100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Leaving the Mob

In Los Angeles, on April 29, 1992, the four police officers who had been charged with the attempted murder of Rodney King were acquitted,...

Bass-Relief

When I moved here in 1990 from the land where rivers catch on fire, I knew only one thing about Fort Worth: Cowtown was...

Trimming the News

What happens to a newspaper after it dumps a third of its staff? The saga of The Dallas Morning News provides some answers. Over the...

Sports Suckers

Anyone who is a baseball fan in this part of Texas knows the Rangers stink - and, aside from a few good teams in...

Who’s in First?

What do you call thousands of people who enter Texas illegally, when the people who live here don't want them here? What do you...

Oh, for a Reality-based President

On a September evening in 1956, Marian Keech, a middle-aged woman living in the American Midwest, claimed she received a message from a planet...

Politics and Power

I started my first business in the obscure solar electric installation field in 1993. Over the years, I have witnessed the gradual decrease in...

Boos at the Bass

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

Global Swarming

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...

Lessons From the Trenches

Hi, students. Welcome to Participatory Democracry 101. Please take a seat - and remember, it's OK to use money, lies, or intimidation to convince...