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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
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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

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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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
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

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?

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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
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
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
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
This quote flitted across my mind as I listened to the brief back-and-fourth between WilCo commissioners Cynthia Long and Terry Cook last Friday. 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
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
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
If you've lost someone to war or conflict, every day is a kind of Memorial Day.For the rest of us, once a year we are called upon to actively honor the sacrifice of our uniformed men and women who've … more
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