Category: Millitary

Don’t Ask Me Not To Tell: A Soldier’s Story

By Michael L. Counter, Jr. – Dallas South News Intern I, Michael L. Counter, Jr. do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I...

Dave Levinthal Leaving Dallas Morning News

I was shocked to hear that Dallas Morning News City Hall reporter Dave Levinthal will be leaving the paper.  When so many good journalists are being forced out of the paper business, its just as bad to see one leave on his on volition. “Today is my final day in...

Kevin Ross: Don Imus/Fairness Doctrine 2.0 (Part 4 of 5)

Don Imus Was Gone… And Then POOF, He Was THERE AGAIN BY KEVIN ROSS When acerbic radio personality Don Imus created the “nappy-headed ho’” firestorm after his 2007 comments about Rutgers women’s basketball team sparked universal outrage, mainstream media was suddenly looking for insight from self-appointed and elected black leaders....

Dallas South spending Presidential Inauguration at Southside on Lamar event

My family and I will be wathching the swearing in of the 44th President of the United States at the Southside on Lamar this Tuesday. This free event is hosted by Jan Gore, owner and operator Texas Caribbean Foods. Anyone who wants to share in this wonderful experience can call...

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is calling for a United Nations investigation into Israel’s attacks on Gaza

According to TheHill.com, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is calling for a United Nations investigation into Israel’s attacks on Gaza for what he sees as a disproportionate response to Hamas rocket attacks.  Here are highlights from the article posted by By Ian Swanson. The criticism stands in stark contrast to the...

BBC discussion includes Log Cabin Republicans, North Texas Pakistani Society VP, and Dallas South

On Monday, I had a chance to spend my lunch hour with the good folks from the BBC’s World Have Your Say Radio Program.  I’ve been on the show with host Ros Atkins three times previously, and it was nice to have the opportunity to meet him in person. Listen...

Department of Defense denies testimony on sexual assault prevention as pressure continues to mount

The blogosphere is beginning to swell with support from those who want to see changes is how the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD) handle cases of sexual assault. Dallas South first wrote about the LaVena Johnson case in mid-July, and since then an flurry of activity has taken...