Leah Caldwell

Houston native Leah Caldwell is a writer and editor living in Austin.

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Trailer Park Ploys

by Leah Caldwell | Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 12:59 CST
How Texas families with nowhere else to go are fighting back against mobile home moguls and their ruthless business model.
Mohamed Elibiary
Criminal Justice

Mohamed’s Fight

He’s a Texas Republican and an expert on fighting extremism. Why do conservatives hate him?

He’s a Texas Republican and an expert on fighting extremism who advises homeland security officials. Why do conservatives hate him? Read More



Meeting Hezbollah

My introduction to Hezbollah came on an early morning in southern Beirut. I rode bus No. 5 from the Burj Al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp, where I taught English, eastwards through Haret Hreik—a Hezbollah stronghold. Every day I watched the surroundings … Read More


Capitol Offense

At the Governor's Pleasure

In each four-year term, a Texas governor will appoint several hundred people to serve on various state agencies, commissions, and boards—everything from powerful policy-setting positions at the Public Utilities Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to such obscure … Read More