Saudi Arabia

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    One of Texas' Biggest Power Generators Just Admitted Deregulation Is a Colossal Failure

    A bigwig at NRG, Texas' second-most prolific electricity generator, took to the editorial page of the Houston Chronicle the other day, and the result was remarkable -- a tacit admission from one of the sector's biggest players that deregulation simply does not work. As we noted recently, Texas' pow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert: Beware of Islamic Terrorists "Trained to Act Hispanic"

    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert is once again contributing to the public discourse, drawing connections between the attack during the Boston Marathon and immigration reform. On CSPAN's Washington Journal today, Gohmert, a Republican from East Texas, expressed concern over ethnicity-shifting terrorists aimin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Protesters Are in the East Texas Trees Again to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

    As of around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, two Keystone XL pipeline protesters were perched atop platforms strung through the trees in East Texas, aiming to block construction of what may soon become the longest pipeline in the Western Hemisphere. The controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which could be ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    There Will Be Tar Sand

    Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?

  • News

    July 12, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    How greedy speculators bought politicians and drove up the price of oil.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Fracking Boom a Ponzi-Inflated Bubble About To Pop? Rolling Stone Sure Thinks So.

    Is the United States the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas?" as President Barack Obama has said. Or has the energy industry used fuzzy math to hype its estimated reserves to entice buyouts and Wall Street investment? Tough to say for sure, but last month the U.S. Energy Information Administration scaled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Why Smashburger Sucks More Than It Has To

    Gratuitous macro depicting maximum crustiness.​Late last year, Forbes named Smashburger America's most promising company. The article describes an American population as burger-obsessed and compares the Denver-based smashers to other chains, including Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Jack in the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    If You Want to Run For Dallas ISD Board, And Want a PAC's Backing, Fill Out This Essay Test

    ​On May 12 of next year three Dallas Independent School District trustee spots will come up for grabs -- those presently held by Bernadette Nutall, Bruce Parrott and Edwin Flores. (And, depending on which rumors you choose to believe about possible doings on the Dallas County Commissioners Court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Can Mormons Be Trusted? A Shallow Guide to Managing Your Most Ill-Informed Fears.

    Mitt Romney CampaignConcerns have been raised over Mormonism's decision to move to Cleveland. Because, you know, it's Cleveland.​Last month evangelical leaders gathered in D.C. for the Values Voter Summit, where disciples of the Pissed-Off Jesus harrumphed and yammered about how much America sucke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    Mayor Dwaine, Meet President Goodluck

    Via.Goodluck Jonathan​One week from today, Goodluck Jonathan -- who won election last month after receiving more than 60 percent of the vote during mostly peaceful elections -- will be sworn in as president of Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa. Analysts are mixed on what Jonathan's pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Why Mohamed Elhassan, the Dallas Imam Who Played Defense Attorney in Quran-Torching Church, Says He "Admires" Terry Jones

    Mohamed Elhassan, a Sufi imam and business owner here in Dallas, lost his case for the Koran last month in Terry Jones' Florida church.When Florida pastor Terry Jones finally made good on the threat he'd been toying with in the press for months, to burn a Quran in his church, it set off days of dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Saudi Man Living in West Texas Arrested For "Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction"

    ​Moments ago, the Department of Justice announced that an investigation by the FBI's Dallas Joint Terrorism Task Force has led to the arrest of 20-year-old Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was born in Saudi Arabia but came to the United States in 2008 on a student visa so he could attend South Plains C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Saudi Prince Might Want All of Liverpool FC. Not Sure How Tom Hicks Feels About That.

    George Gillett and Tom Hicks, who may have to cut that ball in half​On Tuesday, Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels said that, well, it is possible that Tom Hicks could maintain a majority interest in the Texas Rangers, despite his efforts to sell the club since April. But how, with all that debt here and ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    The Caretaker

    One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    SMU's Bullock Has Gas (and Oil, Etc.)

    Maguire Energy Institute director Bruce Bullock The first person quoted in today's Los Angeles Times story about the weekend oil summit in Saudi Arabia is Bruce Bullock, director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU. Says Bullock of the slight rise in oil output and slight dip in gas prices: Enh. ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2008

    American Girls

    Crossing between American and Egyptian cultures, he Said girls made one deadly misstep: They fell in love

  • Film

    April 17, 2008
  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Sunset on Sundance

    At this year's fest, there were some curveballs and at least one knucklehead

  • Home Entertainment

    January 3, 2008
  • Film

    September 27, 2007

    Shooting Blanks

    Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    The Pentecostal Circus

    El Greco, "Descent of the Holy Spirit" He called himself Apostle. And many a Sunday morning was punctuated with the skronk-skronk of a saxophone as he blew his rendition of "Amazing Grace." He was a young man, and he'd recently gotten out of prison, where he had some kind of conversion. We were yo ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2007


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    March 1, 2007
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    December 21, 2006

    Secret Justice

    Authorities allege Richard Chichakli was accountant to an illegal arms deal. Prove it, he says.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    The Wright Man

    Lawrence Wright returned last night to his hometown, which he wrote about in 1988's In the New World. Last night at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, writer Lawrence Wright made a return to his hometown to take part in the Friends of the Library's "Evening at the Library" fundraiser, during whic ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2006


    Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Coal Fired Up!

    In the new issue of Time there's a bonus section called "Inside Business," and inside that is a story called "Is Coal Golden?" If you ask Mike McCall, head of wholesale operations at TXU, and Governor Rick Perry, the answer, of course, is absolutely. If you ask Mayor Laura Miller and the 17 other Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    House of Saud and Fog

    Dallas oilman Jim Oberwetter, U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been keeping a low profile; a Lexis-Nexis search of U.S. newspapers and wire services for the last 90 days shows little mention of him. "That's probably a good thing," says Rachel Bronson, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Rela ... More >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Killing Time

    In the profound Jarhead, a soldier can be his own worst enemy

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Actor

    Halim Jabbour

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004

    Dolma Days

    Mediterranean Festival has more than hummus and grape leaves

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Don't Mean a Thing

    As it turns out, Burleson does have that swing

  • News

    February 12, 2004


    Awash in oil, the Spanish victims of a tanker disaster seek justice from a Texas company

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    In the Drink

    My Martini drips wine on the parched prairie

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Segregation Forever

    How Dallas got what it wanted

  • Culture

    April 17, 2003

    The Gulf Between

    When these soldiers became writers, the pen turned into a very mighty weapon

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    My God Is Better Than Yours

    Letters from November 28, 2002

  • News

    November 14, 2002


    In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Terrorist's Cookbook

    A manual tells terrorist recruits how--and why--they should wage unholy war

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Dr. Cop

    John Mullen is a modern-day action hero straight out of television, a full-time emergency room physician who fights crime and solves murders on the side

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    The Lost Girl

    Haifa Bale has spent three years trying to get her daughter back from an abusive ex-husband. Not even the Queen of Jordan can make it happen.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.

  • 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

  • Dining

    March 28, 1996

    Adventures in dining

    Sahara provides a welcome oasis in Dallas' dining desert

  • News

    October 5, 1995


    In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.

  • News

    March 2, 1995