State Sen. Wendy Davis is trying to make inroads among women and Anglos this year, but a look at the data from Texas' gubernatorial elections since 1990 underscores the daunting task she and the state's Democratic Party face.
The Pentagon last week extended a program designed to bolster our military with more foreign-born recruits. That's a good thing. But we need more new citizens in every occupation and at all skill levels if we want the U.S. to be able to compete.
The endless speculation over what a majority-Hispanic population will mean for Texas politics has largely ignored the fact that several decades from now, “Hispanic” may not mean what it does today.
Given the high-level discourse that pervades The Texas Tribune Festival, it may seem uncouth to scrutinize the event in the context of polling. But it's a useful way to analyze what was happening onstage.
Democrats continue to try to define and divide women with a narrow set of issues, and Wendy Davis is no exception. But Texas women aren’t buying it anymore.
Texas — and every state — needs to focus its attention on high-quality pre-kindergarten education, delivered through a system of public and private partnerships.
As the former mayor of DISH, I know a thing or two about the impacts of natural gas development in Texas — especially the creeping threat of eminent domain. Texans deserve better than what the Legislature has given us.
Done right, assessment can be a positive force for teaching and learning.
Though it may make for strange bedfellows, Houston's vibrant arts scene has forged an enduring relationship with the city's oil and gas industry. And while the alliance has raised ethical questions, I, for one, am thankful for it.