House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor went down to ignominious defeat in his Republican primary in Virginia last night, becoming the first sitting majority leader to lose a party primary in the position's history. In the upset's aftermath, two North Texas representatives -- Pete Sessi ... More >>
Welcome to the land of the free. While we decide whether we feel like deporting you, we've got a cold dank cell that'll suit you just fine.
Lone Survivor shows our boys suffering but doesn't ask why.
U.S. Army Lieutenant Clint Lorance had been in charge of his platoon for five days when, on July 2, 2012, he accompanied them on a routine, Afghan-led patrol in Kandahar Province. Not long after they left the base, the soldiers were approached by three men on motorcycles. Lorance ordered his men to ... More >>
Is it too soon and maybe even bad luck to say this out loud? Is it even possible that Governor Oops could be over? I'm knocking on wood, tossing salt over my shoulder, making the sign of the cross with my index fingers and looking for garlic in the kitchen as I speak, I promise. But yesterday cons ... More >>
Tale of two dailies today, I guess. Our own Dallas daily, the Morning News, takes a kind of hey-why-not approach to a bill introduced by Houston GOP state Senator Dan Patrick that would divert more money from state funding for public schools to charters. The Austin American Statesman, meanwhile, giv ... More >>
Hey, by any chance did you catch Dale Hansen last night on Channel 8 talking about that poor kid at TCU who got kicked off the football team for misbehavior? Man, I'm telling you: sometimes Hansen is my mullah. He was talking about somebody who had written him saying we should pass a law that any k ... More >>
Man, talk about whistling past the graveyard. At yesterday's Dallas City Council meeting, council members Tennell Atkins and Delia Jasso asked good questions about the city's flood control plans, and City Manager Mary Suhm and her assistant, Jill Jordan, gave good answers. But it was all deck chairs ... More >>
‚ÄčThere's a great story by Steve Thompson on Page One of The Dallas Morning News today about old industrial businesses on Rock Island Street, a quaint one-block lane tucked between the Trinity River levee and Lamar Street a mile due south of downtown. Several businesses there are fighting to keep C ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms
Last week, Rep. Pete Sessions had to be interrupted by an aide during an interview with the National Journal when he just couldn't stop putting the words "insurgency," "Republican Party" and "Taliban" in the same sentences. Which is how Sessions, makin' the 32nd District proud, wound up as the subje ... More >>
'Gourmet' Dating Services Ponder The Missing MaleEd Bamberger can't figure it out.On a Thursday night, 33 members show up for a ritzy five course spread at Nana--28 women and five men. A few days later, he hosts another in a series of Single Gourmet events. This time a casual gathering for brunch dr ... More >>
Controversy aside, The Kite Runner just won't fly
Have you prayed for Osama today?If you want to know what defines an evangelical Christian, look no further than Brother Andrew, the 79-year-old Dutchman who called himself "God's smuggler." He is a revered figure among evangelicals because of his single-minded devotion to spreading the gospel of Jes ... More >>
The Modern shows you what to watch
Former UTD electrical engineering student Syed Maaz Shah got more than six years in prison last week. On Friday, in a court ruling that went with little local notice, a federal judge sentenced a former student at the University of Texas at Dallas to six and a half years in prison for his involvement ... More >>
Luttrell brings controversy to Mesquite
Satire and horror make for bad synergy in Severance
Maya Angelou had one comment about the Fond du Lac controversy: "I'm saddened." (Click here for Part 1 of this story.) This crowd was itching for a fight. About all the wrong things. The "Save us from the Christian Taliban" placard was a pretty good indication. David and Lorrie knew something was ... More >>
See another side of Afghanistan
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
Singing it loud and proud at WaterTower; Echo trio tries red-hot political comedy
The Dallas Video Festival shows all the news not fit for print
Scratched or defective? Heave 'em and get new ones.
Momix uses cactus tactics to attract new dance fans
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters are insane
When does a benign anti-war comment become the death of open discourse?
In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers
The teen-agers of the topical, complex Baran find love and life don't often mix easily
Plus: Man's World, Keep On Busing, Knocked Out
SMU and UNT present The Vagina Monologues
Brian Jonestown Massacre would rather be insane than average
A road through hell paved with good intentions points the way to Kandahar
2001 brought out the best and worst in local media
The Morning News keeps the evil thoughts away
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Don't Be a Wimp, Silly Boot Camps, Us and Them
Can the big-brain boys of the defense community change the way America fights?