Paul Krugman

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Earthquake Versus Hot Weather in Dallas

    Sunday it was 7 a.m. California time when I called my brother in the Bay Area to ask if he had died in the quake. He said no. I thought he sounded sleepy, but he could have been serene. It's hard to tell with those people. I asked if he would be moving out of California soon. He said serenely that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Dallas' Car Wash Story Is Really About Jobs, Prisons and the Future

    One more selfie here: This week I have a story in the print newspaper about City Hall's efforts to shut down a car wash in a poor neighborhood. It's actually the second time in a year that photographer Mark Graham and I have worked on a story about Jim's (no relation) Car Wash on Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Mary Suhm's Secret Drilling Deal Proves That the City Manager System Doesn't Work

    Don't think about this: your city manager, the CEO of Dallas City Hall, signed a secret deal five years ago promising to help a gas company set up drilling rigs and processing plants in city parks. Think about this instead: the city manager did not sign a secret agreement with drilling opponents to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Cantor and Co. Wimped Out at the Cliff's Edge, but There's More Scary Terrain Ahead

    New Year's Day was great -- saw The Hobbit with son and girlfriend, came home to prime rib, what could be better? -- but I also spent a hell of a lot of time on the iPad trying to find out if I had fallen off a cliff yet. I'm not sure which was more death-defying -- the movie or real life. The real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    After a Greed Orgy, the Big Money Guys Get Repentant. Don't Trust Them.

    Wait. Time out. Take notice. We are experiencing a new form of national crisis. It can no longer be denied. The United States is now suffering from a crisis of Total Wrongness. Most people are going to think the trigger was a mea culpa speech a couple days ago on the CNBC money show, Squawkbox, by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Chrysler's Back. Government Works. Fairies Aren't Real.

    Wonderful story for an old Detroit homeboy in today's New York Times chronicling the incredible comeback and stunning success of Chrysler. Since emerging from bankruptcy and repaying all of its government loans, Chrysler Group LLC has leaped ahead of global competitors, according to the Times: "On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Craig Watkins Makes Good on Threat to Sue Mortgage Processor Over "Tens of Millions"

    ​Back in August, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he was taking a long, hard look at Mortgage Electronic Registration System, which, as we noted at the time, was created in 1995 by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other financial institutions to speed up the recording and transfer of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    State GOP Legislators' Revenge Won't Be on Democrats, But on the Old, Poor and Sick

    ​People all over America should watch the special session of the Texas Legislature, just now beginning, if they want to see what Republicans are really up to. Among other things, they're out to kill Medicare and Medicaid. The regular session was stymied at the last minute when Democratic sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Paul Krugman Is Very Worried About Texas

    ​Speaking of the great state o' Texas's $25-billion budget shortfall ...Clearly, there are many Get Him to the Greek fans amongst the Friends of Unfair Park who've spent the better part of the morning filling the in-box with a copy of actor and Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman's piece in today's Ne ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    RIght Cross

    Is George W. Bush a conservative? Author Bruce Bartlett doesn't think so,

    and saying that cost him his job.

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Rebel Hunter

    Oak Cliff's Ed Sebesta helped topple Trent Lott

  • News

    March 7, 1996

    Feeling small

    Pat Buchanan ponders his puny conscience