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Phil Gramm

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Jeb Hensarling Is Friend to Working Moms and Billionaire Tax-Evading Vultures Alike

    A career as a rough-and-ready entrepreneurial job creator just ain't what it used to be. I'm thinking about Cyrus McCormick sweating his brow off at the smithy on his dad's farm in Virginia where he eventually banged together the first horse-drawn reaper in 1831, or Henry Ford 65 years later bangin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Harold Simmons, Exemplar of a New Class of Political Mega-Donor, Is Dead

    Harold Simmons, 82, who in the last presidential election became the most prolific political donor in the country, died Saturday at the Baylor University Medical Center. His legacy is complicated -- at once toxic, literally and figuratively, and marked by laudable philanthropy. He grew up in Golden ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    How greedy speculators bought politicians and drove up the price of oil.

  • News

    June 16, 2011

    Holy Crap: Does Perry Have a Prayer?

    Dear, God, let's hope not.

  • News

    May 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    The Big Rich Author Plunges the Stake Deep in the Heart of "Texas Power"

    Bryan Burrough was in town earlier this week to sell a few copies of his must-read tome The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Been looking forward to the book ever since September, matter of fact, when Vanity Fair excerpted a chapter that made mention of H.L. Hunt strol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Jeb Hensarling: Either the New Newt or Just a Baby-Faced Mutineer

    Jeb Hensarling casting his vote against the $700 billion bailout bill. If you thought last night's blowout victory in the Senate meant the bailout bill was going to pass the House without a fight ... well, you probably didn't, actually. Which is why this USA Today piece on Dallas's Jeb Hensarling -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Wagman the Dog: Or, Enron Did It!

    In May 2000, Brent Wagman pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud -- something to do with his pocketing $30 million in worthless high interest corporate notes sold to retirees and other elderly folks across the U.S. and A. Wagman ran several companies out of a Dallas office, among them Redba ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2002

    Eschewing the Fat

    Interest groups battle over your next meal

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Aden

    Topsiders (Teenbeat)

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    The Real "Goofball"

    Plus: Circle of Pain, What a Guy, Tiger's Eye

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Selling Ron

    A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Vote for Dad

    Plus: Golden Gramms

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Enron's End Run

    To make a mess as big as the Enron debacle, you need some friends in high places--Texas Senator Phil Gramm and his wife, for instance

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    SNAFU

    Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Down by the Old Mill

    A band of East Texas environmentalists takes on a polluting paper plant and proves that might doesn't always make right, even in a company town

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    War and Peace

    John WorldPeace thinks he can take the governor's office, one poison phone call at a time

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    Buzz

    What makes Bobby run?

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Swing Vote

    Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Buzz

    Why wait?; Real world

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Grandma goes electric

    Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Buzz

    Hold these balls; A reader gets fished in; George W., globetrotter

  • 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

  • News

    July 2, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    May 21, 1998
  • Calendar

    February 26, 1998
  • News

    December 4, 1997
  • Film

    April 17, 1997

    Mia & Peter & Liza & Mazursky

    The USA Film Festival offers an unapologetic orgy of movie delights

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    Campaign casualty

    Cheryl Wattley's appointment to the federal bench is M.I.A. in presidential politics

  • News

    April 11, 1996
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    March 28, 1996

    The Unbearable Lightness of Victor

    He's a nice guy. He drives a pickup truck. But Victor Morales doesn't belong in the U.S. Senate.

  • News

    March 7, 1996
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    March 7, 1996

    Feeling small

    Pat Buchanan ponders his puny conscience

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Lost in loonyland

    Pat Buchanan waves the bigot's banner in New Hampshire

  • News

    February 29, 1996
  • News

    February 22, 1996

    The rise and fall of Phil Gramm

    Texas' former presidential candidate never learned the art of compromise

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Blue-collar blue bloods

    Phil Gramm and the R's cozy up to the average working guy

  • News

    December 21, 1995
  • News

    December 21, 1995

    'Johnny B' is a good choice

    Bryant's announcement should give Gramm a real race

  • News

    November 30, 1995
  • News

    November 16, 1995

    Nasty and negative

    Colin Powell's decision reveals distasteful state of American politics

  • News

    October 26, 1995

    Judge, not?

    Dallas attorney Cheryl Wattley's nomination for the federal bench is in limbo

  • News

    July 20, 1995

    Texas' revenge on America

    Why do we love Washington's most hated politician?

  • News

    July 6, 1995

    Mo better

    Remembering Mo Udall, a truly decent man

  • News

    June 22, 1995

    Countering the 'Get Clinton' movement

    Some day, someone's bound to notice that Clinton made government work better

  • Calendar

    June 22, 1995
  • News

    April 13, 1995
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    March 2, 1995

    Rough road ahead

    NAFTA road warriors fight it out for federal funding

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Blah, blah

    Hypercritical politics deliver nowhere politicians

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