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  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Rick Santorum's New Christmas Movie is Officially a Flop

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    The Dallas Observer Has New Owners; Village Voice Media, Backpage Split

    The longtime owners of the Dallas Observer have sold the paper and its 12 Village Voice Media sister publications to a group of VVM executives, creating a new holding company and cutting ties with, the controversial classified advertising company. So: We have new owners, but the same o ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    College Football's Fleecing of American Universities

    How insiders use the bowl system to loot the colleges that support it.

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.

  • News

    September 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Lion-Serving Restaurateur is King of the Bungle

    What kind of fool offers to serve Americans lion burgers? Bet he resembles this extinct species.​Food lovers, many of whom aren't inclined to get worked up about disallowed goals, have saved their World Cup-related outrage for an act of culinary one-upmanship that unfolded last week in Arizona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    LeBron James Gives Cleveland an Edge. Dallas, Your Move.

    ‚ÄčIn an interview -- strangely enough -- with CNN suspendered-geezer Larry King, the most coveted free agent in the history of sports is alluding to a hometown advantage. And while LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers have an edge, Dirk Nowitzki's best friend in basketball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Super Bowl Trip Ends in Shooting for Two Dallas Firefighters

    KPHO-TV The scene from this morning's shooting in Arizona involving two Dallas firefighters. Phoenix media outlets are reporting that two Dallas firefighters -- 28-year-old Charles Whittaker and 34-year-old Reggie Cueington -- were shot early this morning, as they walked from a bar in Peoria, Arizo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    The Polemicist

    Moments ago on The Dallas Morning News' Web page, the paper's managing editor, George Rodrigue, posted a long criticism of my work in which he accuses me repeatedly of being a polemicist. According to my copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, that would make me a writer of controversial, agg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Bob Hayes is Resting in Peace, If Only You Could Find Him

    Almost one month ago, there appeared in the Florida Times-Union a story I've yet to hear or see commented upon locally: Bob Hayes, holder of more than 20 Dallas Cowboys records (including 71 career TDs and 20 yards per reception), is buried in an unmarked grave in his hometown of Jacksonville, Flori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Emmitt Finds New Cowboys QB

    You know, we thought Emmitt Smith being on Dancing with the Stars was gonna be humiliating. Wow, were we so wrong. I am sure there's other Dallas Cowboys news to discuss this a.m., though, for the life of me, I can't think of what that might be at present; something about Terrell Owens being awesom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006
  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Miracle Grow

    Plus: Shout Out of the Week...; Needless Things

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Snooze Alarm

    What will The Dallas Morning News look like when you wake up in 2010? If Editor Bob Mong has his way, it'll be the best damn paper the 'burbs will buy.

  • Culture

    May 7, 1998

    Horse sense

    Chuck Badone sets the morning line at Lone Star Park, but don't take his word for it