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Recently, three Cedar Park City Council members took heat for some of their actions and public comments. The three attended a protest at the Leander Public Library – outside the city they … more
After next year's census, legislatures in most states will draw new congressional districts, and if one party dominates the legislature, the odds are that the districts will be drawn in a way that … more
Leander ISD has its share of big problems — which is not unusual for a big, rapidly growing suburban school district. In fact, many of these problems are to be expected.For example, the … more
The Trump administration is engaged in a government-wide coverup of an urgent investigation into the abuse of foundational policy designed to ensure fair federal representation and provision of … more
Last Thursday, the Leander City Council approved a change to its meeting schedule that will create a separate twice-monthly meeting of council members, so council members can meet with the City … more
The Leander City Council is considering a measure that will put its citizens in the dark about the city’s business.An item on tonight’s Leander City Council agenda would change the time of the … more
Rep. Elijah Cummings believes his face is probably in some police database somewhere. That's because Baltimore officers used facial recognition technology to identify those who committed crimes … more
The power of the president to pardon is absolute. There is no chance for review, except for Congress to remove the president if he exercises it without principle.Presidents of both parties have … more
This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property … more
When President Donald Trump goes after other nations with harsh tweets or statements blistering with bravado, there is often a sense that he's just showing off his favorite diplomatic dance moves. … more
One of the byproducts of the rapidly increasing power of microchips is the proliferation of chip-powered cameras and devices that are constantly watching and, in some cases, recording the world in … more
When we think about a problem as terrible and widespread as sexual trafficking is in this world, we can be overwhelmed by the idea of confronting it. It is so big and so awful, what can any one … more
“We have to fight fire with fire.”We heard that statement repeated frequently over the last week , by candidates, by political donors and by average voters. It happened so often, in fact, that we … more
The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, according to a preliminary estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Friday. The growth … more
At about 20 minutes after 11 on the morning of April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold pulled semiautomatic firearms and sawed-off shotguns from beneath their black trench coats and, … more
The PROTECT Act, the health insurance reform bill unveiled last week by 18 Senate Republicans, is aptly named, albeit not for the reason its sponsors suggest. The bill pretends to be about … more
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for an investigation into why the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 Max and whether the agency is getting too close to the corporations it … more
Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a thin tissue of dubious reforms hurt the GOP badly in the 2018 midterm election. So you might think that President Donald … more
A credible case can be made that conservatives face considerable hostility at some universities. The problem may not be nearly as pervasive as some right-wing activists assert, but high-profile … more
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