City center's future is so bright, it's gotta wear shades.
Placing tough new rules on abortion clinics is just common sense, according to common sense fanatic Rick Perry. He says that House Bill 2--the new law requiring all abortions to be performed in surgical centers, by a doctor with admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles -- will ensure "that ... More >>
For about three months I was a pre-law student in college -- a fact, I have always felt, that should give me the right to dispense partial legal advice. Partial legal advice, in my view, is legal advice that you should rely on only partially. So with that in mind, here goes. Here is my partial legal ... More >>
A lot of men convicted by Dallas County have walked free over the past dozen years, 44 according to the University of Michigan's National Registry of Exonerations. District Attorney Craig Watkins has made the liberation of innocent prisoners his personal mission, as well as his ticket to national fa ... More >>
On the op-ed page of The Dallas Morning News this morning, two local epidemiologists with national/international reputations weigh in for more aerial spraying to combat West Nile disease. Robert Haley, the Gulf War Syndrome expert, and James Luby, an expert on St. Louis encephalitis at UT Southweste ... More >>
So, back to the new fake suspension bridge we're building at enormous cost over the Trinity River, and, in fact, let's go back and review the whole Trinity River project. In fact, let's go back and review everything. Here is my question: Why are huge, obviously stupid projects the best thing that e ... More >>
Make us believe you mean it, Mitt. Bring back the draft. For the better part of a week, I have been reading all these thinly veiled suggestions by Mitt Romney that President Obama isn't enough of an ass-kicker in the Middle East. His aides have been telling reporters that a President Romney right n ... More >>
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 >>
In his speech last week endorsing a new highway in the Trinity River flood zone, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings threw down a gauntlet. It was sort of a buried line. I guess not everybody heard it. I did. He said at one point, "I'm a regionalist," and then he said of people who oppose his view, "For tho ... More >>
Look, I know I just covered this in a column in the paper, but I can't resist coming back to the theme of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as a so-what clone of the last mayor we had around here, Tom Leppert. The target I find particularly irresistible this time is the group therapy session Rawlin ... More >>
So what is all this anger among the old white people really all about? Why are old white people wearing odd costumes and hating the president all the time? We old white people all know exactly what it is. But nobody will say it out loud. It never comes out in the stories, even though it's right the ... More >>
Researchers say the new UNT stadium will pump $29 million a year into Denton's economy. You'll never guess where the researchers work.The University of North Texas unveiled its shiny new football stadium last week, a $79 million complex designed to bring some juice to Denton come college foot ... More >>
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
James WagnerA work by John Waters, because if you're gonna get screwed in the voting booth ... Friday morning we had that item about computer programmer Don Relyea's run-in with that touch-screen voting machine at the Audelia Road Library, where a vote for Gov. Rick Perry appeared to morph into a ... More >>
Michael Steele and Stephen BrodenThe Dallas Morning News today withdrew its endorsement of Stephen Broden in the Texas 30th District congressional race, after Eddie Bernice Johnson's Republican challenger told WFAA-Channel 8 reporter Brad Watson that violent revolution is one of his "options" for ... More >>
Click to embiggen the results of University of Michigan psychologists Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson's head v. heart researchThat, in short, is a summary of a study conducted by University of Michigan psychologists Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson, which appeared in the September issu ... More >>
Definitely a bad call when your job interviewer is driving you to lunch.Business etiquette books typically advise job seekers to take their cues from their interviewers, but a new study suggests that dictum doesn't apply when alcohol's involved. According to a study released today by the Uni ... More >>
Ann WilliamsThe contractor on the new headquarters of Dallas Black Dance Theatre is suing DBDT founder and artistic director Ann Williams and her daughter for 10 million bucks for "tortious interference" (messing with his money) and defamation. If it doesn't settle early, this could be an intrigu ... More >>
Photos by Kimberly ThorpeDr. Roy Glover, chief medical director and spokesperson for Bodies: The Exhbition. You can check out more photos in our slide show.You shouldn't be grossed out by the cadavers and bones on display at the new Bodies: The Exhibition, which has already taken over the first f ... More >>
Our own investigative curmudgeon, legendary political writer and sometime author of crime narratives sure likes to stir the pot.He's been called a liar by targets of his reporting, touched off verbal feuds amongst elected, drawn the wrath of...well, a lot of people. Along the way, he's won national ... More >>
From Page 43 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Trinity floodway reportAstute Friend of Unfair Park "Wylie H." drilled into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' report on the Trinity River levees yesterday evening and found the real horror story that goes almost unmentioned in this morning's Dallas M ... More >>
Welcome to Seinfeld America, a fine place to take a walk that's coming soon to Dallas
Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about
Harwood builds a fancy condo tower without a nickel in handouts from City Hall
Jones, We Are Your Fans
Getting Drew, Keyshawn and Marcellus reveals the Cowboys have life after all
Who will lead America's Team come November? The electorate must know.
He has three Oscars, co-wrote Bonnie and Clyde and Paul Newman digs him. So why don't you know Dallas-born filmmaker Robert Benton?
Two locals try to help restore junior American basketball to prominence
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
When NFL teams draft a player, bet that Rick Gosselin knows why
Plus: Finding Himself
A lawsuit complaining about election fraud could bust things wide open
How a book I wrote got turned into a movie, and why I ain't rich
Say what you want about Marvin Olasky, the oddball UT professor and controversial architect of Bush's "compassionate conservatism." He practices what he preaches.
Plano parents lay siege to enthusiasts of the "New New Math" in a fight over how to fix the sorry state of math instruction in the public schools
It's deja vu all over again with the rerelease of The Big Chill