Austin At Large

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Austin at Large: In Control, but Not In Charge
In Control, but Not In Charge
Amid the ruins of the Texas power grid, following two different paths to failure

Mike Clark-Madison, March 11, 2021

Austin at Large: At the Bottom of the Well
At the Bottom of the Well
Greg Abbott’s still making horrible things happen, but at least now he’s in charge!

Mike Clark-Madison, March 4, 2021

Austin at Large: Help Is Not on the Way
Help Is Not on the Way
By design, decadence, and default, Austin and Texas have entered a DIY era

Mike Clark-Madison, Feb. 25, 2021

Austin at Large: The Way We Got Here
The Way We Got Here
On the journey to today’s Austin, Ron Davis helped make the road by walking

Mike Clark-Madison, Feb. 11, 2021

Austin at Large: To Shame the Strong
To Shame the Strong
Let the congregation sing: “For God’s sake, give more power to the people”

Mike Clark-Madison, Feb. 4, 2021

Austin at Large: “It’s Time to Get <blank> Done”
“It’s Time to Get <blank> Done”
As we dive deep into 2021, let’s complete that sentence with real talk, not “stuff”

Mike Clark-Madison, Jan. 28, 2021

Austin at Large: Just Another Wednesday
Just Another Wednesday
Rejoice and be glad in these first calm hours of the rest of our democratic lives

Mike Clark-Madison, Jan. 21, 2021

Austin at Large: Forget the Alamo
Forget the Alamo
It’s strike three for Texas in the white-power rebellion game. Time to call folks out.

Mike Clark-Madison, Jan. 14, 2021

Austin at Large: From Cloud Coup-Coup Land
From Cloud Coup-Coup Land
Was this the worst that could happen? That (still) depends on what we do next.

Mike Clark-Madison, Jan. 7, 2021

Austin at Large: A Strong-Mayor Sweet Spot?
A Strong-Mayor Sweet Spot?
Advocates throw some salt on the pleasant-tasting “pro-democracy” reform plan

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 30, 2020

Austin at Large: Carnival of the MAGAnimals
Carnival of the MAGAnimals
Austin is not an unsafe city. That's not stopping the governor from trying to seize control of our police force.

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 23, 2020

Austin at Large: Yup, He Goofed! Now What?
Yup, He Goofed! Now What?
For Austin’s own good, we may want to patch up that hole Steve Adler shot in his foot

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 10, 2020

Austin at Large: The Center of Attention, Again
The Center of Attention, Again
Austin continues its golden-child ways as the rest of America goes pear-shaped

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 3, 2020

Austin at Large: Make America Grateful Again
Make America Grateful Again
Even as white nationalism sticks around, kicking Trump to the curb is a Thanksgiving miracle

Mike Clark-Madison, Nov. 25, 2020

Austin at Large: Too Late to Turn Back Now?
Too Late to Turn Back Now?
The long, slow slog to a new I-35 could still change direction

Mike Clark-Madison, Nov. 19, 2020

Austin at Large: New Voters for a New Texas?
New Voters for a New Texas?
Kirk Watson says it’s possible: “Two million more people are now paying attention”

Mike Clark-Madison, Nov. 12, 2020

Austin at Large: The Big Engine That Must
The Big Engine That Must
Proposition A is wobbling around the final curve. We can’t let it derail.

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 29, 2020

Austin at Large: For Team Blue, So Much Green
For Team Blue, So Much Green
More money, more voters for Texas Democrats aiming to flip the state House

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 22, 2020

Austin at Large: Old Beliefs, No Longer True
Old Beliefs, No Longer True
One in five Texas voters have never known a non-embarrassing ruling regime

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 15, 2020

Austin at Large: The Costly Pastime of Politics
The Costly Pastime of Politics
The big bucks are rolling in to local candidates and PACs. Why, and for what?

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 8, 2020

Austin at Large: If We Make It ’Til November
If We Make It ’Til November
How noisy, chaotic, incoherent, and unpleasant can this election cycle get?

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 1, 2020

Austin at Large: Mobility Is a Civil Right
Mobility Is a Civil Right
The new Austin electorate, for whom equity is non-negotiable, considers transit

Mike Clark-Madison, Sept. 24, 2020

Austin at Large: Counting Heads, Drawing Lines
Counting Heads, Drawing Lines
Next year, when (if?) the current crises recede, we may be surprised at what we find

Mike Clark-Madison, Sept. 17, 2020

Austin at Large: ARIC, Meet ALICE
ARIC, Meet ALICE
Two acronyms walk into an ongoing conversation about justice and equity

Mike Clark-Madison, Sept. 10, 2020

Austin at Large: Voting From the Bottom Up
Voting From the Bottom Up
Take advantage of your downballot opportunities to create real change

Mike Clark-Madison, Sept. 3, 2020

Austin at Large: Truth and Reconciliation
Truth and Reconciliation
“Reimagining” public safety will involve more than just technocratic change

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 27, 2020

Austin At Large: The Dog That Caught the Cop Car
The Dog That Caught the Cop Car
De-policing becomes partisanized, but who is really putting themselves at risk?

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 20, 2020

Austin at Large: Police and Thieves in the Street
Police and Thieves in the Street
Why do people say “ACAB”? Allow Austin’s warrior-cop lobby to demonstrate.

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 13, 2020

Austin at Large: A Pre-November Pep Talk
A Pre-November Pep Talk
Reasons for optimism as we ride this circus train into Election Station

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 6, 2020

Austin at Large: Good Guys With Guns
Good Guys With Guns
Garrett Foster died in an outbreak of gun violence. But there’s more to the story.

Mike Clark-Madison, July 30, 2020

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