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Help with rising medication costs

TAMU Health Science Center Sandra Garcia’s phone rings in her office for the second time in 10 minutes. On the other end is yet another person who cannot afford next month’s supply of insulin, a life-saving medication for people living with diabetes. Rising medication costs have spurred alarm in Garcia’s clientele, but she confidently […]

Governor Abbott Appoints McCoy To Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tim McCoy to the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for a term at the pleasure of the Governor. AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tim McCoy to the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for a term at the pleasure of the Governor. The […]

The Economist Who Would Fix the American Dream

Real Clear Politics No one has done more to dispel the myth of social mobility than Raj Chetty. But he has a plan to make equality of opportunity a reality.

Hillsdale Lawsuit Takes On Mizzou Over Donor's Intent

Real Clear Politics The University of Missouri has faced a tough few years. First, there were well-publicized protests stemming from student allegations that the administration responded inadequately to racial bias on campus. At one particularly charged demonstration, a (since fired) journalism professor called for “muscle” to prevent a student journalist from taking video of […]

NYT Fudges Book Sales Data to Torpedo 'Justice on Trial'

Real Clear Politics The New York Times ignored sales data to torpedo the best-seller ranking of ‘Justice on Trial,’ Amazon.com’s best-selling non-fiction book last week.

$15 Wage Bill Shows House Democrats Aren't Serious

Real Clear Politics Democrats have traded economic analysis for political activism

Which Matchup Will Be the Storyline of the 2nd Dem Debate?

Real Clear Politics Who knew picking 20 names out of a box could be so entertaining? In a live draw held on Thursday, CNN selected the lineups for the second Democratic presidentia…

In writing: Comprehension may not equal performance

TAMU Health Science Center Risk mitigation is crucial in potentially dangerous work environments like refineries and chemical plants. One common method for reducing workplace risks is the use of written standard procedures, which are designed to be easily understood by workers. However, the growing international nature of these industries adds an extra challenge to […]
How can Texas fix its marijuana problem after legalizing hemp? Forensic experts have a plan.

How can Texas fix its marijuana problem after legalizing hemp? Forensic experts have a plan.

Texas Tribune News Getty Images/iStockphoto The scientists think they’ve come up with a solution to Texas’ pot problem. Forensic and crime lab experts are optimistic state and local officials will support a new proposal that would allow for a faster, cheaper way to test suspected marijuana under the state’s new definition of the drug. […]
Racism is not a distraction; It’s policy

Racism is not a distraction; It’s policy

The Brookings Institute By Andre M. Perry Since President Donald Trump dispensed his racist tweets on July 14, asserting that four U.S. congresswomen of color “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” many analysts have wrongly declared that his patently vile and illogical statements (three […]
Paperwork filed for Royce West U.S. Senate campaign ahead of Monday announcement

Paperwork filed for Royce West U.S. Senate campaign ahead of Monday announcement

Texas Tribune News State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Senate Bill 2 on March 14, 2017. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, appears to be in for the U.S. Senate race. He has an announcement planned for Monday in Dallas, but on […]
Texas AG Ken Paxton's criminal case likely to face further delays as attorneys revive fights over venue, prosecutor pay

Texas AG Ken Paxton's criminal case likely to face further delays as attorneys revive fights over venue, prosecutor pay

Texas Tribune Blue Government News Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal charges have been pending for years. Paul Moseley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Even after the state’s top criminal court ruled and ruled again on a long-running side battle to the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a trial still seems distant. Both […]