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

Prisoners of Success

The ever-elusive Austin determination to "manage growth"

Michael King, Apr. 20, 2017

Discrimination Station

Another victory for judicial fairness leads to … more discrimination at the polls

Michael King, Apr. 13, 2017

Race Matters

The Mayor’s Task Force on racism provides a lengthy to-do list

Michael King, Apr. 6, 2017

The Mayor's Tightrope

Tip-toeing our way toward a consensus on housing supply

Michael King, Mar. 30, 2017

Cold as ICE

For Trump, ICE, and Abbott, tyranny and dishonesty go hand-in-hand

Michael King, Mar. 23, 2017

A Victory for Travis

Court decision on districts raises possibility for fairer politics

Michael King, Mar. 15, 2017

Through the Lege Looking-Glass

Alice's tea party was never as mad as the Lege this session

Michael King, Mar. 9, 2017

Waxing "Presidential"

Trump delivers the same threats in a more polite package

Michael King, Mar. 2, 2017

What We Think of Us

City's "community survey" an annual public selfie

Michael King, Feb. 23, 2017

Living In Emergency

One day at a time in the former republic

Michael King, Feb. 16, 2017

The Whiplash Generation

On trying to maintain humane sanity in a dangerously insane era

Michael King, Feb. 9, 2017

Driving the "Austin Bargain"

Mayor Adler's dream of a compromise on housing supply

Michael King, Feb. 2, 2017

Slamming the Golden Door

The sheriff, the governor, the president – and the new politics of fear

Michael King, Jan. 26, 2017

It Ain't Just About Trump

This week's marches begin a long and difficult resistance

Michael King, Jan. 19, 2017

Keeping Hope Alive

Obama and Doggett on our renewed responsibilities

Michael King, Jan. 12, 2017

The Age of Trump

As D.C. moves backward, cities must lead forward

Michael King, Jan. 5, 2017

Changing of the Guard

The mayor and the next City Council will have plenty to do

Michael King, Dec. 22, 2016

Losing Control ... of Your Bladder

The Lege knows what's best for you and your privates

Michael King, Dec. 15, 2016

Down in the Grove

Agreement on latest PUD portends … a little progress?

Michael King, Dec. 8, 2016

Hours to Burn

When they promote you to "supervisor," their hands are in your pocket

Michael King, Dec. 1, 2016

What's Past and What's Present

Capitol events provide a snapshot of current predicaments

Michael King, Nov. 23, 2016

Circle the Firing Squad

When you look for villains, look in the right direction

Michael King, Nov. 17, 2016

Dark Thoughts on a Dark Day

What will Trump do? Watch what he's done.

Michael King, Nov. 10, 2016

Only a Few More Days

The campaigns last forever, and the battles never end

Michael King, Nov. 3, 2016

Let Us Begin

The transportation bond represents useful and necessary progress

Michael King, Oct. 27, 2016

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

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