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Report on Teacher Pensions: If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It

Bookmark this report; it will come in handy during the legislative session. You may recall that there is a campaign afoot to “reform” (i.e. […]


Rebecca Montalvo pushed through the busy aisles at Toys ‘R’ Us in Brownsville. It was the start of the Christmas season in 2008. She […]

Twice This Week, D.C. Court Finds that Texas Laws Discriminate

The jig is up, boys. Twice this week, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has suffered huge losses in federal court over the Voting Rights […]

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots Man Across Border

Early on the morning of July 9, A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot Juan Pablo Perez Santillan in Mexico. The 30-year-old was standing […]

Ted Cruz: An American Love Story

I want to tell you a love story. It’s the story of all of us. It’s a love story of freedom. —Republican Senate nominee […]

Randy Best Is Going to Save Texas’ Public Universities, Or Get Rich Trying

When Hurricane Rita spun through southeast Texas in 2005, Lamar University’s 270-acre campus in Beaumont suffered heavy damage. Rita’s 100-mph winds ripped holes in […]

Questions for Carlos Perez de Alejo on Worker Cooperatives

This is Part Ten in an occasional series of Q&As with Texans involved in issues of the environment and energy. (Read Part One with […]

Tom Hayden: If You’re Looking for a War to Oppose it Should be the Drug War in Mexico

At this moment, one of the most significant peace movements in Mexico’s history is winding its way through the American South in a caravan […]

Short Story Contest Finalist: A Few Letters to Canada Lee

A few weeks ago, we announced the winners of our 2012 Short Story Contest. Today, we’re publishing the last of our four finalists. Check […]

Uncle Walter and Modern American Politics

As a young boy, the budding historian Douglas Brinkley followed Walter Cronkite’s nightly broadcasts on the CBS Evening News. The legendary, late broadcaster was […]