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Y’all know that the kind of toxic, partisan rancor on display at the Cedar Park and Leander city council meetings the last few months is not normal. Right?

It’s not normal. In fact, it’s not even done.





It’s not normal. In fact, it’s not even done.


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Saturday was moving along quite well when the news about another mass shooting — this one in Midland and Odessa — battered its way to the top of my social media news feed.I had a Beto moment … more
On July 4, Americans of all political stripes joined together to celebrate our nation's independence from overseas monarchs, from foreign influence, from interference in our democracy … more
I filled the gas tank of my SUV, packed a cooler with Gatorade, a bag of trail mix and six hard-boiled eggs, and I set out on a journey of 1,200 miles that would traverse six states. For two … more
In case you were harboring any doubts over the role immigration will play in the 2020 presidential campaign, the Supreme Court has now all but guaranteed it will be front and center next … more
We did it, America. After letting our social media panic rise for years, we finally helped convince Twitter to ban God. OK, it wasn't God, per se, but rather TheTweetOfGod, a satirical account … more
Our country is facing a national emergency. Not a single credible person in the federal government disputes the fact that foreign actors will continue to attack the infrastructure of our elections … more
As bad as the pace and scope of the nation's mass shootings have become, with death tallies sometimes counted in the dozens, chances are good that they are only going to get worse.And you can blame … more
Earlier this week I traveled to central Illinois to speak at a memorial service at Eureka College, my dad’s alma mater, on the 15th anniversary of his death. As I flew halfway across the … more
The Supreme Court will soon hand down rulings in two cases on partisan gerrymandering, one challenging maps in Maryland drawn by a Democratic majority and the other in Republican-majority North … more
Like most people, I didn’t think much about my Social Security number - until I got a bizarre call from a total stranger. more
You'd think that it would be an easy call for Facebook to remove and block videos that are indisputably altered to fool the public. You would be wrong. The British news site the Guardian … more
If you've lost someone to war or conflict, every day is a kind of Memorial Day.For the rest of us, once a year we are called upon to actively honor the sacrifice of our uniformed men and women who've … more
Some have suggested that the founder of WikiLeaks, who recently was sentenced in Britain to 50 weeks in jail for jumping bail seven years ago, should be viewed as a heroic defender of press freedom … more
Only in health care do consumers routinely buy goods and services without having any idea what the prices are. For people with insurance, that's not a big deal — as long as they stay within … more
Americans' trust in their government is abysmally low, according to both survey data and a more subjective reading of opinions about President Donald Trump and Congress. I hold a contrarian view: … more
Bill O'Reilly, once the most powerful voice on cable-TV, has been largely absent from public view for two years following revelations that he paid some $50 million to settle sexual harassment … more
Public policy does not come about as result of a battle between good and evil. It may make for better copy to explain it that way, putting one side in black hats and the other in white - but that's … more
If you happen to watch "Veep," the HBO show that satirizes politics, you're surely familiar with Jonah, the notorious foot-in-mouth presidential candidate. On last week's episode, while attempting to … more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under President Donald Trump, already has moved to make life easier for payday lenders. It's expected any day now to do the same for debt … more
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