Instead of calling upon the better angels of our nature, as Lincoln put it in trying to heal a divided nation, some sacrifice civility on the altar of personal or party triumph.
Spend some time reading newspaper articles about the candidates and visiting their websites …
The matter gets more toxic when religion drives our politics, rather than merely informing them.
Those of us who pay more attention to city politics wondered: If this was a victory, what does defeat look like?
How bad is this idea? It’s so bad that people who wouldn’t want to be seen in the same room together, like Laura Miller and myself, agree that it’s a disaster.
It’s political grandstanding of the highest order by a mayor who long ago discovered the value of style over substance.
In short, the deal will be nothing less than welfare for Jones – someone whose franchise, according to estimates by Forbes magazine, is worth almost $1 billion, which is more than the Rangers and Mavericks combined.
“Of course there’s a crisis of leadership. This is a council-manager form of government. There aren’t supposed to be any leaders …”
The following is a free political announcement, for the benefit of everyone who is already tired of the mayoral campaign.
Dear candidates: What type of development (if any), do you favor at White Rock Lake, and how should this development be decided, managed and/or paid for?
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with expecting citizens to exercise our brains on issues of municipal importance.
She must run for re-election in the spring, which means she is going to have to defend her record. Which means she is going to have to find one to defend, and there just isn’t much there.