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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for an investigation into why the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 Max and whether the agency is getting too close to the corporations it … more
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