In Dallas and across the country, hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation’s sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.
From Angela Hunt's Flickr accountDwaine Caraway, Sheila Jackson Lee and Barbara Mallory Caraway in Austin in 2006The same police recording that Mayor Dwaine Caraway fought bitterly to suppress actually makes him sound like a concerned husband -- calm, cool and collected -- trying to protect the g ... More >>
Slate's just posted a piece by the suddenly omnipresent Mimi Swartz headlined "Waiting for Ike: The five stages of hurricane anxiety." Which are, in order: anticipation, shopping, denial, panic and acceptance. To the latter point, Swartz writes from Houston, "It is time to admit that the only thing ... More >>
Merritt Martin Hillary Clinton in Oak Cliff this morning, with council member Vonciel Jones Hill (far left), U.S. congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (left) and council member Pauline Medrano (right) While thousands waited up, down and around the Reunion Arena parking garage to see Barack Obama Wednes ... More >>
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