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Hoping for an Electoral College Miracle
The Texas State Capitol will be awash with rallies Monday when the state’s 38 representatives of the Electoral College arrive in town to cast their votes for the country’s 45th president. At least a half dozen demonstrations are planned for the Capitol grounds on Sunday (Dec. 18) and Monday (Dec. 19) in anticipation of the vote.

9:20AM Fri. Dec. 16, 2016, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Texas Judge Blocks New Federal Overtime Rules
In a blow to workers' rights today, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, Texas, temporarily struck down a new federal overtime rule that would have impacted 4.2 million American employees, including approximately 370,000 Texans.

6:35PM Tue. Nov. 22, 2016, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Council Member Greg Casar Makes Statement on Trump
After a decisive victory in the polls for District 4 incumbent Greg Casar, the council member wrote a statement on Trump's presidential victory. Below, we print that statement in its entirety.

2:10PM Wed. Nov. 9, 2016, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

The Q&A Hole: Why Would Someone – Why Would Anyone – Vote for Trump?
Because this is the day, right? Finally, after all the blustering and braggadocio, all the mud-slinging and the whingeing … after months and months of impertinence and perfidy … after all the Clinton pantsuits have glowed fashionable and all the Trump fingers have been stretched, pussyward, to almost human size … well, here we are, ladies and gentlemen.

7:20AM Tue. Nov. 8, 2016, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Imagine Universal Income
How would life be different if your basic needs were met, regardless of what kind of work you did – or whether you worked at all?

4:38PM Thu. Oct. 13, 2016, Robyn Ross Read More | Comment »

Everybody vs. Injustice
Austin’s growth has led to a pressing affordability problem that’s pushed out natives and longtime residents. Communities that once were rich in heritage and culture have turned into playgrounds for well-to-do hipsters who make artisan mayo.

11:42AM Thu. Oct. 13, 2016, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

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South by Southwest Goes to Washington
South by Southwest is a cultural behemoth that refuses to stop growing, taking over more of Austin, extending its tendrils to new subjects like fashion and education. Soon, the borders of Austin will not be enough to contain it, as the megafestival turns its colonizing eye toward our nation’s capital.

3:00PM Fri. Sep. 2, 2016, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Guidelines
Attorney General Ken Paxton and his anti-LGBTQ cohort have succeeded in blocking a federal transgender-inclusive directive, albeit temporarily.

9:35AM Mon. Aug. 22, 2016, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Slams Obama Over Support for Police
Embarrassing Texas on a national stage, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tried to shame President Barack Obama for not supporting law enforcement enough amid growing violence between black communities and police officers.

8:30PM Thu. Jul. 14, 2016, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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