A freshman in the Texas Legislature finds everything from the sublime to the ridiculous—well, maybe not the sublime.
Houston has the healthiest urban economy in the nation, but money can’t buy happiness.
You’ve heard of the Texas Water Plan; now meet the Texas Coal Plan.
The Viet Nam War was the second this country lost.
We just rate them. You voted for them.
Those who laugh first at the Texas Legislature do not laugh last.
Jimmy Carter’s energy program wants to bury the age of oil and gas whether it’s dead or not.
For years, liberals have been the biggest critics of Austin city government. What happened when the got the power to do something about it?
South Texas has had a revolution, but itÃs not the one José Angel Guttiérrez planned.
These bureaucrats belong in a zoo.
Is it worth being a United States senator when you’re on the losing side all the time? Ask John Tower.
There are two things you should never see being made: sausage and legislation. All in all, we’d rather watch sausage.
The new campaign financing law takes all the fun out of fund raising.
Is Barbara Jordan really worth all the fuss?
From poor black girl to presidential possibility, in ten not-so-easy lessons.
Why you shouldn’t lose any sleep over your congressman’s nocturnal habits.
. . .but back home? Never.
Can Texas Democrats find happiness? In New York, maybe—
This politician controls the purse strings of the richest city in Texas. And he’s ready for bigger things.
What LBJ did best was wheel and deal. So what’s wrong with that?
Is one man one vote just another numbers racket?
Politics, like fashion, is a fickle business.
Rating the Texas Congressmen from number one to, sigh, number twenty-two.
The natural gas deregulation bill almost made it through the labyrinth of Congress, but not exactly in the way they tell it in the civics books.
You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.
From a long heritage of paternalism Fort Worth gropes toward democracy.
Hugh Aynesworth can’t escape what he witnessed in 1963.
Who is Kirkpatrick Sale and why is he saying all those terrible things about us?
Did the Sharpstown Scandal really make any difference?
Lyndon Johnson left an indelible impression on people—and a few black and blue marks, too.
First the boy made the man—then the man re-made the boy.
News flash: Lloyd Bentsen is still running for president.
The people of No Man‘s Land are wondering whether government really works.