Point Austin

City politics and commentary from a progressive perspective, with an occasional detour into state and national events.
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Point Austin: About That D.A. Race ...
About That D.A. Race ...
Point Austin dissents from the Chronicle Editorial Board’s view of the incumbent

Michael King, News, Feb. 13, 2020

Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up
Top Down, Bottom Up
In a year of crucial elections, we need to be prepared

Michael King, News, Jan. 30, 2020

Point Austin: Punching Down in Our Names
Punching Down in Our Names
Abbott’s refugee rejection confirms the triumph of Trumpism

Michael King, News, Jan. 16, 2020

Point Austin: Happy New Year?!?
Happy New Year?!?
Looking forward ... 2020 could go either way

Michael King, News, Jan. 3, 2020

Point Austin: Can't Say We Weren't Warned
Can't Say We Weren't Warned
New U.N. "emissions gap" report heightens climate change alarm.

Michael King, News, Dec. 5, 2019

Point Austin: One, Two, So Many Amigos
One, Two, So Many Amigos
Agent Orange stops in Austin, trailing corruption in his wake

Michael King, News, Nov. 21, 2019

Point Austin: The Morning After
The Morning After
What voters said about taxes, city and county plans, and dogs

Michael King, News, Nov. 7, 2019

Point Austin: The Stakes at 4700 Riverside
The Stakes at 4700 Riverside
“Redevelopment” is always about community

Michael King, News, Oct. 24, 2019

Point Austin: It's Accountability Time
It's Accountability Time
Lloyd Doggett on the need for swift action on impeachment

Michael King, News, Oct. 10, 2019

Point Austin: From Earth Day to Climate Strike
From Earth Day to Climate Strike
In a dark time, it's worth recalling decades of progress

Michael King, News, Sept. 26, 2019

Point Austin: Hanging Fire on Gun Control
Hanging Fire on Gun Control
After yet more deaths, Texas leaders vow to do ... something

Michael King, News, Sept. 12, 2019

Point Austin: Is There a Lawyer in the House?
Is There a Lawyer in the House?
Legal opinions abound in the lead-up to November's elections

Michael King, News, Aug. 29, 2019

Point Austin: Watching the Races
Watching the Races
Yes, it’s early – but Austin voters can start boning up now

Michael King, News, Aug. 15, 2019

Point Austin: Money Matters, and the Senate
Money Matters, and the Senate
Can the Dems find (and fund) the candidate to beat Cornyn?

Michael King, News, Aug. 1, 2019

Point Austin: Race, Raids, and ... Us
Race, Raids, and ... Us
Trump's latest outrage fits a pattern from D.C. to Texas

Michael King, News, July 18, 2019

Point Austin: The Victory of Tom DeLay
The Victory of Tom DeLay
With redistricting ruling, SCOTUS says it’s OK to cheat to win

Michael King, News, July 3, 2019

Point Austin: “The Time to Act Is Now”
“The Time to Act Is Now”
Lloyd Doggett on the need to begin impeachment proceedings

Michael King, News, June 20, 2019

Point Austin: Another Year of the Gun
Another Year of the Gun
As the carnage continues, the Legislature shrugs again

Michael King, News, June 6, 2019

Point Austin: On the Road to Sine Die
On the Road to Sine Die
Almost adjourned, the Legislature's toll is still incomplete

Michael King, News, May 23, 2019

Point Austin: Rising to the Defense
Rising to the Defense
Travis County tries to level the courtroom playing field with a public defender’s office

Michael King, News, May 9, 2019

Point Austin: Local Control Now in Chains
Local Control Now in Chains
State clamps down on cities' right to govern themselves

Michael King, News, April 25, 2019

Point Austin: Dispatches From Beyond Deadline
Dispatches From Beyond Deadline
New book collects final reports of those who gave their lives

Michael King, News, April 11, 2019

Point Austin: Whoop, Whoop, Hooray!
Whoop, Whoop, Hooray!
When legislators sneeze, Texans catch colds – or worse

Michael King, News, March 28, 2019

Point Austin: It Ain’t Easy Being Weird
It Ain’t Easy Being Weird
Welcome to Austin – accept our gift of the spirit of change

Michael King, News, March 13, 2019

Point Austin: Signing On to a Green New Deal
Signing On to a Green New Deal
Doggett in defense of concrete steps, not “absolute purity”

Michael King, News, Feb. 28, 2019

Point Austin: “Show Us Your Papers”
“Show Us Your Papers”
The Whitley fiasco and the persistence of voter suppression

Michael King, News, Feb. 14, 2019

Point Austin: How to Suppress the Vote
How to Suppress the Vote
With its latest lies, Texas GOP reminds us: This is all they’ve got

Michael King, News, Jan. 31, 2019

Point Austin: The Definition of Insanity
The Definition of Insanity
Waiting for the Legislature to finally do its duty on school finance

Michael King, News, Jan. 17, 2019

Point Austin: The Gavel Descends
The Gavel Descends
The 86th Texas Legislature: Hoping for the best ...

Michael King, News, Jan. 3, 2019

Point Austin: Southwest Key and Us
Southwest Key and Us
Local refugee empire is a symptom of bigger troubles

Michael King, News, Dec. 13, 2018

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