Weekly News Digest – Top Stories Affecting Texans

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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$15 Wage Bill Shows House Democrats Aren't Serious

Real Clear Politics Democrats have traded economic analysis for political activism ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Texas AG Ken Paxton's criminal case likely to face further delays as attorneys revive fights over venue, prosecutor pay

Texas Tribune 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 ...
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2020 Election Will Be The Squad v. The Mob

Real Clear Politics All who fight to fulfil the ideals of the United States are in the Squad. And those ideals have never been in greater peril ...
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Ten Questions for 'The Squad'

Real Clear Politics Suggestions for journalists actually interested in accountability from those in power ...
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Trump's Actions Show His Electoral Anxiety

Real Clear Politics The president needs the voters who approve of his record on the economy but disapprove of him overall. His racist attacks this week only hurt that cause ...
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Trump's Ghastly Policies Make Asylum-Seekers Desperate

Real Clear Politics If the president and Republicans were serious about finding a solution, they'd join the effort. But Trump needs a crisis to ramp up fear ...
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East Texas university may restrict when children can be on campus. Some employees say it hurts working parents.

Texas Tribune News Shelby Laird, formerly an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin, recently moved to North Carolina with her family, including her daughter Patricia. Laird cited the university's potential child ...
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Analysis: Local Democrats hoping for statewide appeal in a Texas U.S. Senate race

Texas Tribune News Diners await the arrival of candidates at a political gathering. Bob Daemmrich Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. ...
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Inside the New Race to the Moon

Real Clear Politics Space-based businesses currently contribute $350 billion to global gross domestic product ...
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Russia Eyes Big Picture With S-400 Sale to Turkey

Real Clear Politics Russia's controversial S-400 deal with Turkey is more about constructing a Middle East less dependent on the United States than direct competition ...
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