Rolling Stone Takes On the Man Behind the Fracking Fight

Fracking has been a pretty hot topic around these parts over the last year. One of the companies going door to door locally, snatching up as many leases as possible, was Chesapeake Energy. Now Rolling Stone‘s Jeff Goodell has taken aim at billionaire Aubrey McClendon, the man behind Chesapeake. A primer on McClendon, from early […]

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Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher: Big Banks Need ‘Gastric Bypass Surgery’

Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, gave a speech at the Mexican stock exchange yesterday. According to this report from Investor’s Business Daily, he sounded an alarm about the the concentration of power held by the country’s five biggest banks: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Farco, and Goldman Sachs. […]

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The Real Women Behind GCB: How Highland Park Became the Hillside Park of Good Christian Bitches

On Sunday, the ABC television network will broadcast the first episode of a new Dallas-set program called GCB. That title was settled upon after the name of the book on which the show is based, Good Christian Bitches, was deemed unacceptable, and after the replacement title, Good Christian Belles, was deemed stupid. None of this is […]

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House District 33 is an Entertaining Place

I’m sure the demographers and politicians who drew the new boundaries of Texas’ Congressional districts were thinking more about race than races, more about gains than games, but it occurs to me that the incumbent-free House District 33 – which former City Councilman Steve Salazar has said he wants to represent – is an entertaining area. […]

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Leading Off (3/1/12)

Mark Cuban’s South Dallas Wonderview Development Still Not Really Developing. Cuban wouldn’t comment to Channel 8, but Mayor Mike Rawlings had this to say: “You know, I think all projects from whence they start change 30, 40, 50 percent. They’re never exactly the way they are, and I suspect that’s the sort of process that’ll […]

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