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  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Texas' Generous Tax Giveaways for Biz Look Less Magical When You Do the Math

    Eric has already noticed The New York Times piece this morning focused on Dallas's own G. Brint Ryan as a sort of national go-to fixer for companies seeking generous tax breaks from state and local government. The Times piece reports the hard side of those tax breaks -- the screws put to public educ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Government Agency Issues Final Report on Collapse of Cowboys' Practice Facility

    ‚ÄčToday, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released its 125-page final report on the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility out at Valley Ranch on May 9, during that surprise spring storm that left special teams coach Joe DeCamillis with crushed vertebrae and scout Rich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Stop the Presses! They're Too Cheap!

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends us a fascinating story involving a Seattle-based law firm specializing in international affairs, a Japanese-based maker of printing presses, The Dallas Morning News, the illegal sale of printing presses, and a $19-million dollar settlement last month in a malpractice su ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    The Hunted

    Minutemen train their sights on a new target: Hispanic day laborers

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Trashy Dreams

    The city hopes its new "eco-park" will mean jobs and business. That may take some luck.

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    Our Man in Saipan

    Dick Armey thinks he's found a free-market paradise in the Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory where the workers never complain, the factories never quit, and wages are so low, even welfare mothers can hire a Filipino maid

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Static Quo

    The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Quarterback sneak

    How Ron Kirk secretly pulled the strings in city's Big 12 deal

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Another view

    What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena