Martin Frost

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    How Congress Offers the Worst Job in America, Starring Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Former Dallas Mayor and Others

    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 >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Did Marc Veasey Call a Civil Rights Icon Senile? Domingo Garcia Says Yes.

    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 >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    February 18, 2011

    Before Mayoral Candidates Make Issue Out of Political Affiliations, a Look at Who's What

    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 >>

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    January 4, 2011

    The Democratic Angle on Redistricting

    ​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 >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    February 22, 2007

    My Ex-Girlfriend's Husband is "Lead Consultant" For Sam Coats' Mayoral Campaign. That's Odd.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    What's in David Dean's Closet? Oh. A Closet.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    The Fourth of July

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Sore Winners and Losers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    Supreme Suspense

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    Havin' a Ball with the Mavs & Heat

    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 >>

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

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    February 24, 2005

    BBQ Sauce for the Soul

    When he's not catering for the president, barbecue maven Eddie Deen caters to the spirits of the indigent

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    November 11, 2004

    Democracy Inaction

    Mr. Gonz doesn't go to Washington

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    September 30, 2004

    Stop the Presses

    Martin Frost is a Democrat?

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    December 20, 2001

    The Garden of Angels

    With statues, crosses and Christmas ornaments, parents mourn and celebrate the memory of children taken by violence

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    February 22, 2001


    Paging Mr. Gerry Mander:

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    October 26, 2000

    All Quiet on the Eastern Front

    Did a business deal with Bell Helicopter doom a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide?

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    October 19, 2000

    This Old House

    Historic preservationists sift through the sawdust of the great closet debate

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    October 21, 1999

    Proof of citizenship

    The INS is asking the impossible of a Laotian refugee who believes he's an American

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    The man who would be judge

    U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins is no longer seeking a federal bench, but his days of public service are far from over

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    December 17, 1998

    Down-home Drudge

    Harvey Kronberg, the Avis of Austin political reporters, tries harder with Web gossip

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    May 21, 1998
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    October 16, 1997

    The (W)right to Fly

    How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game

  • Calendar

    January 9, 1997
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    October 31, 1996

    U.S. Reprehensible

    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.

  • News

    August 1, 1996
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    April 25, 1996

    Arlington Metro (Part II)

    Wednesday, April 3, 1996 Arlington, Gateway to Pantego

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    May 18, 1995