Politics

Who Brought Down DeLay?

September 28, 2005 - As disgraced Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) starts pondering why he ever left the bug extermination business, the media is hammering on Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who brought the indictment against DeLay's corporate fundraising machine.

The hammer drops...

By R. Neal
September 28, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Scotty McLellan, just now in a news conference: "Tom DeLay is an ally, a leader, and someone we have worked closely with to get things done for the American people." OK, then.

"Ongoing Victory" Over Budget Fat?

September 15, 2005 - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) announced earlier this week that Republican Congress had done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory" in the war on excess spending.

The Corporate Give-Away Game

September 7, 2005 - You don't hear much about it, but one of the biggest policy issues at the local level is corporate development subsidies -- the $50 billion state and local governments spend each year to entice business to relocate or expand in their area.

Poverty on the march

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal A new report by the Census Bureau says that the number of people living in poverty in the U.S. has increased by 1.1 million since 2003: