Take an issue that's full of sometimes-complicated details like Texas public school finance, throw in an element of urgency like the need for better transportation solutions in Dallas-Fort Worth, add a healthy helping of local interest spiced with some controversy and you have the perfect assignment for Mike Norman to examine in depth. Mike is the newspaper's editorial director.

E-mail: mnorman@star-telegram.com

Texas short on docs and short on residency slots

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

New medical schools will churn out grads, but we’re losing them.

Denton fracking ban a stunning protest success

| |Friday, Nov. 07, 2014

Grassroots campaign tapped into frustration with urban drilling.

FWISD must show competence on bond projects

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Voters will forgive cost-cutting before they’ll forget flip-flopping.

‘Superintendent’s profile’ is kind of touchy-feely

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Fort Worth school board won’t interview candidates until January.

Evidence against Texas voter ID law convincing

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Appeals court ignored reality, sending the case to the Supreme Court.

Can Wendy Davis win without being elected?

| |Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014

The last Democrat to run for governor got only 42 percent of the vote.

Challenging Granger for Congress is a tough task

| |Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

Democrat Mark Greene has tried this before, as have others.

Texas lawmakers will have to tackle electronic privacy issues

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Committee hears complaints about restrictions on law enforcement.

Top priority: Finding a new leader at Fort Worth ISD

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

Needs of students leave trustees with no time to waste.

School finance ruling crosses into new territory

| |Thursday, Sep. 04, 2014

Previous rulings didn’t directly require more money like this one does.