was the editor of TribTalk, The Texas Tribune's opinion page. He is also the Tribune's copy editor. A Richardson native, he attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned degrees in journalism and Spanish.
If he’s willing to listen, Donald Trump's visit to Texas today should provide him with a much-needed lesson on what life in border communities is actually like, writes state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. Full Story
Everyone — conservatives included — stands to gain from high-quality public transit, even in Texas, write William S. Lind and Glen D. Bottoms of the American Conservative Center for Public Transportation. Full Story
It's no surprise that the Texas Senate was more conservative this year than in 2013. But just who was the most conservative member? And who was the most liberal? Mark P. Jones looks at the votes. Full Story
With religious liberty and freedom of conscience under assault, Gov. Greg Abbott must call a special session to end government marriage licensing, writes state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview. Full Story
The gulf between public opinion and public policy in Texas is widening, and that's no surprise, given the state of our democratic institutions, writes Stephen L. Klineberg, a sociologist at Rice University. Full Story
In Texas, the debate over Confederate monuments has centered on the University of Texas at Austin, but the true elephant in the room is the grounds of the Texas Capitol, writes UT professor Sanford Levinson. Full Story