Evan Mintz

Evan Mintz lives in Houston and was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial writing.
Houston skyline

Houston, Let People Walk

When forced to choose between cars and people, the fourth-largest city in the United States has a long history of siding with the former.

This spring, in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, my family joined thousands of other Houstonians in taking advantage of the car-free streets to go for long bike rides. It was surreal. Streets in Houston are for cars, not … Read More

Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa opens up the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention Friday, June 22, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
Columns, Editorial, The Issue

Editorial: Texas Democrats Need to Throw Out the Political Rulebook

Politics isn’t about truth; it’s about power.

Maybe you heard it when Governor Greg Abbott critiqued local officials who enforced his pandemic executive orders. Or maybe it was when U.S. Senator John Cornyn said he would support a hypothetical vote on a Supreme Court nominee after spending … Read More