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

Beware the scare tactics in Fort Worth school bond election

| |Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Waving around a big red number distracts voters from examining district’s needs.

Immigration study holds no real promise

| |Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Basic conclusions of a 2006 comptroller’s study likely have changed little.

Fort Worth ISD debt load key to election

| |Friday, Oct. 04, 2013

Comparisons to other North Texas districts show Fort Worth is in good shape.

Parties in Texas must tread lightly on education

| |Friday, Sep. 27, 2013

Democrats traditionally draw strength from campaigning for schools, but there are hazards.

‘There’s a lot to learn about being old’

| |Friday, Sep. 20, 2013

Medicare and all its parts can be confusing. I’m lucky to be young.

No new taxes — for Republicans, that is

| |Friday, Sep. 06, 2013

Some counties get funding that North Texas sought in 2009.

Airline antitrust case needs fair amount of time

| |Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

The Justice Department says it sees ‘substantial threat’ to consumers from the proposed American-US Airways merger

Pay raise plan is gem in Fort Worth’s budget plan

| |Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

General employees have had only one raise in five years.

Headwinds battering FWISD school bond plan

| |Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

Even Chamber of Commerce board members are wringing their hands.

Empty pockets and California dreaming down in Austin

| |Thursday, Aug. 01, 2013

Legislators are trying to come up with new transportation funding ideas.