The Big 5-0!

Alternative weeklies, once known as “underground papers,” came of age during the Vietnam War after mainstream media were slow to raise questions about that ugly conflict.

He Doth Froth Too Much

I almost was afraid to write this column. I’m mentioning the name of one of the most popular opinion show hosts in the United States – Bill O’Reilly. And those who write about O’Reilly often become the s...

Out of the Lineup

Statistically, the crowd at Fort Worth Cats games next year may be slightly younger – but surely not as much fun. Longtime Tarrant County politico and baseball aficionado Howard Green, who sat nightly behind home plate at...

All-American Torture

One reason I’ve always been proud to be an American is that I could go anywhere in the world – and I’ve been many places – and say it’s better back home in the States. We believe in free speech and...

Blustery Wind Warning

Rick Warden, adjudicator of all things moral in the Metroplex, recently sent out a mass e-mail encouraging people to write letters of support to Alabama U.S. Sen. Hank Erwin.

Baseball Blame Game

First, a disclosure: I was born and raised in Cleveland and have been a big fan of the Cleveland Indians my whole life. And as a Tribe fan, I appreciated how Indians’ General Manager John Hart built a nothing team into a ...

Funny, How Limes Slip Away

Texas icon Willie Nelson recently hosted the 20th annual Farm Aid concert – can you believe two decades have passed since Nelson, Neil Young, and others held the first concert to help small independent farmers being drive...

Katrina West

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.

Tragic Loss of Profit

The Trinity River Vision was always portrayed as a flood control project – but with a wink. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had concluded that it would cost about $9 million to better control “improbable” flo...

War of Words

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