Austin At Large

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Austin at Large: Every Day is Juneteenth
Every Day is Juneteenth
Yes, freedom is worth celebrating. But it also bids us to do some serious reflection.

Mike Clark-Madison, July 2, 2020

Austin at Large: The Way to Safety
The Way to Safety
The cops are useless against COVID. But they have all the money.

Mike Clark-Madison, June 18, 2020

Austin at Large: And Still, We Rise
And Still, We Rise
Austin has liberated itself from exhausted narratives before. It’s time to do it again.

Mike Clark-Madison, June 11, 2020

Austin At Large: Unsafe Together
Unsafe Together
The highway before us is littered with risks, but it’s the only way to go

Mike Clark-Madison, June 4, 2020

Austin At Large: Cars That Go “Boom!”
Cars That Go “Boom!”
Let’s never be desperate enough to hook up with Elon Musk, OK?

Mike Clark-Madison, May 28, 2020

Austin At Large: Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
The coronavirus works for free and cares not about its approval rating

Mike Clark-Madison, May 21, 2020

Austin at Large: Stupidity – It’s Not Essential
Stupidity – It’s Not Essential
It’s absurd out there, but you can still make good decisions, now and in November

Mike Clark-Madison, May 14, 2020

Austin At Large: Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Keep Your Eyes on the Road
As we endure this age of clownery, we can have nice things in our future – even I-35

Mike Clark-Madison, May 7, 2020

Austin at Large: People, Get Ready
People, Get Ready
We can all be responsible Austinites – now that we know what that requires

Mike Clark-Madison, April 30, 2020

Austin at Large: Call the Cops, Send In the Clowns
Call the Cops, Send In the Clowns

Mike Clark-Madison, April 23, 2020

Austin at Large: People, Read the Zoom!
People, Read the Zoom!
Don’t make me leave the house to deliver some sense to y’all in times like these

Mike Clark-Madison, April 16, 2020

Austin at Large: How to Wear a Mask
How to Wear a Mask
Constructive thoughts from the near side of the curve

Mike Clark-Madison, April 9, 2020

Austin at Large: Everything’s Different Now
Everything’s Different Now
The new normal requires a lot of willpower, but also the chance to do things better

Mike Clark-Madison, April 2, 2020

Austin At Large: Let Me Make Things Clear
Let Me Make Things Clear
Yes, we need to move ahead quickly – but not recklessly – with a new land code

Mike Clark-Madison, Feb. 20, 2020

Austin At Large: What Are Y'all Afraid Of?
What Are Y'all Afraid Of?
Framing the gains and losses on all sides of Austin's battles over land use

Mike Clark-Madison, Feb. 6, 2020

Austin at Large: Take It From a Ninja ...
Take It From a Ninja ...
The governor takes to the Twitters again to politicize a tragedy

Mike Clark-Madison, Jan. 9, 2020

Austin at Large: Equity Is Everybody’s Business
Equity Is Everybody’s Business
We the people of Austin own the future of our schools

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 27, 2019

Austin at Large: And Unto Us, a Code Is Born
And Unto Us, a Code Is Born
A decade’s worth of groaning begets the promise of a new city

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 12, 2019

Austin at Large: Be Thankful for What We’ve Got
Be Thankful for What We’ve Got
Sometimes, the grinding slog of government bears tasty fruit

Mike Clark-Madison, Nov. 27, 2019

Austin at Large: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Big dumb mud puddles of racism, right there beneath our feet

Mike Clark-Madison, Nov. 14, 2019

Austin at Large: Drop Your Ballot Like It's HOT
Drop Your Ballot Like It's HOT
And then, someday, we'll make serious policy about our venues

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 31, 2019

Austin at Large: We Have Had It With That Guy
We Have Had It With That Guy
Republicans, come get your bros. Dems, get out your voters.

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 17, 2019

Austin at Large: Lord, Gotta Keep On Moving
Lord, Gotta Keep On Moving
New and welcome spirits animate the fight for transit

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 3, 2019

Austin at Large: The Oldest Story in Town
The Oldest Story in Town
Will Austin ISD’s “School Changes” be our last chance to learn our lesson?

Mike Clark-Madison, Sept. 19, 2019

Austin at Large: Digital Spills in the Silicon Hills
Digital Spills in the Silicon Hills
On Austin’s – and our own – awkward relationship with tech

Mike Clark-Madison, Sept. 5, 2019

Austin At Large: For the Price of a Policeman
For the Price of a Policeman
The cost of public safety, in different community currencies

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 22, 2019

Austin at Large: You Can’t Take Our Sons Away
You Can’t Take Our Sons Away
On gun violence, white supremacy, misogyny, and fatherhood

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 8, 2019

Austin at Large: Let's Take a Vote on That
Let's Take a Vote on That
Forced elections are now routine, but are they "grassroots"?

Mike Clark-Madison, July 25, 2019

Austin At Large: Say Farewell to Greg Guernsey
Say Farewell to Greg Guernsey
An exit interview with Austin’s longtime planning chief

Mike Clark-Madison, July 11, 2019

Austin at Large: What the Market Will Bear
What the Market Will Bear
From the creeks to the streets, Austin gets clear on what it wants

Mike Clark-Madison, June 27, 2019

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