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The trouble with power is always what you do with it once you get it.Hold on to it too long, and you risk losing sight of how you got it in the first place.It's something the Texas GOP might do well … more
All journalists enjoy getting recognition for their work. But by nature and tradition, they'd much rather tell the story than be the story. What motivates reporters, from Maryland to Myanmar, is … more
It’s common for those of us in the news business to hear people confuse the terms “article,” story” and “column.” Despite all appearing in the paper, a “column” is not related to the … 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
That phrase, often associated with former House Speaker Tip O’Neill, is worth remembering. While statewide and congressional races are certainly meaningful, local elections have a more … 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
When conservatives decry judicial activism, the target is inevitably a liberal judge whose rulings reach beyond interpreting law to making law. But misguided activist judges aren't limited to the … more
Leadership is no easy task, as Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall would likely attest. Her latest leadership test involves the fate of former officer Amber Guyger, whom Hall rightly fired this week.  more
Bahia Amawi worked for nine years as a speech pathologist for Pflugerville Independent School District. But in September, when it came time to renew her contract for the coming year, she was asked … 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
Baby-boomers and Generation X no doubt recall the days when they had to stay home from school and away from friends when they contracted chicken pox, measles or mumps. For many people, the … more
Leander resident Jeff Jenkins told Leander City Council members, “To take away voting places, you’re taking away someone’s right to vote." … more
Public health officials in several states are fighting measles outbreaks that have sickened dozens of people since November, most of them unvaccinated members of orthodox Jewish communities. The … more
As the nation mourns the death of President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday at age 94, we should pause not only to celebrate his many contributions to the United States of America, but also to … more
Just in time to cause parents to worry and wonder if the teachers and staff at their children's’ school are up to the task, the Texas Education Agency released its first round of A-F letter grades … more
Last June, the Supreme Court fumbled an opportunity to deal a death blow to political gerrymandering, the time-dishonored practice of drawing state legislative and congressional lines to give an … more
Three of the five most expensive hurricanes in our nation's history occurred last year. Harvey, Maria and Irma did $265 billion in combined property damage. Add in smaller natural disasters and the … more
In this midst of the election scramble, a few substantive steps forward in Washington have gotten lost... more
If Donald Trump really wants to remake Washington, he might want to consider an outlandish idea that would upend the traditions surrounding the State of the Union Address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … more
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