Dallas Morning News Columnist James Ragland’s Life Changes Both Professionally and Personally

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Metro columnist James Ragland, 50, has been re-assigned to general assignment duties covering Collin County pending the outcome of  “a misdemeanor family violence assault charge him involving his wife.” DMN editor Robert Mong says, “He will be reporting outside of Dallas County to avoid inevitable conflicts that might […]

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Ross Perot’s Gorilla Dust, or What’s More Fun Than Watching a NAFTA Debate From 1993?

White House press secretary Jay Carney recently dismissed a Republican payroll tax cut proposal as “window dressing or gorilla dust.” Since no one in the press room understood exactly what Carney had meant by that second metaphor, The Washington Post investigated. Turns out it was a phrase Carney learned in the early 1990s from his […]

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Dallas Fed’s Richard Fisher: U.S. Headed For ‘Social Unrest’ Like in Greece

Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher had some scary things to say while addressing the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council today. Fisher  ”has been among the most vocal critics of the central bank’s policy, dissenting this year against moves to push down long-term rates and to keep the benchmark U.S. interest rate near zero until […]

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Dallas White Rock Marathon to be Wet, Windy, Cold

God bless you if you plan to be among the thousands running the Dallas White Rock Marathon on Sunday morning. Whether you’re participating in memory of a family member or a mentor, or your church, or just for some strange sense that you’ve accomplished something in your life, the weather forecast promises temperatures in the […]

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Rick Perry on Tonight Show With Jay Leno: ‘I Was Thinking of the Drinking Age, Maybe’

Gov. Rick Perry made his much-anticipated appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night. He continued to poke fun at his own mental lapses, including the speech he gave in New Hampshire earlier this week in which he told young people to come vote for him once they’re 21 years old. “I was […]

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Leading Off (12/2/11)

Company Charges Widow $13,400 for Matchmaking Services. The Dallas Morning News’ Katie Fairbank got Dallas Singles to reduce Frisco widow Jean Green’s commitment down to just more than $5,500 eventually, but still, that’s substantially more than eHarmony or other services. Oy. Things That Make Me Absurdly Happy. This. Is it Christmas yet? Rolling, Rolling, Rolling. […]

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