Will Texas Public Education Survive Greg Abbott?

Texas has a prolonged history with alternatives to public education. In the past, the push toward vouchers was because of racial segregation, but this...

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.  Richard III is the...

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 years downplaying...

The Secret Lives of Railroads

“The great truth of America,” John Oliver once said, is that “if you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.”  Hello, Railroad...

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 it to...

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 and media...

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 it will...

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 country. On...

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 Order 13...

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 in the...
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