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Cancer in the Country

There was a time before nukes and progress covered up the pretty places in North Texas. By KENDALL MCCOOK Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant rests on...

Their Texas

The Tea Party had limited success challenging Republican incumbents this election cycle, as business groups finally started fighting back to avoid a repeat of...

Bad for Your Health

When I talked to Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks a few weeks ago, she was ticking off a list of problems in...

Catching Congress

Dog catches car. That’s what a seasoned moderate Texas Republican thinks it will look like if, by the time you read this, his party...

Risk Is Not a Game

When American military leaders advised President Bush against escalating our troop presence in Iraq, he responded by, in essence, purging them - and then...

Bad Choices

There are, we are told, only two options: We stop burning fossil fuels before our carbon dioxide emissions drive the planet’s average temperature up by...

Let Them Eat Cake

I guess the bullies will always be with us. Nowadays they’re targeting the poor. No surprise there. Bullies always single out those who are...

Oil to Dry Our Tears?

Someday I'd like to see the Sahara Desert. My Uncle Jimmy made an unscheduled stop there 20 years ago. On Sept. 19, 1989, he hopped...

Grass Capitalist

What's scarier than socialism for some? Obameritocracy. By BEN SWALLOW Toward the end of the presidential campaign, I started hearing the Republican rank and file express...

100 Years of Painting

It’s taken 50 years, but two of Fort Worth’s most outstanding (and still living) modern painters will finally exhibit their work together. On Saturday,...