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Congratulations on the Struggle

The Supreme Court decision rests upon political agitation

Michael King, Jun. 30, 2016

How Smart Are We?

Council ponders a bond that voters will swallow

Michael King, Jun. 23, 2016

Will This One Make a Difference?

Orlando could be a turning point ... or else it won't be

Michael King, Jun. 16, 2016

A Halcyon Day

Clinton's ascension is a moment to celebrate possibilities

Michael King, Jun. 9, 2016

In Memory

The dead we remember, and the lessons we still need to learn

Michael King, Jun. 2, 2016

Pushed Out

The case of Austin's declining black population isn't so curious

Michael King, May. 26, 2016

Somebody Else's Job

Where does the school finance ruling leave 5 million Texas students?

Michael King, May. 19, 2016

Victory Lap

Voters respond to corporate bullying

Michael King, May. 12, 2016

How Much Money Is Too Much?

As Uber and Lyft's millions flood, Austin voters may have had enough of Prop 1

Michael King, May. 5, 2016

Unlearned History

Vietnam War Summit raises ghosts and questions

Michael King, Apr. 28, 2016

A Modest Proposition

How much misinformation can you buy for $2 million?

Michael King, Apr. 21, 2016

Primary Thoughts

For your consideration as you enter the voting booth

Michael King, Feb. 25, 2016

Let the Battle Begin

We didn't ask for this fight, but Uber and Lyft have bought it

Michael King, Feb. 18, 2016

A Tale of Two Crises

The question before Council has apparently become, not how much affordability can we afford, but "who's paying?"

Feb. 11, 2016

Sign Right Here

TNC petition and Kitchen recall election recipes for pointless public expense, voter cynicism, and lousy government

Michael King, Feb. 4, 2016

On the Endorsement Carousel

The Chronicle begins its endorsements process

Michael King, Jan. 28, 2016

Thumbs Up or Down?

Will bowing to Uber and Lyft set a bad precedent for city government?

Michael King, Jan. 21, 2016

In Defense of the Public Square

We need to keep rejecting publicly the preposterous notion that ubiquitous guns make us safer

Michael King, Jan. 14, 2016

"Is There Anything We Can't Do?"

Reflections on 10-1's rookie year accomplishments

Michael King, Jan. 7, 2016

Getting from Here to There

Will the driver-eat-driver "free market" imposed by billionaire corporations rule the day?

Michael King, Dec. 23, 2015

Still Waiting for the Train

Will Austin ever get a proper light rail system?

Michael King, Dec. 17, 2015

A Funny Thing Happened ...

Potential consultant firm violates city's anti-lobbying ordinance

Michael King, Dec. 10, 2015

Climate Control

Will corporate interests finally see the light on climate change?

Michael King, Dec. 3, 2015

Thanksgiving Reflections

There is no better time than Thanksgiving to reflect on the complicated and mixed history of our nation

Michael King, Nov. 25, 2015

Shock and Awe ... Once Again

Our wars return to roost, and we blame the victims

Michael King, Nov. 19, 2015

The Courthouse Aftermath

Low voter turnout means that 6% of county residents decided the courthouse's fate

Michael King, Nov. 12, 2015

Accountable to No One

Killing a person for running away and then escaping culpability is indefensible

Michael King, Nov. 5, 2015

A Community Obligation

A vote for the county courthouse is a vote for justice

Michael King, Oct. 29, 2015

The Gun Cult ... Again

People keep dying; we keep doing nothing to prevent it

Michael King, Oct. 8, 2015

The New Inquisition

The assault on Planned Parenthood is an assault on health care

Michael King, Oct. 1, 2015

Those Who Sow the Wind

The national GOP continues to perpetuate its permanent culture of extremism

Michael King, Sep. 24, 2015

A Living Budget

Austin Interfaith praises Council for progressive budget

Sep. 17, 2015

The Death Cult of the Gun

Slate study shows an estimated 90 U.S. deaths per day result from gun violence

Michael King, Sep. 3, 2015

Unmet Needs

As Council wrangles the budget, groups push for more funding to breach inequalities

Michael King, Aug. 27, 2015

Growth Pays

Echoing anti-tax advocates, Statesman editors miss the way to true community investment

Michael King, Aug. 20, 2015

Intentional Ignorance

Voting rights decision fails to acknowledge the obvious

Michael King, Aug. 13, 2015

Back to the Future

GOP officials take opportunity to demagogue on heels of Obama clean air plan announcement

Michael King, Aug. 6, 2015

Death in Custody

Sandra Bland was guilty of driving while black

Michael King, Jul. 30, 2015

The Machinery of Death

Supreme Court quibbles about drugs and avoids the larger ethical issue

Michael King, Jul. 9, 2015

Happy Fourth!

Feel good about America, but not too good

Michael King, Jul. 2, 2015

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