Ralph Nader

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Gutterth Announces Plans To Release Third Free Compilation Double-Disc in Conjunction With 35 Conferette Showcase on March 10

    ​There are a few reasons why the folks behind Gutterth Productions are perennial nominees in the Best Music Advocate(s) category of our annual Dallas Observer Music Awards -- the shows they put on, the records they put out, their general fandom of all things local music.But, surely, this too comes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    How Dumb Do Governor Rick Perry and the Lege Think We Are? Well, We Elected Them.

    ​Oh, now it starts. Faced with a state budget deficit somewhere between $15 billion and $27 billion, Governor Rick Perry says the most important thing for the Legislature to do now is ban "sanctuary cities." Those are cities where the cops don't ask people about their immigration status, bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Election Night Parties...At A Price

    Dianna Wray Your waitstaff for election night tapas at the Hotel St. Germain. Journalists not forced to spend eight hours pontificating on live TV news broadcasts still face a daunting election night. By the time I arrived at the McKinney Avenue Tavern to attend the first of three grueling events, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Airline Execs Now Have Common Enemy: Goddamned Oil Speculators!

    So, from the looks of a letter that arrived in my in-box last night, most of the airlines' woes come from but a single source: oil speculators. At least, that's what American Airlines' Gerard Arpey and Southwest Airlines' Gary Kelly -- and nine of their fellow CEOs and presidents -- insist in a miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Shawn Williams Is, As Always, Good For Listening on National Public Radio

    Last night I took a shower with Shawn Williams of Dallas South -- no, wait, that did not come out right. Let me rephrase: Last night at 9, KERA-FM (90.1) got around to airing Wednesday's episode of National Public Radio's News & Notes, during which Williams joined host Farai Chideya and other blogge ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Kiss Me, Katie

    Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Well, Wouldya Lookit Who Wants a Vote on the Trinity River Toll Road

    Of all the campaign literature piling up on our mail table at home, the most surprising piece came in a couple days ago from TrinityVote, the folks who want a referendum next fall to take the proposed toll road out of the river park downtown. It wasn’t the top but the bottom that got me. By now, ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006
  • News

    October 13, 2005

    The Other Farmers Market

    Local marijuana growers cash inon well-heeled tokers' love of fine weed

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    Rodent Tales

    It's man vs. squirrel

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    More Bushwhacking

    Plus: Attack and Counterattack; Who Ya Callin Geek?

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Rock On, Denton

    A report from the first-ever WakeUp '04 festival

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Amateur Hour

    Congressional candidate Mike Murphy feels the strong arm of the GOP

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    In the Drink

    My Martini drips wine on the parched prairie

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Just Get Married!

    Bells will be ringing as a new pro-marriage, anti-poverty plan takes root in Texas

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    It Doesn't

    Not for a cyber-griper who won a legal victory against his corporate nemesis

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Get on the Bus

    For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    God Bless Dubya

    Plus: Laura-blanca, Color Coded

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Dog Bites Belo

    How many lawyers does it take to make a media company a punch line?

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Blonde Ambition

    Princess Superstar could be the first white-girl rapper to break through to the mainstream

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    The Next Breast Thing

    Build a better fake boob, and women will beat a path to your door, along with the occasional lawsuit

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Did It Themselves

    To Daniel Sinker and those who live on Punk Planet, punk is more than a musical genre

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A flood of inaugural party invites hits our mailbox

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    The Party Party

    Why young, degenerate, cocksure Republicans love drugs, guns, and Bush

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Rainer Maria

    Waiting to hear punk rock get good again

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    A Clean, Close Shave

    Here's a debate worth watching

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    A good theory

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Good Vibrations

    Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    This Sand is Your Sand

    On the Texas coast, the only thing eroding faster than the sand is the states Open Beaches Act

  • News

    March 30, 2000


    Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2000

    Not easy being Green

    Ralph Nader's running for real this time

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Bully Pulpit

    Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Ignorance is bliss

    Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    Down-home Drudge

    Harvey Kronberg, the Avis of Austin political reporters, tries harder with Web gossip

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Chemical Warrior

    When Phyllis Glazer learned a chemical plant was making her East Texas neighbors sick, the wealthy Dallas homemaker could have cut and run. Instead, she chose to stay, fight, and win.

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Toxic Justice

    Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • Culture

    December 11, 1997

    Holiday shopper's guide to hell

    Undermain Theatre's A Por Quinley Christmas is a hilarious rant against commercialism

  • Calendar

    October 24, 1996
  • Calendar

    August 15, 1996
  • Calendar

    July 11, 1996
  • News

    August 10, 1995

    The mouse that roared

    How telecommunications deregulation will help Disney--and other media giants--rule the world

  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Dumb and dumber

    The Nation of Nitwits rolls along with the Republican Revolution

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Pickup Games

    How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes