As if Texas social studies textbooks haven't been getting enough flack for pointed political and religious biases, a report released Monday by the National Center for Science Education highlights inaccuracies about climate change in proposed state textbooks. See also: SMU Academics Speak Out Agains ... More >>
Just so there's no confusion, the White Student Union of Tarrant County College never had any official connection to Tarrant County College. The group was founded a little more than a year ago by Richard Railey, a 56-year-old white supremacist who happened taking classes there. There was nothing for ... More >>
You know what's wrong with the Bush Presidential Center at SMU? It's not a terrible thing or place in and of itself, yet. But what's wrong already is that it represents such a lay-down by the leadership of the university. The way the thing is set up is a betrayal of academic excellence, which depend ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
Splashed across the front page of the Morning News today, large and above the fold, is an article detailing a new Brookings Institution study that measures how well public transit connects people and jobs in the nation's 100 most populous metropolitan areas: "D-FW among worst for getting to work on ... More >>
Oh, damn. Now white people are going to have to defend themselves on a second front. First it was the Mexicans swarming into the country and out-working us. Now the Asians are coming here in droves and out-smarting us. What's left for whites? Bowling? The big news in immigration today is a new Pew ... More >>
The Nasher Sculpture Center and the developers of the Museum Tower project are continuing to hammer out their white light, white heat debacle behind closed doors. They recently hired a mediator in lawyer Tom Luce, who promptly asked both sides to quit talking to the media already. Above, however, y ... More >>
Brookings InstitutionAt least, that's what the Brookings Institution says in its 52-page report Global Metro Monitor: The Path to Economic Recovery, which took a long, hard look at "data on economic output and employment in 150 of the world's largest metropolitan economies, located in 53 countrie ... More >>
Brookings InstitutionLast night the Brookings Institution released a study tracking recession and recovery in the 100 biggest metro areas in the U.S., and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranks as one of the so-called "strongest 20 metros." Indeed, Texas takes several of the top spots: Austin-Round Rock, ... More >>
The loading dock at Petra Chemical's Dallas facility on Storey Lane Only yesterday, Politico.com suggested that the think tank Center for American Progress would become a major player within Barack Obama's White House. After all, it was founded and is headed by former Clinton chief of staff and curr ... More >>
Mark W. Norris SMU president Gerald Turner, addressing the Methodist Church convention today at the Hilton Anatole Opponents of the George W. Bush institute failed Thursday afternoon to keep the think tank off of the SMU campus. Their petition, an acknowledged last-ditch effort, called for the Sout ... More >>
Let's just say Bush gets charged with war crimes. Will Dallas be guilty by association with his library?
Rev. Andrew Weaver Every few days or so, there appears in the Unfair Park e-box a missive from one Andrew Weaver, a Brooklyn-based Methodist minister and Perkins School of Theology grad who, from jump, has been trying to keep George W. Bush's think tank off the SMU campus. Weaver, whom we've mention ... More >>
The anti-Rove: Before you go callin' the Reverend Andrew Weaver a hippie, well, he kinda ain't. Wednesday's New York Times piece about the last-ditch effort to stop President Bush from putting his think tank on the SMU campus prompted plenty of follow-ups -- from The Dallas Morning News to the Assoc ... More >>
The New York Times today is reporting that Methodists still trying to push President Bush's library and think tank off the S.M.U. campus are mounting a "last-ditch effort" to block the damned-near done deal. They want to put the project to a vote in front of the 290 members of the United Methodist C ... More >>
Beginning January 1, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office and the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute will begin eyeballing the city's eyewitness identification procedures. That's if the city council today gives its blessing to the study, which it will. After all it's not costing the city ... More >>
Yesterday The Dallas Morning News ran a story about how some Methodists are so opposed to putting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and think tank on the SMU campus that they're trying to get the church to chuck its OK allowing the construction. Today, The Daily Campus follows up with a story ... More >>
Since we're all degenerate hippies -- well, most of us -- we're known to thumb the occasional copy of In These Times, where this week there appears a story headlined "The Counterproductive War on Gangs." Turns out, most of the info from the piece -- which insists increased law enforcement presence i ... More >>
We're all agreed that Glenn Beck, heard daily on KLIF-AM, is the opposite of "progressive," right? Thanks to The Dallas Morning News' Over the Top blog, I sucked down a Tio's Tortas sandwich with my head buried in a just-issued 40-page study that says, among other things, Dallas radio audiences get ... More >>
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Dallas, home to the George W. Bush think tank. Let's think about that.
Interesting piece yesterday in The New York Times about the (impending?) (inevitable?) (invidious?) George W. Bush Presidential Library and Think Tank and Juice Bar on the S.M.U. campus. There was nothing terribly new, mind you: It dealt mostly with the concerns some faculty members have with turnin ... More >>
This is so not how you break news. Our Man On Top Of It, Rich Lopez, phones from SMU, where moments ago President R. Gerald Turner announced, but not really, that the Hilltop was going to be the home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library. "I am not announcing it's coming here, but this is as go ... More >>
Last week, Texas Monthly's Paul Burka got a copy of a December 16 missive that the "Faculty, Administrators, & Staff" of SMU's Perkins School of Theology sent to R. Gerald Turner, president of the Board of Trustees. In this letter, which is making the rounds among the SMU staff and the writers of va ... More >>
Few things get the left more worked up--or at least confused--than these two phrases: "President George W. Bush" and "think tank." Now imagine they're in the same sentence. Can't? Then you did not read the New York Daily News today. See? It's right there: "Eager to begin refurbishing his tattered le ... More >>
Talk about mixed emotions. Here I am a Democrat. We just swept the county. Why don't I feel better? I'll tell you why: Laura Miller. Last week I drove out of the basement of City Hall with my heart in my shoes. I'd just finished an hour and 45 minutes with Herroner, the mayor. I know the mayor's of ... More >>
Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?
On October 9 we reported that the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Division has sent Letters of Inquiry to all 77 stations mentioned in the Center for Media and Democracy's study, Fake TV News, concerning TV stations whose newscasts have used video news releases without identifying th ... More >>
In May, our former colleague Rick Kennedy wrote about the Center for Media and Democracy's report Fake TV News, in which the group blasted television networks and their affiliates for passing off paid-for news as The Real Thing--including, in one instance in February, our very own WFAA-Channel 8. Wr ... More >>
Is George W. Bush a conservative? Author Bruce Bartlett doesn't think so,
and saying that cost him his job.
With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington
Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul
How taxpayers -- including you, if you hit the flea market in Canton -- are subsidizing the Christian right
A rigged wine contest peels away Grapevine's grandiose label as the Napa Valley of Texas, revealing instead another cheap import