Daily Archives: May 18, 2007

DeLay, Ink

No Retreat, No Surrender When No Retreat, No Surrender surfaced, I hoped that Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader, might yet accomplish something constructive-perhaps becoming one of this century’s wicked masters of vituperative, vindictive prose. Imagine my delight on …

Capitol Offense

Last September, Heath Chandler made an audacious decision, or so it seemed. The Houston contractor chose to break the law. Since 2003, every home builder in Texas has been legally required to register with the state’s most heralded new regulatory …

Capitol Offense

Last September, Heath Chandler made an audacious decision, or so it seemed. The Houston contractor chose to break the law. Since 2003, every home builder in Texas has been legally required to register with the state’s most heralded new regulatory …

Bad Bills

WALLEYED House Bill 3653 Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) Anti-immigrant forces would love to build one giant wall along the Texas-Mexico border to keep the brown menace out, but even they recognize that the giant cost to the state isn’t easy …

Jim Hightower

Ford Motor Co. executives say they are going to make environmentally sustainable, fuel-efficient cars. Again. Not “again” in the sense that they’ve actually been making green cars. They’re just saying again that they intend to. Ford honchos once pledged to …

Editorial

After four years of Republican dominance in Austin, you can throw a dart at the organizational chart of Texas government and reliably hit a state agency corrupted by influence peddling of some sort. There’s no better example of the pay-to-play …

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