Op-ed on importance of addressing Texas

Opinion: In 2020, Year of the Nurse, We Must Fix Texas’ Nursing Shortage

The philosopher Joseph Campbell said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” COVID-19...
Abbott Standardized Testing

Opinion: Abbott Needs to Lead on Issue of Standardized Tests for Texas Schoolchildren

Ordinarily, when I write a column, I write to what my ego would hope to be thousands of readers. Today, however, I...
Railroad Energy Commission

Climate Change, the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Election

If you care about climate change, look down ballot. Keep going after you make your pick for president and the Senate. Down...

Opinion: How Conservative Evangelicals Got Where They Are Politically, and What To Do

With many waiting to see if 2020 will be the year Texas turns blue, Republicans — and particularly those connected to the...

Opinion: November Offers Choice to End Gun Violence or Maintaining Status Quo

We are coming upon an election that will determine our path not only for the next four years but for the foreseeable...

Opinion: Long-Term Outlook for Texas Economy Positive

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions needed to slow the spread of the virus have caused substantial harm to the economy. Even...

Opinion: On Women’s Equality Day, Celebrate Those Who Made 19th Amendment Possible

Today, Aug. 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. It was this date in 1920 that Congress certified the 19th Amendment and added...

Opinion: Why This ‘Gun-Totin’ Texas Republican is Voting for Biden

In a year that has been full of surprises, this might be one of the biggest: Texas is a battleground state in...

Opinion: Texas Supreme Court Bows to Abbott Instead of Upholding Constitution

More than three weeks ago, I submitted a petition to the Texas Supreme Court that seeks to have Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive...

Opinion: A Census Undercount Would Cost Texas Billions

Accurate census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are vital to ensuring adequate federal funding for various...

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