Dallas Morning News
Anyone who doubts that Barbara Pierce Bush was a force in her own right never saw her speak live. On one occasion we caught her at an event at Texas A&M University where the crowd roared to life the moment the emcee said, "And here she is, the Silver Fox herself."
This past week witnessed an online phenomenon that brought out the best in social media. Countless women from every walk of life posted two simple words on their timelines: "Me, too." Women are posting messages on social media to show how commonplace sexual assault and harassment are, using the hashtag #MeToo to express that they, too, have been victims of such misconduct.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On a humid Monday in which PGA Championship golfers and fans soaked in the scenery, literally, a noticeably relaxed Jordan Spieth remained a picture of cool tranquility. During nine practice holes with Kevin Kisner at Quail Hollow Club, amid kids and adults alike shouting "Jordan, Jordan!" the 24-year-old Spieth seemed to barely perspire. He did, however, offer this early assessment of Quail Hollow: "Extremely tough."
FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott will make his first playoff start today against Green Bay. But the Dallas Cowboys rookie believes he's as prepared as any veteran. That's because Prescott has been propped up by a unique collection of current and former quarterbacks who have helped him navigate his first year in the NFL without much turbulence. Prescott has benefited this season from their wealth of knowledge. He's been like a sponge inside the Cowboys' quarterbacks meeting room each week.
BRENHAM, Texas — In this quaint little town where the national ice cream of Texas only recently came off probation, it should be noted that its second-most famous export got...
The beheading of another American at the hands of Islamic State terrorists requires the U.S. president to take an assertive stand. The response Americans expect should be less along the lines of “we don’t have a strategy yet” and more like, “The terrorists will pay dearly and swiftly.” The decisions facing President Barack Obama are exceedingly tough. He has no good options. What the public doesn’t need to hear are the audible ruminations of an ambivalent leader.
The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce.” Really? The whole story? Yeah, that’s what Bob Stanley is going for here. Doo-wop, the Beatles, folk rock, Philadelphia soul, punk and post-punk, Prince and Madonna, grunge, hip-hop, Britpop and points in between. You can laugh if you want. Then you can try putting it down.
If the Obama administration expected a feel-good palate cleanser with the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last U.S. hostage in Afghanistan, reality has proved to be a cold slap that reveals a glaring disconnect between the president’s inner circle and the American military he commands. From the president’s public embrace of Bergdahl’s parents to Susan Rice’s assertion that he “served with honor and distinction,” the optics have mystified those who knew the back story to Bergdahl’s capture in 2009. “Honor” and “distinction” aren’t throwaway words to people in uniform.
In a world where rental car companies can track the location of their cars at any given moment, where we can turn a home alarm on or off from the seat of an airliner cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet, the infuriating part of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is our technological powerlessness. The world has lost contact with Flight 370.