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Why would a law with the positive-sounding name Texas Citizens Participation Act be in danger? From whom? Should you be worried?The short answer to the last question is yes. You should be worried … more
As he was dying of AIDS-related pneumonia, the tennis great Arthur Ashe answered a reporter's question about the greatest burden he had faced in life. The reporter might have expected Ashe to cite … 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
As the nation mourns the death of President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday at age 94, we should pause not only to celebrate his many contributions to the United States of America, but also to … 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
Just in time to cause parents to worry and wonder if the teachers and staff at their children's’ school are up to the task, the Texas Education Agency released its first round of A-F letter grades … more
As TV actor Jussie Smollett told the tale, he was the victim of a politically motivated hate crime on a downtown Chicago street at 2 a.m. on a January morning. That's the story the Chicago Police … more
Last June, the Supreme Court fumbled an opportunity to deal a death blow to political gerrymandering, the time-dishonored practice of drawing state legislative and congressional lines to give an … more
Three of the five most expensive hurricanes in our nation's history occurred last year. Harvey, Maria and Irma did $265 billion in combined property damage. Add in smaller natural disasters and the … more
In this midst of the election scramble, a few substantive steps forward in Washington have gotten lost... 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
If Donald Trump really wants to remake Washington, he might want to consider an outlandish idea that would upend the traditions surrounding the State of the Union Address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … more
The abrupt end to President Donald Trump's summit meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un may strike some as a huge embarrassment for a president who portrays himself as the ultimate dealmaker. It … more
In two actions this year, Cedar Park has taken steps that appear to be aimed at protecting the city’s interests. However, through the lens of government transparency and First Amendment rights to … more
Texas native Jim Allison was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this week for developing an "entirely new principle for cancer therapy" that unleashes a patient's immune system to … more
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