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

Michael King, Jan. 17, 2019

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

Michael King, Jan. 3, 2019

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

Michael King, Dec. 13, 2018

Point Austin: A More Urgent Warning
A More Urgent Warning
National Climate Assessment amplifies the alarm

Michael King, Nov. 29, 2018

Point Austin: Giving Thanks
Giving Thanks
In the spirit of the season, a few celebrations

Michael King, Nov. 21, 2018

Point Austin: The Work Goes On
The Work Goes On
A mixed election bag nationwide, but real reasons for optimism

Michael King, Nov. 8, 2018

Point Austin: Welcome the Stranger, Protect the Refugee
Welcome the Stranger, Protect the Refugee
Vote in memory of those who gave their lives for others

Michael King, Nov. 1, 2018

Point Austin: Lessons at Election Time
Lessons at Election Time
Vote like our lives (and Austin) depend on it – they just might

Michael King, Oct. 25, 2018

Point Austin: This Most Important Election
This Most Important Election
How and why the Chronicle takes endorsements seriously

Michael King, Oct. 18, 2018

Point Austin: Climate Change Awareness Month
Climate Change Awareness Month
From the Islands and the IPCC comes the latest urgent warning

Michael King, Oct. 11, 2018

Point Austin: Affordable Housing & the Promised Land
Affordable Housing & the Promised Land
Proposition A and Austin’s Affordability Predicament

Michael King, Oct. 4, 2018

Point Austin: Disorder in the Court … of Appeals
Disorder in the Court … of Appeals
Triana/Toth race raising unusual political dust

Michael King, Sept. 27, 2018

Point Austin: Dark Money, Sunlight, and Political Soccer Games
Dark Money, Sunlight, and Political Soccer Games
Shadowy funding works its way into Austin campaigns

Michael King, Sept. 20, 2018

Point Austin: In the Shadow of the Capitol
In the Shadow of the Capitol
Council approves its latest budget with the Lege over its shoulder

Michael King, Sept. 13, 2018

Point Austin: Breaking Down the Bonds
Breaking Down the Bonds
Affordable housing headlines, but there’s plenty in the package

Michael King, Sept. 6, 2018

Point Austin: Hard Times at the <i>Statesman</i>
Hard Times at the Statesman
The new owners start cutting, and the bleeding begins

Michael King, Aug. 30, 2018

Point Austin: The Circus Returns to Town
The Circus Returns to Town
Final-day filings bump up the list of wannabe Council candidates

Michael King, Aug. 23, 2018

Point Austin: What You Say, and How You Say It
What You Say, and How You Say It
Ballot language argument is a snapshot of polarized Austin politics

Michael King, Aug. 16, 2018

Point Austin: Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics
Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics
“Efficiency audit” petition campaign could use an independent audit

Michael King, Aug. 9, 2018

Point Austin: Ground Zero for Zero Tolerance
Ground Zero for Zero Tolerance
Southwest Key becomes the local symbol of brutal U.S. policy

Michael King, Aug. 2, 2018

Point Austin: Loaded Dice
Loaded Dice
If we can’t pull together on climate change, we face an unlivable future

Michael King, July 26, 2018

Point Austin: Of Frogs and Children
Of Frogs and Children
Do what you can to defend imprisoned refugees

Michael King, July 12, 2018

Point Austin: Left Pending
Left Pending
Council’s summer daze leaves plenty of work in progress

Michael King, July 5, 2018

Point Austin: The Wages of Civility
The Wages of Civility
The Supreme Court confirms that elections have consequences

Michael King, June 28, 2018

Point Austin: Who We Are
Who We Are
Treatment of desperate immigrants a stark test of the American idea

Michael King, June 21, 2018

Point Austin: The Struggle Continues
The Struggle Continues
The Poor People’s Campaign renews the long-term fight

Michael King, June 14, 2018

Point Austin: Suffer the Little Children
Suffer the Little Children
Is Southwest Key providing child care at the border, or collaboration?

Michael King, June 7, 2018

Point Austin: The Art of the Possible
The Art of the Possible
A few thoughts on Texas Democratic prospects

Michael King, May 31, 2018

Point Austin: Gun Crazy
Gun Crazy
More massacres, more conversations, more sanctimony ... more nothing

Michael King, May 24, 2018

Point Austin: Purging the Commissioners
Purging the Commissioners
If you can’t win the argument, blow up the process

Michael King, May 17, 2018

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