The Christian Science Monitor

  • News

    January 30, 2014

    The Politely Evil Empire

    How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.

  • Film

    November 7, 2013
  • Culture

    November 22, 2012

    The Life and Death of Dallas Theater Center's Jack Ruby, All-American Boy

    In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    American Airline Pilots' Slowdown Wins a Victory, Despite What You Read in the DMN

    Mitchell Schnurman is a really good business reporter. The Dallas Morning News scored a major coup recently when it hired him away from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He's an ace, the author of serial scoops on airline industry management. But as we see again in today's paper, Schnurman is strangel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Mitt Romney Moves Left With Education Plan. That'll Never Last.

    Oh, man, and me a total Obamatoid! Am I going to have to vote for Mitt Romney? But he's already way to the left of Obama on education and batting 1.000 on one of my favorite themes, the need to integrate schools by class, not race. For years there has been persuasive research out there arguing that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    If Ron Kirk Were NBA Commissioner ...

    ​At this very moment, President Obama's chief of staff, William Daley, is looking for someone to replace Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who Obama tapped on March 9 to become the next ambassador to China. An afternoon Wall Street Journal item reminds: "Ron Kirk, the U.S. trade representative, is wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    What Makes Iguana Meat Worth Smuggling?

    www.jagendorf.comTastes just like...yeah, you guessed it.​The attempted iguana meat caper that unfolded yesterday at the Laredo border posed a pressing question for food enthusiasts: Just what did those confiscated iguana tamales taste like? U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seized 58 pounds of ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.27.09

    "The enemy is not so much ethnic food, but food of poor quality. A bad Tuscan trattoria does more damage than a kebab shop." (Roberto Burdese, president of Slow Food, responding to the Italian town of Lucca--near Florence--and its effort to ban anything but native restaurants within city limits. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Dead Men Writing

    Say it ain't so. It's so, ain't it? Picked up my Dallas Morning News this morning – Went into the driveway and physically picked it up. I’m a dinosaur, ridicule away. – pulled out SportsDay and had a bright idea. For Halloween I will dress as a newspaper. Nothing scarier. When I st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Wednesday Morning Wake and Bake

    15 UNT football players found a unique way to show school spirit. The first sip: As Richie pointed out yesterday, somehow Todd Dodge’s job is safe as UNT football coach despite an 0-8 start and a defense that ranks dead last in the nation in points allowed per game. Perhaps the team’s struggles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Pull In to the Motorcycle Ministry

    Only a few months after The Dallas Morning News ran its piece on the Hope Fellowship Church in Irving -- novel because it's housed in an old bar and some of its congregants are bikers who've served a little time -- The Christian Science Monitor offers its take on the "motorcycle ministry." Among the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2006
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Sports News You Can Use or Peruse or, Even, Abuse

    In our ramp-up to the Mavs-Heat NBA Finals, which tips off tomorrow night, we continue our wrap-up of the national media coverage of the series. Let's begin all the way up in Washington state, where Seattle Times writer Percy Allen brands this a most watchable series--and not only that, but the "daw ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Sweet Revenge

    Playwright Tracy Letts gets the last laugh on Dallas

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Green Giant

    Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?

  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Stop the music

    KERA-FM goes for gab in effort to grab ratings