On my way from work to City Hall I drive by the Palestinian demonstrations in Dealey Plaza. At home in the evening I see Texas Governor Rick Perry (not my favorite guy) on the TV news leading a rally for Israel. The anchorman on the TV news shows me a map of the area around Dallas and points to ho ... More >>
Dallas cops act like terrorists in black communities, at least according to the gadfly speaking to City Council on a recent Wednesday. "Realistically, councilmen and councilwomen, this has reached genocidal proportions," the man added. Councilman Lee Kleinman decided to let that one go. The gadfly ... More >>
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert is once again contributing to the public discourse, drawing connections between the attack during the Boston Marathon and immigration reform. On CSPAN's Washington Journal today, Gohmert, a Republican from East Texas, expressed concern over ethnicity-shifting terrorists aimin ... More >>
They called him crazy. And "crazy-pants," and "unhinged," and, at times, a "gay-hating conspiracy theorist." But when you call freshman Tea Party-darling Senator Ted Cruz any of those names, just understand that whilst you are merely boring, petty glue, he is rubber. Proudly crazy rubber. At a sp ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
Thursday, November 29, at House of Blues
It's Colby v. McCarthy tonight. Hang on.Nice to see our sports columnist thinks the race for the AL West is "over." Still, though, coulda sworn the Rangers have 18 games left on the schedule, including three against the Angels at season's end; the magic number remains a far-from-over 17. Guess th ... More >>
Photo by Erin WaltersThe North Texans for 9/11 Truth-ers riding in the 2009 MLK Day Parade down Martin Luther King Jr. BoulevardWith the decade anniversary of 9/11 almost here, there's been a run of stories in every media outlet, major and minor, about both the September 11 attacks and the decade th ... More >>
DPD Officer Andrew LitzThis morning, KDFW ran a piece on Dallas Police Officer Andrew Litz, a 30-year-old assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division who came this close recently to having his utilities cut off. The reason: Litz hasn't been able to work for weeks, and, according to the department, ... More >>
The Civil Wars, Rayland Baxter Texas Theatre July 13, 2011 Better than: any other concert ever performed at the Texas Theatre.Taryn WalkerThe Civil WarsThe name The Civil Wars suggests that the two members, Joy Williams and John Paul White, are at odds with each other -- except the opposite is t ... More >>
Moments ago, the Department of Justice announced that an investigation by the FBI's Dallas Joint Terrorism Task Force has led to the arrest of 20-year-old Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was born in Saudi Arabia but came to the United States in 2008 on a student visa so he could attend South Plains C ... More >>
It was late on September 24, 2009, that the U.S. Attorney's Office sent word that FBI agents had arrested then-19-year-old Hosam Maher Husein Smadi for plotting to blow up Fountain Place on Ross Avenue -- a plot intercepted by federal agents, who ultimately provided the Jordanian-born Smadi with ... More >>
If today's University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll -- which had former Houston Mayor Bill White with a whopping 50-11 lead over Farouk Shami (30 percent claimed to be undecided) -- wasn't enough to hand the Democratic gubernatorial nomination to White, Shami ensured that the 10 million bucks he vowe ... More >>
Just when it looked like Debra Medina could maybe possibly somehow sneak her way past Kay Bailey Hutchison into a runoff with Rick Perry for a chance to grab the Republican nomination in November's gubernatorial election, she melted down during an interview this morning with Glenn Beck, who questio ... More >>
The FBI says Hosam Maher Smadi made a video for Osama bin Laden. Problem is, it was recorded by an undercover FBI agent.Moments ago, U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma Ramirez ruled that there's probable cause to try 19-year-old Jordanian Hosam Maher Smadi for allegedly trying to blow up Fountain Place i ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms
It was a little over a week ago now that we hipped you to Dem Southernfolkz by offering up a free download of the title track from the group's debut LP, The Message. Well, it looks like we're not the the only ones digging on the Dallas hip-hop trio's sound. Our sister paper down in Houston is digg ... More >>
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addressed the Military Child Education Coalition’s annual conference today, held in the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center’s enormous ballroom. Speaking to the fact that three out of five service members deployed in Iraq ... More >>
A remarkable statistic, courtesy the Military Officers Association of America today: "More than 700,000 children have seen a parent deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, and three out of every five Active Duty, Reservists and National Guard members deployed to a warzone have family responsibilities." And ... More >>
Kristof speaks his mind
Perhaps no film at Sundance is more anxiously awaited than Morgan Spurlock's Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?, in the hands of Weinstein Co. For whatever reason, folks have been speculating for months that perhaps the Super Size Me director found bin Laden; Spurlock has brilliantly dodged the ... More >>
Buzz isn't buying conspiracy theories
Brandon Friedman: soldier, activist, blogger, author Brandon Friedman, who last year received his Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan and Iraq. He now serves a ... More >>
Luttrell brings controversy to Mesquite
Richard Smith, pictured here with his wife and high-school sweetheart Amber, was killed outside Baghdad on New Year's Day. He was 20. As we've mentioned twice before, on Christmas Day 29-year-old Spc. Aaron Preston, who was from Dallas, was killed in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device deton ... More >>
Once before we mentioned this Web site -- on November 9, when 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards-winner Kristy Kruger's brother, 40-year-old Lt. Col. Eric J. Kruger of Garland, was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb. We mention it again today because this week, another Dallasite's name was added to th ... More >>
I tore apart Dallas' Only Daily this morning looking for the story about how, on Monday, attorneys representing Holy Land Foundation asked a federal judge here to dismiss charges the U.S. government filed against it after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Didn't see anything; nothing on the We ... More >>
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the Twin Towers
You may not want to see United 93, but you should
Dallas artist Laray Polk explores Gaza
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV Channel 8
For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics
Documentary presents a case against Kissinger
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
The effect of the September 11 attacks ripples through local entertainment
A manual tells terrorist recruits how--and why--they should wage unholy war
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?