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 >>
How greedy speculators bought politicians and drove up the price of oil.
Dear, God, let's hope not.
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 stro ... More >>
Interest groups battle over your next meal
Plus: Circle of Pain, What a Guy, Tiger's Eye
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?
Plus: Golden Gramms
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
Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal
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
John WorldPeace thinks he can take the governor's office, one poison phone call at a time
What makes Bobby run?
The Vietnamese son of a black American soldier faces a long trip "home"
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.
Why wait?; Real world
Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"
Hold these balls; A reader gets fished in; George W., globetrotter
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins is no longer seeking a federal bench, but his days of public service are far from over
The USA Film Festival offers an unapologetic orgy of movie delights
Cheryl Wattley's appointment to the federal bench is M.I.A. in presidential politics
He's a nice guy. He drives a pickup truck. But Victor Morales doesn't belong in the U.S. Senate.
Pat Buchanan ponders his puny conscience
Pat Buchanan waves the bigot's banner in New Hampshire
Texas' former presidential candidate never learned the art of compromise
Phil Gramm and the R's cozy up to the average working guy
Bryant's announcement should give Gramm a real race
Colin Powell's decision reveals distasteful state of American politics
Dallas attorney Cheryl Wattley's nomination for the federal bench is in limbo
Why do we love Washington's most hated politician?
Remembering Mo Udall, a truly decent man
Some day, someone's bound to notice that Clinton made government work better
NAFTA road warriors fight it out for federal funding
Hypercritical politics deliver nowhere politicians