2nd Thought

Katrina West

JARID MANOS
Here in Fort Worth, “Where the West Begins,” I felt melancholic watching the airlift of New Orleans’ mostly poor, mostly black folks to far-flung cities in the American West.


War of Words

DAN MCGRAW
Over the weekend, the folks on both sides of the Iraq War debate gathered in Washington to shout out their pain in mass demonstrations.



Scopes Revisited

E. R. BILLS
I’ve been listening to the congressional hearings for Supreme Court chief justice nominee John Roberts, and the process fills me with dread. Two down, one to go, the religious right says: They already have control of the ...


Fruit of the Neo-Cons’ Labor

Rollyn B. Carlson
My childhood memories are dotted with visions of summer days playing on the patio of my grandparents’ home, where I climbed pecan trees and rocked lazily back in forth in hammocks, listening to the trill of cicadas and dr...



he Muddy Waters of Race

TRACY EVERBACH
The television coverage of Hurricane Katrina began with scenes of black, apparently poor, people lining up outside the New Orleans Superdome for shelter, and (poor) black people being frisked for weapons, alcohol, and drugs. It...


Dog Days, Cats’ Pajamas

DAN MCGRAW
It was a recent weekday afternoon when I saw an old friend of mine at LaGrave Field – one of those “businessman’s specials” games. The guy was at the Fort Worth Cats game with his office staff, using the...



Of Wolves and Words

JARID MANOS
I appreciated the Weekly’s recent cover story exposing unscrupulous mortgage lenders, but I have to take issue with the title “Wolves in Small Print.”


Wolves and Sheepdogs

DAN MCGRAW
Looney Tunes had a cartoon show in the 1950s that says more about the state of local politics in Dallas and Fort Worth than anything a poly/sci prof could ever articulate. The cartoon featured the relationship between Sam Sheep...