2nd Thought

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.”



Take Me out of the Ballgame

DAN MCGRAW
There’s something different going on at the Texas Rangers’ ballpark this year. No, not the quality of the play. Please.


No Freedom from Religion

Laurie Barker James
Thank God I’m not an atheist; if I were, I’d surely go crazy within the Arlington public school system.



What Now, Cowtown?

DAN MCGRAW
A couple of months ago, I was having a beer at one of my Westside watering holes when the conversation turned to the new developments swallowing our neighborhood and the bars and restaurants that are going to be plowed under an...


Sasquatch on the Sulphur

Mark K. Campbell
“America’s King Kong” could well be in the Lone Star State. Up “in a swampy area that looks prehistoric in the vicinity of Paris, Texas,” to be exact.



Save Our Wealth

Grayson Harper
Honey bees are disappearing. Nobody knows why. Perhaps another casualty of pollution and global warming.


Conduct Unbecoming

E. R. BILLS
I’ve been struggling with how to say this, but there’s just no civil way to put it. Uncle Sam is a hypocritical, chauvinist pig.



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...