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At about 20 minutes after 11 on the morning of April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold pulled semiautomatic firearms and sawed-off shotguns from beneath their black trench coats and, … more
Friday morning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to traditional media to make the case why we should all rally around his social media giant.The carefully written article leaves aside the reasons … more
The Trump administration is engaged in a government-wide coverup of an urgent investigation into the abuse of foundational policy designed to ensure fair federal representation and provision of … more
The headline of Mark Zuckerberg's 3,200-word blog post Wednesday — "A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking" — might lead you to believe that the Facebook chief executive had decided … more
Leander ISD has its share of big problems — which is not unusual for a big, rapidly growing suburban school district. In fact, many of these problems are to be expected.For example, the … more
One of the byproducts of the rapidly increasing power of microchips is the proliferation of chip-powered cameras and devices that are constantly watching and, in some cases, recording the world in … more
Despite pushback from public health organizations, responsible journalists and a growing number of elected leaders, the dangerous and unscientific anti-vaccination movement shows no sign of going … more
With the nation's longest-ever government shutdown now relegated to history, Congress must focus on actually fixing our broken immigration system. That does not mean building an ineffectual wall … more
After next year's census, legislatures in most states will draw new congressional districts, and if one party dominates the legislature, the odds are that the districts will be drawn in a way that … more
This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property … more
The power of the president to pardon is absolute. There is no chance for review, except for Congress to remove the president if he exercises it without principle.Presidents of both parties have … more
A credible case can be made that conservatives face considerable hostility at some universities. The problem may not be nearly as pervasive as some right-wing activists assert, but high-profile … more
Texas is in great shape and in great need. That's the beautifully blended message in Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State address to the Texas Legislature's cheerful chamber of lawmakers in … more
When President Donald Trump goes after other nations with harsh tweets or statements blistering with bravado, there is often a sense that he's just showing off his favorite diplomatic dance moves. … more
Recently, three Cedar Park City Council members took heat for some of their actions and public comments. The three attended a protest at the Leander Public Library – outside the city they … more
Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a thin tissue of dubious reforms hurt the GOP badly in the 2018 midterm election. So you might think that President Donald … more
The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, according to a preliminary estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Friday. The growth … more
“We have to fight fire with fire.”We heard that statement repeated frequently over the last week , by candidates, by political donors and by average voters. It happened so often, in fact, that we … more
Why would a law with the positive-sounding name Texas Citizens Participation Act be in danger? From whom? Should you be worried?The short answer to the last question is yes. You should be worried … more
As he was dying of AIDS-related pneumonia, the tennis great Arthur Ashe answered a reporter's question about the greatest burden he had faced in life. The reporter might have expected Ashe to cite … more
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