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

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

For Your Consideration

When you enter the poll, make your best choice ... these are ours

Michael King, Feb. 15, 2018

Sick and Tired

Council moves toward commonsense ordinance, despite business resistance

Michael King, Feb. 8, 2018

If You Build It, They Will Come

Arguments over infrastructure reflect community visions

Michael King, Feb. 1, 2018

Amazon in Austin's Pocket

A business model built on public subsidies shouldn’t have its hand out

Michael King, Jan. 25, 2018

The Heroic Legacy of Martin Luther King

In a dark time, looking to King's example for inspiration

Michael King, Jan. 18, 2018

Beyond Fire and Fury

Trump's White House follies obscure a deeper trail of corruption

Michael King, Jan. 11, 2018

Adler's 2017 Austin Checklist

As 2018 dawns, the mayor compiles a list of accomplishments

Michael King, Jan. 4, 2018

Unfinished Business

Working Austin's weirding ways to New Year's resolutions

Michael King, Dec. 14, 2017

Double Top Secret Probation

City Council goes on a snipe hunt, and is left holding the bag

Michael King, Dec. 7, 2017

This Week in Trumpism

The accelerating reactionary assault on truth, humanity, and community

Michael King, Nov. 30, 2017

Reasons to Be Thankful

At holiday time, mixed blessings are all we have

Michael King, Nov. 21, 2017

What to Do About CodeNEXT

Opponents offering plenty of fear but precious few solutions

Michael King, Nov. 16, 2017

Building Cathedrals

Public libraries and schools sustain a common culture

Michael King, Nov. 2, 2017

A Turning Point?

Flake, Corker, and Straus ... does the new GOP have room for decency?

Michael King, Oct. 26, 2017

The Amazon Invasion

We could handle another giant, but let's let 'em open their own wallets

Michael King, Oct. 19, 2017

Postponing the Code

CodeNEXT rewrite generating inexplicable panic

Michael King, Oct. 12, 2017

Another Night of Blood

One more episode in the culture of the gun

Michael King, Oct. 5, 2017

Rounding Up the Usual Suspects

Targeting immigrants is only one step in an era of repression

Michael King, Sep. 28, 2017

As the Budget Goes, So Goes Council

Turf battles over uncommitted funds may prefigure 2018

Michael King, Sep. 21, 2017

Looking For a Magic Bullet

CodeNEXT arguments reflect the complexity of affordability problems

Michael King, Sep. 14, 2017

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