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The True Cost of Empire
The sacrifices of U.S. soldiers represent only an installment on the payments due

Michael King, News, Dec. 24, 2004

The DA Makes a Deal
They stole the Lege – will we get more in return than a sermon?

Michael King, News, Dec. 17, 2004

Findings of Fact
The Dietz decision recounts at length the financial straits of the public schools

Michael King, News, Dec. 10, 2004

Sore Winners
Sore Winners
The GOP seems determined to make representative government a game of 'winner-take-all'

Michael King, News, Dec. 3, 2004

The Price of an Education
The Price of an Education
As the Lege looms, don't bet the house on new money for schools

Michael King, News, Nov. 26, 2004

Picking Up the Pieces
Amidst the electoral rubble shine the gems of political opportunity and human comedy

Michael King, News, Nov. 12, 2004

The Siege Continues
The Siege Continues
No matter who wins the election, Iraqis awaken to occupation, devastation, and slaughter

Michael King, News, Nov. 5, 2004

Kerry Year One
Kerry Year One
No surprises at the Texas dailies – one good failure deserves another

Michael King, News, Oct. 29, 2004

Texas Family Values
Why don't we protect our children? Because we'd rather not spend the money.

Michael King, News, Oct. 22, 2004

Contemptible
Contemptible
Tom Delay setting new 'Salacious' standards in Congressional ethics

Michael King, News, Oct. 15, 2004

The Global Test
The Global Test
Whatever happens next month, we all have plenty of work to do

Michael King, News, Oct. 8, 2004

Plead Ignorance
Plead Ignorance
In the wake of the TRMPAC Indictments, the big players are scurrying for cover

Michael King, News, Oct. 1, 2004

The Challenge of Judge Dietz
The Challenge of Judge Dietz
School finance decision puts responsibility where it's always been on all of us

Michael King, News, Sept. 24, 2004

The Home Stretch
The Home Stretch
Texans should have a visceral sense of what's at stake in Bush vs. Kerry

Michael King, News, Sept. 10, 2004

The Operation Was Successful ...
The jury's still out on Texas 'tort reform' but the courtroom door is closed

Michael King, News, Sept. 3, 2004

Following Tomstown's Money
Following Tomstown's Money
It's election season in Texas. Are there indictments in the air?

Michael King, News, Aug. 27, 2004

Back to School
From Dallas to the border, Texas shortchanges its children and its future

Michael King, News, Aug. 20, 2004

Robin Hood Goes to Court
Robin Hood Goes to Court
The Lege punts, and the judge catches the school-finance football

Michael King, News, Aug. 13, 2004

Slash the State
Slash the State
The social contract is now written in disappearing ink

Michael King, News, Aug. 6, 2004

Get in Line
Get in Line
In the new Texas arithmetic, nothing for nothing leaves nothing

Michael King, News, July 23, 2004

Picking Up the CHIPs
Clarendon scandal opens a window on the joys of privatization

Michael King, News, July 16, 2004

Call Him Unimpeachable?
Call Him Unimpeachable?
The Governor's gamble on casinos may yet come up snake eyes

Michael King, News, July 9, 2004

The Talented Tenth
Complaints arise against the top 10% law because it's working all too well

Michael King, News, July 2, 2004

The Posse Convenes
The Posse Convenes
In Houston, Texas Democrats unite behind one cause: dumping Bush

Michael King, News, June 25, 2004

Bait and Switch
We may get another special session, but school funding remains a poor bet

Michael King, News, June 18, 2004

The Elephants at Play
The Elephants at Play
GOP State Convention features flags, sanctimony, preaching ... and a little politics

Michael King, News, June 11, 2004

Testing, Testing, 1 2 3 ...
The new TAKS numbers say something about Texas schools ... just what is uncertain

Michael King, News, June 4, 2004

Pardoned by Satan
Pardoned by Satan
If Texas can't kill the insane, where will the madness end?

Michael King, News, May 28, 2004

Snake Eyes
Snake Eyes
As Perry's session goes down in defeat, the rest of Texas gets a victory

Michael King, News, May 21, 2004

Passing the Buck
Passing the Buck
In the Capitol game of chutes and ladders, we're just about back at square one

Michael King, News, May 14, 2004

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