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Weekend link dump for May 26

“It’s hard to believe today, when the vast majority of Americans support it, but just 20 years ago the issue of same-sex marriage divided the country and drove voter turnout.” “We were robbed of a Daisy Jones & The Six … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, May 24 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth we have election news; deaths and their aftermaths in the Tarrant County Jail; Dallas city charter updates; … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for May 19

Meet Tonja Stelly, the mother of the only NBA-NHL brother tandem in history. “For centuries, people have thought of parasites as nature’s villains. They often infect people and livestock. In fact, parasites are by definition bad for their hosts, but … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, May 17 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have a grab bag: a big DMN expose on toll roads; education stories, including a chance … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for May 12

“Someone from @piersmorgan’s staff asked if I would like to come onto Pier’s show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, to talk about the state of his attire. Since he invited feedback, I thought I’d do a thread comparing his style to menswear … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, May 11 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have election results; the anniversary of the Allen Premium Outlets shooting; various events at Commissioners’ Court … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for May 5

Whatever happened to Charlotte Braun, the least popular Peanuts character? “This article attempts to answer the question of why the polls show good numbers for Republicans that don’t always bear out in final results and why current polling might be … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for April 28

“Americans Throw Away Up to $68 Million in Coins a Year. Here Is Where It All Ends Up.” “Performing in the U.S. for international artists just got a lot more complicated. On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, April 26 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s all elections all the time, both the May 4 general election and the May 28 runoff. … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for April 21

“I am not Catholic. If the pope thinks my unique dignity has been threatened by taking cross-sex hormones, nuts to the pope. It hasn’t been.” “Meet the ‘pursuer of nubile young females’ who helped pass Arizona’s 1864 abortion law”. “I’m … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas: Special school edition for April 21

This is a special edition of the weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger, focused on school districts and the May election. Let us know what you think. Welcome to a special schools edition of Dispatches from Dallas. A number … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, April 19 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: news about the upcoming election, including what we know and don’t know; the bond package here in … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for April 14

“Just as Trump’s mixture of insecurity, anger and grievance bonded him with small-town, white, declining America, his hunger for power and the punishment of enemies bonded him with America’s rising authoritarian movement.” An interview with 7th Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for April 7

“Twitter, now X, was once a useful site for breaking news. The Baltimore bridge collapse shows those days are long gone.” “In Simpsons terms, the important thing about “Hi-diddly-ho, neighbor!” is not the “Hi-diddly-ho,” but the “neighbor.” That’s the difference … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, April 5 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s a grab bag with a lot of topics, including: cybersecurity; avian flu; scary anti-abortion GOP types; … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 31

“Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is giving away $640 million to 361 nonprofits, her organization — Yield Giving — and Lever for Change announced”. “Spies, War, Trump: We Still Don’t Really Understand What Paul Manafort Is Up To”. “What’s needed is a … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 29 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: Ken Paxton gets off with a slap on the wrist; repercussions from the election including a Big … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 24

“The sweeping digitisation of music—both from a distribution standpoint as well as a production and composition perspective—has had some devastating effects on the industry and the art form. That’s not to say it’s all black-and-white, of course, as there have … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 22 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, some more election news, Johnson and Broadnax and various police and environmental stories along with the usual … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 17

“The Dune movies routinely establish that biology doesn’t play by Earth rules, even for humans, on the sand planet Arrakis. But physics—namely, gravity—does. Even the hefty tyrant Baron Harkonnen needs a rig to get around. Could the worms really move … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 10

“How Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Debacle Previewed the Abortion Agenda of Today’s GOP”. “What is the ideal size of the human population?” The best summary of Mitch McConnell and his career that you’ll read. “Researchers in the Amazon have discovered … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 8 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, primary coverage. And more primary coverage. And some primary analysis, even. This week’s post was brought to … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 3

“On top of fewer shows and virtually no pilots, the available acting gigs pay less than they used to amid rising cost of living, talent sources say, making it hard for many working actors to afford their rent or mortgage … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 2 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have a grab bag of election news, school news, Dallas city politics, school district news, eclipse … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 25

“Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin is a most unfortunate 39-minute program centered on the first Black character introduced by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. The Peanuts franchise has programmed the show for Black History Month, that much is clear. But are … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, February 23 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: the Dallas City Manager resigns; the Mayor gets divorced; the City of Dallas passes a bond package; … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 18

“That Electric Toothbrush Botnet Story Is Totally Fake“. “HBO is developing another Game of Thrones spinoff series.” “The results are consistent across the board: conservatives are simply less connected to reality than liberals.” Some thoughts from Scalzi about the non-beta … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, February 16 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have election news of all sorts leading into the primary. Early voting starts next week! We … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 11

“I’m sorry for everything you have all been through. No one should go through the things that your families have suffered, and this is why we invest so much, and we are going to continue doing industry-wide efforts to make … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, February 9 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth we have a lot of election news plus the World Cup and some zoo babies. Since I … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 4

“Pop superstar Taylor Swift might have helped register enough voters in a single day last September to swing close races in multiple states, with turnout experts predicting a strong youth vote for the 2024 presidential election.” “No, office mandates don’t … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for January 28

“I unwittingly bought a 1980s racist horror at a garage sale”. “Back in 1894, North American whaling crews — marooned up near the Yukon Territory’s Herschel Island in Pauline Cove, awaiting the ice to thaw out so they could get … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for January 21

“Cities are machines built not for their own sake, but for the purpose of human life. Yet when we treat buildings as works of art, and the cities that contain them as museums, we preserve their forms but kill the … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for January 14

This self-portrait of a young Philadelphia man called Robert Cornelius is believed to be the earliest American portrait photo still in existence. Basically, the first selfie. “For decades after its 1989 release, each of the hundreds of millions of standard … Continue reading

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