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Y’all know that the kind of toxic, partisan rancor on display at the Cedar Park and Leander city council meetings the last few months is not normal. Right?

It’s not normal. In fact, it’s not even done.





It’s not normal. In fact, it’s not even done.


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Saturday was moving along quite well when the news about another mass shooting — this one in Midland and Odessa — battered its way to the top of my social media news feed.I had a Beto moment … more
On July 4, Americans of all political stripes joined together to celebrate our nation's independence from overseas monarchs, from foreign influence, from interference in our democracy … more
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
I filled the gas tank of my SUV, packed a cooler with Gatorade, a bag of trail mix and six hard-boiled eggs, and I set out on a journey of 1,200 miles that would traverse six states. For two … more
In case you were harboring any doubts over the role immigration will play in the 2020 presidential campaign, the Supreme Court has now all but guaranteed it will be front and center next … more
We did it, America. After letting our social media panic rise for years, we finally helped convince Twitter to ban God. OK, it wasn't God, per se, but rather TheTweetOfGod, a satirical account … 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
Our country is facing a national emergency. Not a single credible person in the federal government disputes the fact that foreign actors will continue to attack the infrastructure of our elections … more
As bad as the pace and scope of the nation's mass shootings have become, with death tallies sometimes counted in the dozens, chances are good that they are only going to get worse.And you can blame … 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
Earlier this week I traveled to central Illinois to speak at a memorial service at Eureka College, my dad’s alma mater, on the 15th anniversary of his death. As I flew halfway across the … 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 Supreme Court will soon hand down rulings in two cases on partisan gerrymandering, one challenging maps in Maryland drawn by a Democratic majority and the other in Republican-majority North … more
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