Shortly after former Senator Rick Santorum took the reins as CEO of Dallas' EchoLight Studios, he began pimping "The Christmas Candle," a holiday parable about the residents of a quaint English village protecting traditional values (a miracle-producing candle) against the forces of modernity (electr ... More >>
When EchoLight Studios launched a couple of years ago, it registered as a minor blip in Christian media while being roundly ignored by the mainstream press. Things were different a year later when, relatively fresh off his failed 2012 presidential run, former Senator Rick Santorum announced that he ... More >>
There's something fundamentally troubling about seeing a judge on the campaign trail. Take Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, for no other reason than that he has waded into the debate. He knows the system and has successfully held onto his place on the state's highest bench. Voters, assuming ... More >>
Meet Linda Harvey, a talk radio host on a Christian station in Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she's the founder and main opinion-spewer behind Mission: America, which promotes itself as "Christian commentary on the culture." Harvey is deeply concerned with pressing social issues like "paganism" ( ... More >>
If you're tired of seeing Rev. Robert Jeffress' elfin little face at every turn, it might be best to avoid the highway for awhile. The pastor, along with one of his most charming quotes -- "What they [homosexuals] do is filthy" -- will be appearing on a billboard along a highway in Austin beginning ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
First Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress has made his predictable entree into the newly opened front of the culture war centered on Chick-fil-a. "The liberals have gone into a frenzy," said Jeffress, according to the Christian Post (via DMN). "Their first response was to try to stop the expansion of bu ... More >>
With the race for the 33rd Congressional District by all accounts a two-man race that is growing pettier by the day, it's easy to forget that nine other Democrats are jostling for third place in the May 29 primary. Unless, of course, you happen to glance up from the bumper in front of you to see Dav ... More >>
If you happened to stumble upstairs at the Londoner last night, you might have wondered just what the hell was going on. Why were so many of these men wearing suits to the bar? Is that a sweater vest in the corner? Everyone's throwing the word "santorum" around with such enthusiasm -- have we stumbl ... More >>
Like I said yesterday, Rick Santorum's in town today raising money for his campaign. This morning it was coffee at a country club -- Royal Oaks, to be specific, on Greenville Ave., where cups were filled for $1,000 a pop, $2,500 if you were among the "hosts." Then it's off to Westlake and a visit ... More >>
Says here Rick Santorum's coming back to town tomorrow for a fundraiser on behalf of his Red, White and Blue Fund super PAC, which declined to nail down the Dallas date; it also doesn't appear on his official campaign schedule, and his campaign folks haven't responded to our queries either. But a ... More >>
In honor of Evan Dando and his band The Lemonheads being at the Prophet Bar tonight, I thought I might share with the readers of DC9 some of the pitfalls of being a music writer. Sure, there are tons of positives: free shows and CDs and access to cool people (some of whom you may actually admire). B ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
And why the love for UT?
Known as the bellowing frontman for alternative metal band Staind, Aaron Lewis shocked many when he released the Town Line EP earlier this year. Not only did it feature Lewis singing a collection of country-influenced songs, but the singer was insistent the project was not a one-shot endeavor. F ... More >>
After months of suspense, and after the other Republican hopefuls hired staff, began campaigning and participated in seven debates, Sarah Palin finally announced last week she wouldn't be running for president after all. Upon hearing the news, Michelle McCormick and a few of her friends did what ... More >>
Sam MertenTom LeppertMayor Tom Leppert hasn't formally announced his candidacy for Kay Bailey Hutchison's gig just yet, but he hired Republican fund-raiser Shelly Carson last year as his finance director and paid her nearly $75,000, according to campaign finance reports. Carson has yet to ret ... More >>
Laura Reed Martin, who manages the Issues and Crisis Division at The Reeds, PRC.As we told you at the end of Monday's item about Mayor Tom Leppert's new Web site, consultant Laura Reed Martin was supposed to get back with us about the decision to hire Washington, D.C.-based Stan Olshefski to ... More >>
On Tuesday, we opined that Mayor Tom Leppert's U.S. Senate campaign was moving full steam ahead regardless of whether Kay Bailey Hutchison resigns before her term expires at the end of 2012. Why? The donations to his mayoral campaign completely dried up in the last half of 2009; his annual fu ... More >>
See Lincolnesque in Fort Worth
See dead people at Richardson Theatre Centre
At the beginning of the year, The National Journal's blog, The Hotline, asked the question: "Ever Heard of the Legacy?" It sounded like a terribly general query, but it was a very specific reference to a gathering that took place in Washington, D.C., in late January, during which "140 of the nation' ... More >>