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June 21, 2016
Trump Tornado Might Trounce GOP in Texas

Trump Tornado Might Trounce GOP in Texas

The following column originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman . Chaos theory includes a feature called the “butterfly effect.” A butterfly waving its wings in Madagascar might one day result in a killing storm in Montana. Tiny differences can...
June 10, 2016
Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton

The Supreme Self-Regard of Texas Republican Leaders

The following column originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman . Texas’ Republican leaders sure do love government — their own government, that is. Republicans dominate Texas state government; the federal and local governments, not so much...
June 6, 2016
Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, Sid Miller

The Emergency Leave Scandal is Worse Than You Think

The use of “emergency leave” was once so restricted that the Texas Legislature in 2013 passed a bill making it clear that state employees called to duty in the National Guard or other military services would be granted the leave. This view puts the lie to...
May 6, 2016

The Texas Economy, Compared to What?

Ed Note: This article was orginally published in the Austin American-Statesman and is reposted here with permission. There’s a good reason economics is called the dismal science. So let’s turn to jazz music instead of dry statistics to evaluate the Texas...