Cynthia M. Allen

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

How to tackle healthcare in the new Congress

File this one under reasons to remain skeptical of Obamacare.

This week, video surfaced showing professor, economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber describe before an audience at the University of Pennsylvania how deception, “a lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” were all critical in getting President Obama’s signature healthcare policy passed into law. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A new arts school for Fort Worth — but where?

Fort Worth is building a Fame arts school, which is a very big deal for young performers and artists.

The question is where to build it, which is a very big deal for Fort Worth. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Texas short on docs and short on residency slots

Two of the state’s most powerful advocacy groups, the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Association of Business, are closely aligned on an issue they want the Legislature to address come January: Texas is short on doctors, both primary care physicians and specialists.

A rapidly growing Texas population, aging baby boomers and increases in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension mean the problem is only getting worse, especially in rural areas. Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Execution of mentally ill man next month must be stopped

In 1992, Scott Louis Panetti went to the home of his in-laws in Fredericksburg, where his wife was staying with their 3-year-old daughter.

Armed with a .30-06 rifle, he forced his way into the house and assaulted his wife, according to Death Row records at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Read more