Articles from February, 2013

Mailbag: “Thanks again for showing your true colors”

We’re showing our colors, readers say, which is bad.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.

David Dewhurst’s Phoenix kidnapping claim reborn

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of Texas may have been the first political leader to say Phoenix is a world kidnapping capital. Will NRA leader Wayne LaPierre be the last to loft this unsupported claim?  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Texas judge read PolitiFact before finding school finance system unconstitutional

A news bulletin said PolitiFact influenced a judge’s decision that the Texas school funding system is again unconstitutional. Aw shucks. Really?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

UPDATED: California pokes at Texas mostly hold up

A Sacramento Bee editorial leveled several criticisms of Texas. We rated most of them True or Mostly True.

By Sue Owen, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:59 p.m.

Gun-crime claims abound, but which are on target?

Claims about gun crime and gun control are thick in the air, and we’ve recently tackled some from prominent Texas politicians. Do stricter gun laws coincide with higher crime? Are hammers and clubs used to kill more people than rifles? Read on.

By Sue Owen :: Published on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.

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