On Inside Texas Politics, 50-years ago Sunday morning... Channel 8 and ABC were in continuous coverage. That was unheard of back then. It was on this day - that Jack Ruby murdered Lee Harvey Oswald. Dallas carefully controlled commemorations this year. But couldn't control the words of an essay in the New York Times. It not only irked many in North Texas. It also prompted a rare response from The Dallas Morning News. Whitely interviews William McKenzie... the Dallas Morning News Editorial columnist who wrote that reply. And joining the questioning as always - Gromer Jeffers - political writer for The Dallas Morning News.
He was a legendary Democrat. Aside from Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy was one of the most die-hard Democrats. But Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer - says if Kennedy were alive today - he'd be a Republican. That's the focus of Flashpoint. Davis argues his point from the right. And from the left author and producer Katie Sherrod is shaking her head.
And on My Voice, My Opinion, it's time to get back to the biggest issue in Texas politics, according to Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. That's the campaign for open carry. Kennedy says voices on both sides have gotten louder lately. But not smarter.