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.
Charter schools are working to level the playing field for Texas students growing up in poverty, and it's time for the state to do its part in leveling the funding, former NBA player David Robinson writes.
Kyle Workman of Texans Against High-Speed Rail says landowners and taxpayers need more details about the Dallas-to-Houston rail plan, while Robert Eckels of Texas Central Railway aims to set the record straight about the proposal.
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.
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.
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.
Deirdre Delisi, a former Texas Transportation Commission chairwoman; Julie Linn, the president of Texans for Education Reform; and Bill Hammond, the CEO of the Texas Association of Business, lay out their hopes and expectations for this year's legislative session.
Attending college in Texas shouldn't be a luxury afforded only to the wealthy or those willing to take on massive student loan debt, but that's what's happened in our state since we deregulated tuition, writes state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown.