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: 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...

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...

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 photo of...

In 2022, Run Away From the Enlightenment Peddlers

Every January 1, we resolve to do certain things. Our success in meeting those goals is intended to transform our lives, so perhaps it’s...

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 disease in...

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 and reading...

Five Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Harvey Is Sobering Reminder Of Racial Inequities Even In...

When Hurricane Harvey devastated Harris County in 2017, dozens of Texans died and more than 30,000 were displaced. Because the formula for distributing federal...

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...

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 her remote-matriculating...
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