Opinion: Six Questions Confronting Texas Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

This opinion piece was written by Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor at the University of Houston. The spread of...

Opinion: Gov. Abbott Puts Himself Above the Law, and the Courts Let Him

The coronavirus pandemic has had and continues to have an extraordinary impact upon all of our lives. Beyond the suffering and death...

10,000 Reasons We Need to Unleash SNAP to Fight the Coronavirus

Last week, the San Antonio Food Bank served a crowd of 10,000 Texans reeling from the economic effects of COVID-19. An aerial...

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...

Opinion: DACA Texans are Essential to our COVID-19 Response and Economic Future

It is positive news to see that the Supreme Court has taken a step in the right direction regarding the attempted termination...

Texas knew a pandemic was coming. We had a plan. But then the Legislature...

Every now and then, the state of Texas almost — almost — does the right thing. Back in 2014,...

Difficult Conversations About ‘The Knee’ Necessary to Move Texas Forward

What’s it going to take? Black men — and those who care for us — are choking on these words. What’s it...

Opinion: Hey Texas! Wear a Mask!

Due to our COVID-19 crisis, I have been at home a great deal lately, and I have spent hours watching the news...

Opinion: Gov. Abbott Continues His Unconstitutional Control Over Independent State Officers. Does Anyone Care?

In June of 2016, the Texas Tribune reported that there were 336 state officers who were serving in their offices and exercising...

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