Welcome to the Winter Storm Cleon live blog, where will be constantly updating you about a storm that is potentially the apocalypse, another damp squib, or somewhere in between the two. As you are no doubt aware, the Weather Channel's harbinger of sky death, Jim Cantore, is on the ground in Dallas. ... More >>
When a tiny hippie co-op refused to clean up its yard, the city of Arlington came down hard -- and brought the SWAT team with it.
Mulligan Mint is sort of like the companies that hawk gold coins through Sunday newspaper supplements and daytime cable TV, in that the money it produces isn't legal tender, but the similarities end there. While the other companies play on the misty-eyed patriotism of octogenarians who still scour t ... More >>
Denton, despite the best efforts of the UNT student body and its lefty professors, has managed to hold on to the attributes of your typical small Texas city. A lot of people there still enjoy pickups, which they drive to high school football games while listening to country music and eating barbecue ... More >>
Not long ago, there was some discussion of whether Anson Chi, at that point the otherwise undistinguished author of a remarkably terrible novel (Yellow on the Outside Shame on the Inside: Asian Culture Revealed) really merited his own Wikipedia page. But then, in June 2012, he tried to blow up a nat ... More >>
You didn't seriously expect Ron Paul to disappear into a quiet, uneventful retirement, did you? If you did, you probably weren't watching as over a couple of decades in Congress and a pair of long-shot presidential runs, Paul became the outspoken face of unapologetic libertarianism, and you probably ... More >>
Ron Paul's final speech in Congress, delivered on the eve of his November retirement from the House, was a libertarian call to arms. The American public has sunk into unconscionable complacency, he said, and allowed themselves to be entranced by material progress while their hard-won liberties were ... More >>
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, who returned to Congress to represent his suburban Houston district last week after a 16-year absence, wasted no time courting controversy when he publicly called for John Boehner to be removed as House speaker. He's made his second foray into the headlines with a call to r ... More >>
A few weeks back we told you about John Jay Myers, the Free Man-owning, big government-distrusting Libertarian candidate for Senate, who believes he's being unfairly excluded from a Belo debate that will feature his two major-party competitors. After a small protest in front of WFAA's Young Street h ... More >>
Earlier this week we told you about John Jay Myers, the Libertarian Senate candidate who believes he'll be unfairly excluded from WFAA's planned October 2 debate. He promised to bring protesters to the station's headquarters on Young Street, which he did today around 11. When we got there, there ... More >>
See also: Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul, shit hits fan Texas singer Kelly Clarkson has penned the new Dallas Cowboys anthem, "Get Up (A Cowboys Anthem)," in conjunction with Pepsi. It's, uh, caffeinated. And as far as "anthems" go, I suppose it's serviceable enough, but interchangeable with hal ... More >>
In the spirit of a Republican primary season marked by gleeful kneecapping, Grant Stinchfield, a former NBC 5 investigative reporter running for Congress, has discovered that his opponent, incumbent Kenny Marchant, claimed some endorsements from politicos who aren't actually behind him in the race f ... 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 >>
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 >>
Last night, Texas' own Kelly Clarkson did something Americans do: She casually endorsed a candidate for President on her Twitter account. That person was fellow Texan Ron Paul. Cue Twitstorm. Today she clarified her stance, sort of: "I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was ... More >>
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 >>
Guitarist and songwriter Jimmie Vaughan was born and raised in Dallas. In the early 1960's, Jimmie, along with his brother, Stevie Ray, helped usher in one of the best eras of music in North Texas. Although their father introduced the Vaughan brothers to country music, the two would soon find in ... More >>
If you missed last night's CNN Western Republican debate in Nevada, the clip above is the best example of why the GOP is seriously screwed no matter who they choose. The two supposed front-runners -- Mitt Romney and Rick Perry -- acted like a couple of high schoolers, barking and interrupting each ... More >>
There's a HuffPo piece this morning about how the pepper-spray-flavored Occupy Wall Street protests moved to the West Coast yesterday -- San Francisco, specifically, and the Bank of America building in the Financial District. Next Thursday, though, they hit a little closer to home. Without Radioh ... More >>
Honk if you find politically motivated honking sort of annoying.Driving home last night, I saw a few lonely sign wavers on the north side of Northwest Highway. "Bring our troops home now," the signs urged, and I thought: Hey. That's nice. A totally depoliticized protest of our country's ongoi ... More >>
In the little towns outside of Dallas, publisher and aspiring politician Joey Dauben is on a crusade to expose abuses of power, civic mischief and -- most of all -- himself.
Photos by Sam MertenCarol ReedPolitical consultant Carol Reed answered questions about the battle for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Dallas mayor's race, the 2012 Republican presidential primary and an assortment of local and state issues last night at a meet ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenClay JenkinsWhat a Week For the New County Judge Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been pummeled in the media and political circles for playing Scottie Pippen to Commissioner John Wiley Price's Michael Jordan in the game to push out Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet ... More >>
Tip: Don't create a Facebook fan page unless you're pretty sure you have fans. Apparently, Cooks Source magazine was all, "Let's create a Facebook fan page!" And now, they seem to be finding out that people like making fun of them waaay more than they like the magazine. We particularly liked ... More >>
Bryan Burrough was in town earlier this week to sell a few copies of his must-read tome The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Been looking forward to the book ever since September, matter of fact, when Vanity Fair excerpted a chapter that made mention of H.L. Hunt stro ... More >>
On Wednesday, the same day it was reported that H. Ross Perot lost a bundle in a real-estate assets hedge fund now absent its assets and funds, Stephen J. Dubner put out the call: Who's got questions for Ross Perot? The co-author of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Every ... More >>
Is George W. Bush a conservative? Author Bruce Bartlett doesn't think so,
and saying that cost him his job.
Ross Perot inspired his Reform Party followers to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. They did.