U.S. Representative Marc Veasey doesn't have a Republican opponent in Congressional District 33, which is made up of gerrymandered swaths of Oak Cliff, Irving and Tarrant County. That doesn't mean he's running unopposed, just that his sole challenger happens to be Jason Reeves, a California-born Lib ... More >>
John Jay Myers owns the Free Man, a Cajun joint in Deep Ellum. He also runs a wholesale embroidery business, has a "deep, deep mistrust of the government," would like to legalize medical marijuana, and thinks we should bring all the U.S. troops home. And he believes Texans are being denied a chance ... More >>
As you may have noticed, Wikipedia, the world's leading purveyor of pretty accurate information, was offline yesterday, one of thousands of websites blacked out in protest of Congress' SOPA and the Senate's PIPA anti-piracy bills. Giants such as Facebook, Google and LinkedIn issued letters of ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraYesterday, at 4 p.m. sharp, men wearing weight belts and camouflage pants lined up next to young families pushing baby strollers as nearly 400 people bearing backpacks, weights, logs and photos of loved ones set out along the 9.3 mile loop around the White Rock Lake. It was ... More >>
Congressman Joe BartonThe Redistricting Commission, charged with redrawing city council district boundaries, meets tomorrow at 6 p.m. at City Hall, at which time commission members Domingo Garcia, Donna Halstead and Gary Griffith and chair Ruth Morgan will present to the public early-look maps an ... More >>
R. Allen StanfordSpencer Barasch is a partner at the downtown Dallas law firm Andrews Kurth, where he is in charge of the corporate governance and securities enforcement team. But before that, and for close to 20 years, he worked for the Fort Worth office of the Securities and Exchange Commission ... 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 >>
Ralph JanveyA dip into the downtown federal courthouse grab bag this morning comes up with two interesting filings. Let's begin with this one.You probably recognize the name Ralph Janvey by now. For a long while, the partner at the Ross Avenue law firm of Krage & Janvey has been the court-app ... More >>
It didn't have to happen.
The Dallas County Republican Party continued to pick up the pieces from another rough election cycle as it celebrated its largest annual fund-raiser last night at the Westin Park Central Hotel. The Reagan Day Dinner featured House Speaker Joe Straus and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who spok ... More >>
While speaking with one of Mayor Tom Leppert's consultants last month, I asked if Leppert was considering running for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat. At that point, I heard he was contemplating the political leap from a few sources, but the response was something along the lines of: "Right ... More >>
Recently, when I was handed the assignment of writing a weekly political column for our Web site and blog, I hoped to go as long as possible without writing about the Trinity River vote, since people far smarter than I -- and Steve Blow -- have explored every corner of this debate for months. So, on ... More >>
Colleen McCain Nelson was a crackerjack City Hall reporter for The Dallas Morning News before becoming an editorial writer. She’s a very smart and accomplished pro. The tortured logic, pathetic attempts at obfuscation and ultimate dishonesty of her editorial in The News yesterday about Congresswom ... More >>
Leppert and Oakley show that what you think about Dallas politics could be wrong
Ralph Isenberg is bringing home the missus and their 18-month-old daughter after months in exile, more or less. Former City Plan Commission member Ralph Isenberg called me this week from Guangzhou, China -- at 3 a.m. his time-- to say that his years-long effort to get a visa for his Chinese-born wif ... 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 >>
Plus: Back to China
The strange tale of a man and his Chinese bride that has Dallas talking
Thinking about taking out a payday loan? Think again, sucker.
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
How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.
A gun-toting fugitive gets a hand from Chuck Norris, while a father waits for help from anywhere
Dallas Hispanic Republicans fight historic allegiances -- and a few slashed tires
Magnum CPA; Advise and consent;Regina who?
How can we miss you...; And take Julio with you; Penny pinchers; Bad timing; Turnabout is fair play
Bill Simpson is eager to dig up dirt on you. He'll even write down your license plate number if you visit a topless bar. But the self-appointed guardian of Dallas morals doesn't want you to know anything about him.
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?