Let's say some guy--we'll call him Derwood the Philosopher, a made-up person--has worked out his own private philosophy, Derwoodology, the bottom line of which is that it's OK for Derwood to go back on his word. He even tells you about it. "Thanks to my philosophy, I can go back on my... More >>>
In 1998, Mayor Ron Kirk promised voters the city's total cost in the Trinity River project would be $246 million. City lawyers later argued in court--successfully--that he had his fingers crossed.