Opinion: The Bid for a Fascist Texas is Happening Now

I am fairly certain that the Texas abortion law before the Supreme Court will be struck down. I am equally certain that...
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...

Opinion: Greg Abbott Likes to Use COVID Emergency Powers, Except for Fighting COVID

Governor Greg Abbott loves to play a neat executive power game. On one hand, he has spent most of the last two...

Opinion: It’s Time to Replace Texas’ Racist Icons With Monuments Honoring Our African American...

Every day for the last two weeks, Texans have taken to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic racism in our...

Texas: How It Started, How It’s Going

Texas wasn’t always this way; the ground zero of cruelty, disingenuous politispeak, and authoritarianism. Texas wasn’t always the butt of late-night comedians...

Opinion: School During Pandemic Is a Hurricane Texas Failed to Prepare For

If you live on the coast, you are familiar with the hurricane routine. Once the season starts, weather forecasters start getting excited...

Richard III, Greg Abbott, and the Habit of Forgetting

“Now is the winter of our discontent…” So spoke Richard III in William Shakespeare’s play; true in 1483 and true now. 

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...

Opinion: The State is Hijacking Federal Dollars Meant for Texas Schoolchildren

The state is hijacking the money provided by the federal government to your school district intended as relief for costs associated with...

The Handwriting Is on the Wall, Governor

It was Oscar Wilde, in 1889, who opined that “Life imitates art, far more than art imitates life.” I tend to believe...

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