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David Muto

David Muto is 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.

Recent Contributions

Adam Baker

New in TribTalk: McRaven and Sharp on Hazlewood

Texas should honor its veterans by reforming the Hazlewood Act, which offers college tuition exemptions but is in jeopardy due to rising costs, write William McRaven, chancellor of the UT System, and John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M System.

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Tesla Motors

New in TribTalk: Glenn Beck on Tesla

Texas' laws prohibiting Tesla Motors from selling cars directly to consumers are completely inconsistent with everything the state is supposed to stand for, Beck writes.

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Courtesy LBJ Library Photo by David Valdez

New in TribTalk: Updegrove on LBJ and Gay Marriage

Johnson’s keen sense of social justice is a sign that if he were alive today, he’d view the gay marriage fight in much the same way he saw civil rights in the 1960s, LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark K. Updegrove writes in TribTalk.

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Mark Taylor

New in TribTalk: Palin on Energy in Texas

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is in Houston this week to speak at an oil and gas summit, writes that "drill, baby, drill" is more than just a political slogan — it's a strategy that's working for America.

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Deborah Cannon / Austin American Statesman

New in TribTalk: Luci Baines Johnson on "Selma"

"I was deeply saddened that the film does not convey the message of hope that the historical Selma does," writes Luci Baines Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

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