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It is an all hands-on-deck operation in Williamson County. Despite having to close some of our non-essential offices to the public for safety purposes, county business has not stopped and instead … more
Health experts and local leaders want stricter state orders to keep Texans at home, but for now, Gov. Greg Abbott is leaving the decisions on "shelter-in-place" to local officials. more
I was in the same place at the same time with someone who’s tested positive for the Coronavirus. I wasn’t around this person closely and I haven’t shown symptoms in the 10 days … more
We are still at the early stages of the novel coronavirus epidemic with new cases daily throughout the United States. But there are unknowns that limit what scientists, public health officials and … more
Everyone talks about the power of the Republican and Democrat party establishments.It’s real - just ask Bernie.He quickly found out how powerful the Democrat establishment is this week when Mayor … more
On a recent frigid day in February as I was entering Target to defrost my nose hairs and purchase a designer toilet brush, I noticed that they already had an array of skimpy women’s swimsuits on … more
A well-heeled loser of a lawsuit that went to the Texas Supreme Court did a detailed analysis and concluded that the big law firms that politically support the judges get the best results. Maybe money is the reason, maybe it's not. more
The 2020 elections are a test of whether Democratic hopes and Republican fears — borne of the close finishes in the 2018 elections — are justified. The UT/TT Poll results on that question offer some clues. more
Voter suppression, incompetent administrators, dirty political tricks, and misinformation and political rhetoric attacking the results of elections present threats to elections and democracy, a new book argues. It came out on the day of the Iowa caucuses. more
With a full day remaining before the Iowa caucus, the field in the Democratic Primary has already narrowed. After a long race of fluctuating candidacies, we’ve returned to the two nationally … more

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he might adjust Senate rules if the GOP majority shrinks — the better to bring Republican legislation up for debate when Democrats object. What's so surprising about that?

Another Democrat ‘Bombshell’ BombsYou’re excused if you didn't hear about the latest impeachment “bombshell” that exploded in the media on Wednesday.Wednesday, after all, was a really … more
For a long time, the party primary elections in Texas have been more competitive than the general elections in November. Not anymore. more
Imagine a dog, a Labrador-border collie mix named Dixie. Our friendly beast likes food and can reach things left within a foot of the edge of the kitchen counter. Dixie knows that … more

Candidates and campaigns start the year at full speed, sprinting their way to primary election voting that begins in less than two months. It's the start of what should be a momentous and turbulent presidential election year.


Big election campaigns take years to mount. So some politicians aren't thinking about the 2020 elections. They're dreaming and planning for 2022.

You can be a gun owner and/or love a gun owner and still work to end gun violence.These realities are not mutually exclusive. Growing up as a Girl Scout in North Carolina, gun safety was … more

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.

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
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