2nd Thought

The Dreck Report

DAN MCGRAW
Watching the local news during sweeps can be entertaining and frustrating at the same time.


Congrats on the New Job

GWYNNE DYER
In 1979, when we knew very little about the way human activities affect global climate, independent scientist James Lovelock warned that the sheer scale of human activities threatened to destabilize the homoeostatic system that...



The London Hicks-Sick Blues

DAN MCGRAW
When Metroplex sports team owner Tom Hicks announced recently that he was buying a $250 million share in the Liverpool soccer club of the prestigious English Premier League, the British press wanted to know one thing: Are you g...


Maybe a Memorial Beer Bong?

E. R. BILLS
I’m not the biggest fan of SMU. I’m not a big fan of private universities in general. Too much money and too many frat boys. But these complaints aside, even I wouldn’t wish the George W. Bush presidential lib...



Free the Press

STEPHEN CARTER-NOVOTNI
The topics were provocative: The possible impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. How to stop an American invasion of Iran. And what to do about the corporate lapdog press.


Risk Is Not a Game

BARBARA ANN RADNOFSKY
When American military leaders advised President Bush against escalating our troop presence in Iraq, he responded by, in essence, purging them – and then going ahead with plans to send another 21,500 troops over. This dec...



Groovy National Product

E. R. BILLS
Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for emerald waves of cannabis . . . . OK, I’m sorry. I couldn’t help it. It’s just the first thing that came to mind when I heard “pot” had finally hit the big time...


Surgin’ Generals Warning

JIM FINE
The president, some members of Congress, and several influential commentators have called for the United States to send thousands of additional military troops to Iraq.



Grandma and the Tramp Stamp

DAN MCGRAW
Being the father of a teenage daughter these days is fraught with all sorts of wonderment and melancholy and insanity. We have a nice time when we talk about movies and music and maybe some news issues, but it all goes downhill...


An Open Letter to Mistletoe Heights

Don Young
I live in West Meadowbrook, not Mistletoe Heights, but I am certain that we share many of the same values and concerns for our neighborhoods. No neighborhood is an island. What goes on in one affects the others.