Opinion: How Many Times Does it Take Before Someone Should be Fired?

This is a question employers grapple with on an almost daily basis.  Weighing whether an employee can be retrained...

Opinion: We Need Extended and Expanded Paid Leave Even After the Pandemic

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, a third-generation El Pasoan, represents Texas’ 16th Congressional District. My hometown of El Paso, a predominantly...

Opinion: Back to School Means Being Afraid of School Shootings Again

My home office is right next to my daughter’s bedroom, so while I work I can often hear the background noise of...

Opinion: Medicaid Expansion Good for Business

Say you were told that every dollar you contribute toward a cause would be matched with $9. Sounds like a pretty good...

Opinion: Texas Needs to Access Federal Health Care Funds

The pandemic and resulting economic dislocations are creating significant fiscal challenges for the state and local governments. In particular, the budgetary process...

Opinion: The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher, So Go Vote!

The stakes could hardly be higher as we head into Election Day this Tuesday. Our country is in the midst of multiple...

Opinion: COVID-19’s Economic Toll Will Be With Us For Years to Come

The high human cost and loss of life due to COVID-19 is tragic and staggering. Few of us remained untouched by the...

Opinion: Social Workers Here to Help, Not Deny Services to LGBTQ People

I have been a social worker for 10 years and a gay, Latino Texan since birth. I take pride in what I...
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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...
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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...

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