Imagine, in a moment of suspended belief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- when they're not babysitting your kids or fetching your d ... More >>
There are 11 candidates in the crowded Democratic primary for the new congressional district spanning from Oak Cliff to Fort Worth, but the race is quickly sinking into a political pissing match involving just two as the May 29 primary approaches. Marc Veasey, a state representative from Fort Wort ... More >>
During the 2007 mayoral campaign, former city council member Ed Oakley sent out mailers depicting himself and convicted felon Don Hill as Democrats and Tom Leppert and former Mayor Pro Tem Max Wells as Republicans. Oakley also accepted the endorsement of the Dallas County Democratic Party and printe ... More >>
Matt Angle, the Haltom City boy who used to be chief o' staff for Martin Frost, is at present the treasurer of the Fred Baron-founded Texas Democratic Trust. He's also head of the Lone Star Project, dedicated to making sure "all of the new districts coming to Texas should be used to bring racial, ... More >>
It didn't have to happen.
Sam Coats is running for mayor. You knew that, right? Because I totally forgot. Well, we just got the press release from Sam Coats' folks informing us who's going to be running his mayoral campaign, and top o' the list is Jason Stanford, who used to call us all the time back when he was campaign man ... More >>
This is not--we repeat, not--the same David Dean who's been getting hundreds of thousands in consulting fees from the city. But it would be funny if it was. Still, though, David Dean is the man. Oh, you say you want to know more about David Dean, the lobbyist who's getting a cool mil from the city c ... More >>
This Wright Amendment float was among the few political statements made during my neighborhood's July 4 parade. Well, Mitchell Rasansky did say hi to me. As I began writing this, at 9 p.m. July 4, I could hear from the backyard the snap-crackle-boom of nearby fireworks (either that, or gunplay--hard ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Texas redistricting is out, and by almost any measure it's a Republican victory. A 5-4 decision isn't exactly crushing, but the effects certainly are: DeLay's 2003 map, known as Plan 1374C, is left almost intact, as is his new tactic of redistricting whenever powe ... More >>
In the coming days, or hours, the Supreme Court will consider whether Tom DeLay's a good map maker. As Tom DeLay morphs from Texas elected official to Virginia lobbyist, he leaves a threefold legacy: corruption, bitter partisanship and the Texas congressional district map adopted in 2003. While the ... More >>
Every morning, till the end of the NBA Finals, Unfair Park will serve up with yer breakfast a round-up of what the outta-town papers have to say about the Dallas-Miami match-up in the NBA Finals. We begin today with what's turning out to be a golden-oldie: the name game. USA Today, among other paper ... More >>
Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues
When he's not catering for the president, barbecue maven Eddie Deen caters to the spirits of the indigent
Mr. Gonz doesn't go to Washington
Martin Frost is a Democrat?
With statues, crosses and Christmas ornaments, parents mourn and celebrate the memory of children taken by violence
Paging Mr. Gerry Mander:
Did a business deal with Bell Helicopter doom a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide?
Historic preservationists sift through the sawdust of the great closet debate
The INS is asking the impossible of a Laotian refugee who believes he's an American
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins is no longer seeking a federal bench, but his days of public service are far from over
Harvey Kronberg, the Avis of Austin political reporters, tries harder with Web gossip
How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game
Eddie Bernice Johnson has burned through more than 50 staffers during her four years in Congress. She says she's just demanding. They say she's a tyrant.
Dick Armey will eat his lunch.
Wednesday, April 3, 1996 Arlington, Gateway to Pantego