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Taxpayer — Prime Cut

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Gee, where to start? The Tarrant County College questions are piling up like food on a three-meat barbecue plate. 


Starting to Sound Like “Children of the Corn”

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Everywhere Static turns these days is another message about the wonders of the Barnett Shale.



Failing Dignity 101

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June is graduation season, and Static, as recipient of a fair share of invitations and writer of resulting checks, figures it gets to make a couple of suggestions. Yeah, you new grads are hearing a lot of this, so you’ll ...


A Lonesome Dove Probably Has a Bigger Brain

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Left-wing Hollywood celebrities sure get annoying with all their talk about saving rain forests and Darfur and Katrina victims and protecting the planet from global warming and blah blah blah blah blah.



Send the Board Back to School

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Education has long been one of the places where the radical right in this country tends to reveal its true colors.


Tandy is Dandy

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Don Young is a never-say-die dude, which is why his name appears in this column so often. His protests against urban gas drilling were among the first to ring out in Fort Worth, and his persistence has helped shape what little ...



Credit, Due

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All those kudos for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s recent six-part series on the county’s only charity hospital, John Peter Smith, and its multiple failures in serving the poor are well deserved. Static applauds the...


Fox-TV — Trigger-Happy?

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A judge might have to decide whether former Fox 4-TV news reporter Rebecca Aguilar is a martyr, fired for standing up for Hispanics in the newsroom, or an overly aggressive reporter who crossed the line of ethical journalism by...



Dupe Tube

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Sunday morning TV is full of infomercials selling pickups and preachers selling hellfire and damnation.


In This Case, Size Doesn’t Matter

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Notice the change in this week’s paper?It’s shorter by an inch. Newspapers across the country are getting smaller – The New York Times, USA Today, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, etc.