New York Times media writer David Carr, who's almost always right about everything, has a piece in today's paper about sponsored (paid-for) journalism, in which he singles out The Texas Tribune in Austin for having avoided the obvious pitfalls. I'm not too sure about that. Carr kicks off his piece ... More >>
Welcome to the land of the free. While we decide whether we feel like deporting you, we've got a cold dank cell that'll suit you just fine.
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst unveiled his interim charges to the Senate Committee on State Affairs Friday, and they are, to say the least, pretty ambitious. They read like red meat for the paranoid-hacker constituency at times, but they also include the bones of some common-sense privacy prote ... More >>
Four months ago, Ladar Levison was just another dude running a small business and really enjoying beach volleyball. Then, in May, the FBI left a business card on his doorstep. He, and eventually the rest of the world, would soon find out why. Levison, an SMU grad, runs Lavabit LLC, a small email se ... More >>
This is a conservative town, generally speaking, would you not agree? Dallas may even be a bastion of belief in the private sector and the rights of the individual not to mention skepticism of government. So I wonder how Dallas will react to the story of its own citizen, Ladar Levison. As Eric repo ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
When the City Council voted in January to supply the Dallas Police Department with license plate scanners that automatically check vehicles against a law enforcement database, the decision was nearly unanimous. Most council members viewed it as a useful crime-fighting tool and little more. Only Ange ... More >>
He claims to have invented e-mail. He holds a world skydiving record. But his current invention promises to top them all
Cheney shoots, Buzz scores
Ang Lee's Hulk will eat up summer cash, but it's still an uneasy mix of brains and brawn
Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going
Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott have a political agenda: It's called box office
The CIA should open its files on slain Guatemalan guerrilla Everardo