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

"Show Us Your Papers"

The Whitley fiasco and the persistence of voter suppression

Michael King, Feb. 14, 2019

How to Suppress the Vote

With its latest lies, Texas GOP reminds us: This is all they’ve got

Michael King, Jan. 31, 2019

The Definition of Insanity

Waiting for the Legislature to finally do its duty on school finance

Michael King, Jan. 17, 2019

The Gavel Descends

The 86th Texas Legislature: Hoping for the Best ...

Michael King, Jan. 3, 2019

Southwest Key, and You and Me

The local refugee empire is a symptom of bigger troubles

Michael King, Dec. 13, 2018

A More Urgent Warning

National Climate Assessment amplifies the alarm

Michael King, Nov. 29, 2018

Giving Thanks

In the spirit of the season, a few celebrations

Michael King, Nov. 21, 2018

The Work Goes On

A mixed election bag nationwide, but real reasons for optimism

Michael King, Nov. 8, 2018

Welcome the Stranger, Protect the Refugee

Vote in memory of those who gave their lives for others

Michael King, Nov. 1, 2018

Lessons at Election Time

Vote like our lives (and Austin) depend on it

Michael King, Oct. 25, 2018

This Most Important Election

How and why the Chronicle takes endorsements seriously

Michael King, Oct. 18, 2018

Climate Change Awareness Month

From the Islands and the IPCC comes the latest urgent warning

Michael King, Oct. 11, 2018

Affordable Housing & the Promised Land

Proposition A and Austin's affordability predicament

Michael King, Oct. 4, 2018

Disorder in the Court … of Appeals

Triana/Toth race raising unusual political dust

Michael King, Sep. 27, 2018

Dark Money, Sunlight, and Political Soccer Games

Shadowy funding works its way into Austin campaigns

Michael King, Sep. 20, 2018

In the Shadow of the Capitol

Council approves its latest budget with the Lege over its shoulder

Michael King, Sep. 13, 2018

Breaking Down the Bonds

Affordable housing headlines, but there's plenty in the package

Michael King, Sep. 6, 2018

Hard Times at the Statesman

The new owners start cutting, and the bleeding begins

Michael King, Aug. 30, 2018

The Circus Returns to Town

Final-day filings bump up the list of wannabe Council candidates

Michael King, Aug. 23, 2018

What You Say, and How You Say It

Ballot language argument is a snapshot of polarized Austin politics

Michael King, Aug. 16, 2018

Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics

"Efficiency audit" petition campaign could use an independent audit

Michael King, Aug. 9, 2018

Ground Zero for Zero Tolerance

Southwest Key becomes the local symbol of brutal U.S. policy

Michael King, Aug. 2, 2018

Loaded Dice

If we can't pull together on climate change, we face an unlivable future

Michael King, Jul. 26, 2018

Of Frogs and Children

Do what you can to defend imprisoned refugees

Michael King, Jul. 12, 2018

Left Pending

Council's summer daze leaves plenty of work in progress

Michael King, Jul. 5, 2018

The Wages of Civility

The Supreme Court confirms that elections have consequences

Michael King, Jun. 28, 2018

Who We Are

Treatment of desperate immigrants a stark test of the American idea

Michael King, Jun. 21, 2018

The Struggle Continues

The Poor People's Campaign renews the long-term fight

Michael King, Jun. 14, 2018

Suffer the Little Children

Is Southwest Key providing child care at the border, or collaboration?

Michael King, Jun. 7, 2018

The Art of the Possible

A few thoughts on Texas Democratic prospects

Michael King, May. 31, 2018

Gun Crazy

More massacres, more conversations, more sanctimony ... more nothing

Michael King, May. 24, 2018

Purging the Commissioners

If you can't win the argument, blow up the process

Michael King, May. 17, 2018

Can This Code Be Saved?

Plan for a common future, or pretend it just won't happen

Michael King, May. 10, 2018

Slaves for Rent

Sick pay lawsuit confirms what bosses think of workers

Michael King, May. 3, 2018

Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

City Hall begins budget prep with a fair-to-middling forecast

Michael King, Apr. 5, 2018

In Search of a Plan, Not a Master Plan

Council divisions taking shape on CodeNEXT

Michael King, Mar. 22, 2018

Welcome to the Future

Texas is just like America, only more so

Michael King, Mar. 14, 2018

Primary Afterthoughts

Waking up wondering if Texas will ever be purple

Michael King, Mar. 8, 2018

The Daily Carnage

Another month, another mass shooting ... will this one make a change?

Michael King, Mar. 1, 2018

“Austin Will Still Be Austin”

Adler’s “state of the city” imagines a bulwark against “a giant honking mess”

Michael King, Feb. 22, 2018

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