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Leading Off (10/28/13)

Wendy Davis Bringing Out the Big Guns. It looks like the Democratic Senator from Fort Worth isn’t messing around. She’s hired Karin Johanson to manage her gubernatorial campaign. That’s the same Johanson who helped Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin defeat a rather beloved (in Wisconsin) former Gov. Tommy Thompson in 2012’s Senate race. Baldwin became the first […]

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The Daily Show Waxes Poetic About Sen. Ted Cruz’s Obamacare Filibuster

Jon Stewart starts with a critique that was bouncing all over the web during Sen. Cruz’s 21-hour stand-in at the Capitol, mocking his decision to read from Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, since it is a book about “a stubborn jerk who decides he hates something before he’s even tried it.” Ironic then because […]

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Ron Paul Fan Site Goes After High School in Denton Over Textbook’s Second Amendment Definition

Texas has plenty of well-known textbook-related controversies. But this week the Daily Paul, an officially unaffiliated site popular among fans of Ron Paul, has a post encouraging readers to call Guyer High School, in Denton, and ask administrators-slash-complain about the AP History textbook. On page 102, the book apparently defines the ungrammatical second amendment this […]

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Ebook About Chris Kyle and Satan, American Sniper in Hell, Disappears from Amazon.com

The day after Chris Kyle was killed in February, a short ebook appeared on Amazon.com. It was called American Sniper in Hell, and the author was listed as “Lou Cipher.” The premise, according to the description, had something to do with the just-slain sniper meeting Satan in Hell. I only know about this ebook because […]

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Three Novels of the Texas Secession: Featuring President Perry, Russo-Texan Fighter Jets, and
Col. James Bowie Reborn

One is self-published, the others published by small presses. So you won’t be surprised to learn that these Texas secession-fantasy novels are full of anti-Democratic Party/socialist/United Nations paranoia. Their titles are Lone Star Daybreak, The Secession of Texas, and Yellow Rose of Texas. That last book is written by a pastor from Michigan. None particularly sounds […]

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Applications for D Academy Are Due Monday

Last year, we started something really great at D. It’s called D Academy. It’s a leadership program for smart, passionate people who give a damn about Dallas. We meet once a month in various venues around the city. We bring in speakers who are pertinent to that day’s topic. And then we take all this […]

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