

    A pox on 1995!

    Next year will be better

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Blah, blah

    Hypercritical politics deliver nowhere politicians