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City politics and commentary from a progressive perspective, with an occasional detour into state and national events.

Your Vote Is Your Voice

Austin prides itself on civic engagement: It's time to prove it

Michael King, Oct. 20, 2016

American Horror Story

What can you say when you can't say "It's Only a Movie"?

Michael King, Oct. 13, 2016

All Grove All the Time

In Austin's housing toolbox, all we've got are hammers

Michael King, Oct. 6, 2016

Vote Your Brain

In a crazy political year, the choices for sane voters should be obvious

Michael King, Sep. 29, 2016

Unbalancing the Budget

Council makes final spending decisions with one hand behind its back

Michael King, Sep. 8, 2016

Return on Investment

Austin Energy rate cuts are both a financial and political dividend

Michael King, Sep. 1, 2016

Zimmerman's Hypocrisies

Denouncing "subsidized" Austinites, council member should try a mirror

Michael King, Aug. 25, 2016

Thinking About Budgets

We are short-term planners with long-term problems

Michael King, Aug. 18, 2016

November Mobility Bond Begins to Take Shape

Consensus on the proposed $720 million bond remains a work in progress

Michael King, Aug. 11, 2016

The Budget Wrangle Resumes

City Council attempts to spend more, cost less, and ... sustain services

Michael King, Aug. 4, 2016

Mayor Adler's Superhighway to the Mobility Bond

Speeding toward November

Michael King, Jul. 28, 2016

Homestead Exemption Still Burning

How many votes can $2 a month buy?

Michael King, Jul. 21, 2016

Hearts of Stone

There is little reason to expect the latest shootings will bring an end to gun violence

Michael King, Jul. 14, 2016

Welcome to Media World!

"Alternative" invasion conjures thoughts of contemporary journalism

Michael King, Jul. 7, 2016

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

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