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Dallas City Hall Stinks of Broken Government

Don’t get distracted by the mayor and council’s ongoing squabbles. What’s really wrong with Dallas is its system of government.
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Dallas Civil Rights Legend Peter Johnson Talks John Lewis, Police Violence, Protest, and Hope

Peter Johnson helped organize some of Dallas' earliest fights against systemic racism and inequality. Watching today's protests, he has hope for the future.
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Arts & Entertainment

Dallas Arts Still Can’t Catch Federal Funding Break

Only four local cultural organizations received NEA grants in the latest round of funding. That’s a signal that the local arts scene isn’t healthy.
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What ‘Defunding’ the Dallas Police Department Could Look Like

A data scientist takes a stab at cutting the Dallas Police Department's budget and finds ways in which reducing funding could reduce crime
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How Can Dallas Turn the Lessons of the Streets Into a Program of Change?

Ending systemic racism will require more than sympathy and well-meaning gestures. It will require changing how power is wielded in America.

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Ernest McMillan Continues His Life Long Fight

He joined the civil rights movement in the '50s. Now he's found his next big project: environmental justice in Dallas.
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It’s Time to Bury the Old Trinity River Hatchets

Decades of fighting over the Trinity’s future has ingrained suspicious, distrust, and dismissive thinking on all sides. We can finally put some of that behind us.
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Arts & Entertainment

Dallas Summer Musicals and the AT&T Performing Arts Center Make Up, Share Space

A quiet Cold War between the city's two Broadway producers is thawing. Hopefully that's a good thing for both the Arts District and Fair Park.
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Dallas Morning News Ed Board Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Dallas Citizens Police Review Board

Strengthening police oversight is about ensuring accountability and building public trust, not politicizing policing.
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Architecture & Design

What the Life of Architect Philip Johnson Can Teach Us About the Shape of Dallas

Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster's new biography of the controversial architect demonstrates the essential value of criticism.