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.
| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
The state is looking for trouble with an unfunded mandate.
| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
Some of the talk says the rate could go higher, but don’t believe it.
| |Friday, Apr. 04, 2014
Focus pre-k on serving more kids or on results-based methods?
| |Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014
Arlington ISD proposal is the third-largest in the state, but still looks good.
| |Friday, Mar. 21, 2014
Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has let himself be out-wrestled on the sensitive issue of equal pay for equal work by Texas women.
| |Friday, Mar. 14, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry makes a media splash every time he talks about Texas easing off on marijuana penalties. He’s not above grabbing attention, so he has talked about it several times recently.
| |Thursday, Mar. 06, 2014
Tea Party’s primary election success will shape legislative session.
| |Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Anti-debt argument can be expected but doesn’t hold water.
| |Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
A Texas case shows how government regulators sometimes step on the First Amendment.
| |Friday, Feb. 07, 2014
All that talk about high-speed rail in Texas is quickly turning to action.