Dan Morales is an Unreliable Narrator With a Story

Dan Morales wants Texas to reopen its multibillion-dollar tobacco litigation, suggesting the state might be able to claim all or some of the $3.2 billion awarded to outside attorneys in that case.

So far, nobody seems to be listening.

At another time in the former state attorney general’s career, this would be the stuff of packed news conferences, lights, cameras and headlines. He was part of a generation of elected Texas Democrats who once appeared to be on their way to the offices that are instead occupied exclusively by their Republican contemporaries. He was a star, a former legislator ...

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