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Twitter Reactions to Hurricane Sandy: The Foodie Version

7 years ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Bottling our homemade #Hurricane Brew w/ @mtenero & emkmd #BringItSandy #HurricationPartI @ Bitter & Esters instagr.am/p/RV6f1YG9cS/— Austin Dill (@austindill) October 28, 2012 A few hours ago I searched #BringItSandy on Twitter and, at the time, there were about 40 tweets. It's lighting up now though. The kids in the northeast...
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Watch Ted Cruz Get Blasted for Shedding "Crocodile Tears" Over Shutdown

11 months ago by Stephen Young
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is nothing if not a ... well, even we hate to come right out and call someone a hypocrite. We'll let you decide whether that shoe fits. During his 2016 run for president, he positioned himself first as Donald Trump's best friend, then called Trump a...
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As Sandy's Tab Comes Due, It's Time to Rethink Flood Insurance Everywhere (Including Dallas)

7 years ago by Jim Schutze
Two experts from the Monterrey Institute of International Studies have an op-ed piece in The New York Times this morning advocating the abandonment of the National Flood Insurance Program, which is about to stick us taxpayers for $57 billion in rebuilding costs from Hurricane Sandy. If the experts want to...
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Resilient Dallas Uncovers a Tale of Two Different, Unequal Cities. But You Knew That.

1 year ago by Julie Ryan
Dallas is a prosperous, forward-thinking place. It is, the tired catchphrase goes, a “world class city.” “Big Things Happen Here” is the city's brand. Dallas is also where: More than 115,000 children live in poverty, among the worst rates of any large U.S. city. The median income is the lowest...
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After a Banner Week for Ted Cruz, Let's Look Back at His 10 Biggest Lies and Flip-Flops

2 years ago by Stephen Young
Ted Cruz told a giant lie this week. Actually, it was more like a series of whoppers, designed to roll back his essential role in the 2013 shutdown of the federal government just as Washington emerged from Shutdown 2018. Cruz's lie came the same week as his claim that anyone...
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Norton Records Benefit

7 years ago by Audra Schroeder
Last month, Norton Records' warehouse, which sits in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed much of their inventory. This is sad news for fans of the obscure punk/surf/R&B/soul label, founded by Billy Miller and former Cramps drummer Miriam Linna in 1986, which is...
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The Nation Should Invest in Houston — But Not the Way Texas Will Want to Do It

2 years ago by Jim Schutze
At some point in the weeks ahead, Congress will commit the nation to an immense investment in Houston and Beaumont/Port Arthur. The opening bid from the White House last week was almost $8 billion in federal funds, probably a mere fraction of the ultimate disbursement. The country should view this...
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Go Away, Dixieland: Dallas' Twisted Path to (Someday) Removing Its Lee Monument

2 years ago by Jim Schutze
On Sept. 6, when the Dallas City Council sat to consider bringing down the city’s 81-year-old equestrian monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, slavery and the American Civil War flowed into the moment as if yesterday and today were one. A packed council chamber was alternately raucous and respectful...
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We’re Experiencing Visual Turbulence

7 years ago by Jamie Laughlin
With Hurricane Sandy’s recent destruction, airlines were forced to do some major rescheduling of flights — something that anyone who flies American has already grown accustomed to. It’s unlikely that those waiting in the terminals were struck by the beauty of the departure/arrival boards, unless one of the waiting was...
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Rep. Peter King is Boycotting Ted Cruz, But Really, They Have a Lot in Common

7 years ago by Luke Darby
U.S. Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, is not a subtle man. So when he announced that he would boycott a GOP fund-raising dinner because Senator Ted Cruz will be attending, it's not surprising he talked to BuzzFeed about it. "I don't think we should be acknowledging people who...

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