Daily Archives: March 6, 2009

Jim Hightower

Let’s talk pills. To treat everything from allergies to heart problems, half of Americans take a prescription medicine every day, and nearly all of us reach for the pill bottle on occasion. It’s perfectly safe, though, because the Food and …

Dateline

While I waited for the safety instructor, my eyes wandered to a laminated photograph on the wall. Among motivational posters of sunset kayakers and snow-peaked mountains, a nervously grinning man held up the drooping carcass of a 9-foot diamondback rattlesnake …

Review

Adam Braver’s novel about that day in Dallas, published in November 2008, 45 years after the assassination, apparently arrived too late for Texas media to take note. Near the end of December, I discovered the book serendipitously at my local …

Review

If American citizens had been forced to rely solely upon federal regulators to protect themselves from asbestos exposure, we might still find ourselves routinely exposed. Republicans like to make hay about “avaricious” plaintiff lawyers, but it is precisely such lawyers, …

Bad Bills

ROUND ‘EM UP House Bills 254 & 261 Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler On Feb. 18, Texas Employers for Immigration Reform held a debate between Reps. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, and Rafael Anchia, a Dallas Democrat. Afterward, Harry Joe, an …

Bad Bills

ROUND ‘EM UP House Bills 254 & 261 Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler On Feb. 18, Texas Employers for Immigration Reform held a debate between Reps. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, and Rafael Anchia, a Dallas Democrat. Afterward, Harry Joe, an …

Send Us Your Waste

Rod Baltzer, president of Waste Control Specialists LLC, calls the licensing of the company’s radioactive waste dump in Andrews County a “tremendous accomplishment.” True enough. But Waste Control is not resting on its laurels. The company has rapidly unfolding plans …

Revolving-Door Democrats

In 2006, public relations giant Fleishman-Hillard Inc. announced that it was merging a recently acquired firm-Mercury Public Affairs-into Fleishman’s lobby division under former Texas Congressman Max Sandlin, the company’s newly hired co-chair. The drab press release recounting these facts illustrated …

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