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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, Dec. 24, 2004

The D.A. Makes a Deal

They stole the Lege – will we get more in return than a sermon?

Michael King, Dec. 17, 2004

Findings of Fact

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

Michael King, Dec. 10, 2004

Sore Winners

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

Michael King, Dec. 3, 2004

The Price of an Education

As the Lege looms, don't bet the house on new money for schools

Michael King, Nov. 26, 2004

Picking Up the Pieces

Amidst the electoral rubble shine the gems of political opportunity – and human comedy

Michael King, Nov. 12, 2004

The Siege Continues

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

Michael King, Nov. 5, 2004

Kerry Year One

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

Michael King, Oct. 29, 2004

Texas Family Values

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

Michael King, Oct. 22, 2004


Tom DeLay setting new 'salacious' standards in congressional ethics

Michael King, Oct. 15, 2004

The Global Test

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

Michael King, Oct. 8, 2004

Plead Ignorance

In the wake of the TRMPAC indictments, the big players are scurrying for cover

Michael King, Oct. 1, 2004

The Challenge of Judge Dietz

School finance decision puts responsibility where it's always been - on all of us

Michael King, Sep. 24, 2004

The Home Stretch

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

Michael King, Sep. 10, 2004

The Operation Was Successful …

The jury's still out on "tort reform" – but the courthouse door is closed

Michael King, Sep. 3, 2004

Following Tomstown's Money

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

Michael King, Aug. 27, 2004

Back to School

From Dallas to the Border, Texas shortchanges its children and its future

Michael King, Aug. 20, 2004

Robin Hood Goes to Court

The Lege punts, and the judge catches the school-finance football

Michael King, Aug. 13, 2004

Slash the State

In Texas, the social contract is now written in disappearing ink

Michael King, Aug. 6, 2004

Get In Line

In the new Texas arithmetic, nothing for nothing leaves nothing

Michael King, Jul. 23, 2004

Picking Up the CHIPs

Clarendon scandal opens a window on the joys of privatization

Michael King, Jul. 16, 2004

Call Him Unimpeachable?

The governor's gamble on casinos may yet come up snake-eyes

Michael King, Jul. 9, 2004

The Talented Tenth

Complaints arise over the Top 10% law – because it's working too well

Michael King, Jul. 2, 2004

The Posse Convenes

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

Michael King, Jun. 25, 2004

Bait and Switch

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

Michael King, Jun. 18, 2004

The Elephants at Play

GOP State Convention features flags, sanctimony, preaching … and a little politics

Michael King, Jun. 11, 2004

Capitol Chronicle

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics … and then there's the TAKS test

Michael King, Jun. 4, 2004

Pardoned by Satan

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

Michael King, May. 28, 2004

Snake Eyes

As Perry's session goes down to defeat, the rest of Texas celebrates a victory

Michael King, May. 21, 2004

Passing the Buck

With the special session nearly gone, the goal continues to recede

Michael King, May. 14, 2004

Coming Up Lemons

The House Bill on public school finance goes to the floor, and it's all about tax cuts and slot machines

Michael King, May. 7, 2004

Capitol Chronicle

The real sin is failure to fund public education

Michael King, Apr. 30, 2004

What's So Special?

Gov. Perry calls a special session, and pits property taxes against schoolchildren

Michael King, Apr. 23, 2004

A Special Agenda

The leading proposals focus on cutting taxes and finding substitute funds

Michael King, Apr. 23, 2004

The Batting Order

The major players in the special session feature a range of motives

Michael King, Apr. 23, 2004

Tits for Tots

The governor rolls out his school finance plan, starring smoking, gambling, Desirée, and Ecstasy

Michael King, Apr. 16, 2004

Suffer the Little Children

The Lege cutbacks to CHIP and social services have little to do with fiscal conservatism

Michael King, Apr. 9, 2004

Kill the Messenger!

In the Tomstown counterattack, the GOP spin doctors are pointing the finger in every direction

Michael King, Apr. 2, 2004

What School Finance Crisis?

The Lege considers school finance, and recommends ways to cut wages and fire teachers

Michael King, Mar. 26, 2004

Good Enough for Your Kid

The Lege considers the cost of an "adequate" public school education

Michael King, Mar. 12, 2004

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