Professional political watchers say there’s no clear frontrunner among the nine candidates seeking to replace Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in the May 4 municipal elections — making the race wide open. Each candidate will need to clearly communicate what approaches and priorities make him or her distinct.
High-speed rail developers have been eyeing a 240-mile stretch of mostly rural land sandwiched between the urban hubs of Dallas and Houston for years. Their goal: buy it up and build America’s first bullet train. But several rural landowners don't plan on giving up their private property without a fight.
MIT professor Simon Johnson – a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund – joins us to make the case that public investment is needed to pump life into our economy.
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