Elect the insurance commissioner?

Mar 4, 2009 By Paul Burka

Everybody who follows politics knows about the doctrine of unforeseen consequences. That is not the problem with the proposal to elect the insurance commissioner. The problem is foreseeable consequences. Texas elects the members of the Railroad Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry. Who contributes money to Railroad Commission…


Feb 1, 2000 By Paul Burka

Is Kay Bailey Hutchison plotting a run for Governor? And other questions about Texas politics in the new millennium.


Jul 31, 1997 By Joe Nick Patoski

McAllen’s mayor is Branded a loser for the first time in twenty years.