2nd Thought

Boos at the Bass

EDDIE GRIFFIN
Dear Mayor Mike Moncrief and City of Fort Worth: I want to apologize if our protest at Bass Performance Hall last Saturday night caused some embarrassment for Fort Worth.


Global Swarming

DAN MCGRAW
Last week when I went online, Yahoo had listed, among the day’s lead stories, one about a cookbook showing how to change your diet to help decrease global warming.



Lessons From the Trenches

LOUIS MCBEE
Hi, students. Welcome to Participatory Democracry 101. Please take a seat – and remember, it’s OK to use money, lies, or intimidation to convince your fellow students to move so you can have the seat you want.


Big Hat, No Brahmas

DAN MCGRAW
When Jerry Jones snagged the 2011 Super Bowl last week for his new stadium in Arlington, the Cowboys’ owner and his contingent held a press conference at Love Field in Dallas.



Summer School

E. R. BILLS
In the summer of 1980, I got a job working for a landscaper for $5 an hour. I was 13 years old. The landscaper had five employees – me and four Mexican immigrants.


One Paycheck

LINDA LEE
Let me make sure I’ve got this straight: Business owners and residents don’t want the homeless people in their East Lancaster neighborhood; they’re not wanted downtown because their presence would negatively a...



Tarnish on the Hardware

DAN MCGRAW
Those of you not in the journalism biz probably haven’t noticed this peculiar little ethics problem local news organizations have been dealing with for the past month.


Time is on Their Side

DAN MCGRAW
Whenever Fort Worth faces any civic issue – big or small – the city council appoints a committee. This sounds good: getting citizens involved in the decision-making process. But invariably these committees spend mon...



With Liberty and Guns for All

GWYNNE DYER
You can imagine lots of countries where a candidate for the presidency might lie about owning a gun so as not to alienate the voters, but only in the United States would he lie and say he does own a gun when he doesn’t.


The Damage He Did

TRACY EVERBACH
The news media last week jumped all over the Don Imus story after the radio host called the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.”