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Wendy Davis' Opponent Is Afraid of Something. Very Afraid.

Jackson Williams | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Polling doesn't suggest that the race is neck and neck. It has tightened some, but Abbott still leads by 10 points and has a huge cash advantage for paid media down the stretch. Something has spooked his campaign.

The Wind Around Wendy

James Moore | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The right has portrayed Davis as an ambitious shrew who left her first child with a non-biological father to run off to Harvard, used him to pay for most of her education, and then dumped him the day her law degree was paid in full. This is nowhere near accurate. Regardless, how could they not see this coming down Congress Avenue?

Wendy Davis and the Amazing Media Mobile Home Mystery

James Moore | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The story is true. Every damned bit of it. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, Texas was a single mother. A teenaged mom. She lived in a mobile home. And went to Harvard. Also, she got help along the way. Can you believe it?

Join the Race Conversation...

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 12.25.2013 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

Nothing will really happen until these (difficult but absolutely necessary) conversations occur. Internally and externally.

Bush: 'People Are Surprised'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

When former President George W. Bush's family emails were hacked earlier this year, the world learned something new about the 43rd president: he's a p...

Paywalls Are Working, According To Publishers

Poynter. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media

Four top publishers Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to print and discussed revenue ideas for bolstering their products. The discussion was part o...

Museum Tower is an "attack" on the Nasher Sculpture Center's garden, building and art

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

As Nasher Sculpture Center landscape architect Peter Walker sees it, the intense light reflecting off Museum Tower, the 42-story, $200 million condomi...

Texas Mega-Church Pastor: Obama 'Paving the Way for the Future Reign of the Antichrist'

Jackson Williams | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Jackson Williams

The First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas' senior pastor, Robert Jeffress, made headlines in 2007 with a Sunday sermon calling Mitt Romney a member of a religious "cult." This past Sunday, he stood in the pulpit and let fly this gem.

Amanda Terkel

Voter ID Laws Blocked, But Misinformation And Confusion Spread | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin don't need to show photo ID when going to the polls for the November electio...

U. of Texas Scandal Shows Power of Media to Spotlight Lavish Nonprofit Spending

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Pablo Eisenberg

As long as state and federal regulators aren't given the resources to do more to monitor misdeeds, it's important to thank the investigative journalists. Strong news organizations are one of the few mechanisms that support public accountability.

Michael Calderone

How Ron Paul's Newsletters Got Back In The News | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.23.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Thursday night Reuters reported on a solicitation for Ron Paul's political and investment newsletters from the 1980's and 90's; the dir...

Are You About To Be Audited For Your Amazon Purchases? | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Among the many rather thuggish hissy fits Amazon has thrown at states who want it to collect sales taxes like all the other retailers within their bor...

Singer Erykah Badu Strips Naked at JFK Assassination Site

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackson Williams

In the video, Badu walks around Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, site of the November, 1963 shooting of President John F. Kennedy. Apparently filmed on St. Patrick's Day, onlookers watch as she slowly removes articles of clothing.

Governor Perry Caught in Explosive Dirty Deals Scandal

Noelle Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Noelle Bell

This week, Governor Rick Perry has found himself mired in a growing scandal over his sneaky land deals that have netted him over a million dollars while in public office. Here's more on this nasty scandal.

Newspapers Turning Into A Glorified "Greensheet"

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jackson Williams

A. H. Belo has just announced in an internal memo that some "section editors" (news editors) at all of the company's papers, will now report directly to the corporate team of "sales managers."

The Dallas Morning News Is on the Right Track

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Purists have accused the Morning News of breaking down the wall between editorial and sales. Really? The Titanic is sinking, and the journalism dinosaurs are arguing about the proper color of life preservers.

Shocker: NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki Allows Pregnant Fiancée to Languish in Jail

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackson Williams

This story has fallen through the sports cracks as the NBA Playoffs have unfolded. It deserves to be part of the national dialogue under the category "professional athletes behaving like total cads toward women."

Dallas Morning News' Publisher Teams with Rival Tribune Co. To Boost Ad Sales

MediaWorks | Jeremy Mullman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHICAGO ( -- In what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind arrangement in the struggling newspaper industry, Belo's Dallas Morning News has t...

Rick Perry Aide: Don't Open Up GOP Like A "Whorehouse"

AP | KELLEY SHANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A comment by a strategist for Gov. Rick Perry that the Republican Party shouldn't open itself "like a whorehouse" to new voters h...

Nancy Reagan's Internet Solution for Whining Newspapers

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If the news industry was as adept with its technology and finance as it is with its corporate whining and pleading, we would all be a lot better off.

Don't Mess With Texas... Especially Its New Gun Law

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

A law the Texas Rifle Association wants the state legislature to pass is almost in the bag: the right to bring a gun to work!

Eyewitness Identifications Lead to Wrongful Convictions

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Terzano

The alarming number of false identifications uncovered by this report confirms what researchers have been repeating for years - eyewitness evidence is highly prone to error.

Paper Blasted For Choosing The Illegal Immigrant As "Texan Of The Year"

AP | ANABELLE GARAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When editorial writers at The Dallas Morning News chose the illegal immigrant as the newspaper's Texan of the Year, they expected some criticism. But ...

Belo To Spin Off Into Separate Newspaper, TV Companies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Belo Corp. said Monday it plans to separate itself into distinct newspaper and television businesses, with its current chief executive remaining with ...

Journos Who Left Dallas Paper Happier Than Those Who Stayed

Columbia Journalism Review | Craig Flournoy, Tracy Everbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Linda Stewart Ball left The Dallas Morning News in 2006, and she couldn't be professionally happier. "I'm extremely satisfied," says Ball, forty-seven...