Greg Abbott Needs To Put School Safety Into Law

If your children, like mine, were born in the last decade, congratulations! Our kids have been dubbed the “school shooting generation.”  It’s an ominously fitting...

Opinion: Nothing New Under the Sun

With the fight to pass the Voting Rights Act of 2022, you’ve been hearing a lot about the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Just...

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 Latino community, has been disproportionately impacted...

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 far right...

Opinion: Stereotypes Shouldn’t Drive Decisions of COVID-19 Care for the Disabled or Old

As coronavirus cases soar across our region, hospitals taxed to capacity may soon face the unthinkable — deciding who lives and who dies. The...

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 in the...
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 has shown...

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 do and...

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...

Trust, But Verify

“Trust, but verify” seems like a contradiction in terms, and especially when readers consider the source of that truism. I’ve been dismayed by the spin...
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