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,...

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: 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: 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...

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: Trump Wants Texas Election Audits. What Would That Cost?

Even by the wretched standards of this never-ending Texas Legislature session, Sen. Bill 47 is a stinker. Call it the...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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