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.
State Reps. Ana Hernandez, D-Houston, and Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, debate whether President Obama had the authority to issue executive orders preventing the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.
Texas is once again fighting with the Obama administration over health care policy. But this time, writes former Texas Solicitor General James C. Ho, it’s state officials who are pushing for more regulation of health care.
Attorney Joe Nixon writes that the Texas Ethics Commission's new "dark money" rule for political nonprofits is a loss for free speech in Texas, while Texas Ethics Commissioner Chase Untermeyer calls it a win for transparency in the state.
As the San Antonio City Council prepares to vote on a controversial water pipeline, Amy Hardberger of the St. Mary's University School of Law and Robert Puente of the San Antonio Water System debate whether the project is right for the city.
Health care was supposed to be the No. 1 election issue this year, but it quickly faded. With Ebola now dominating headlines, Ken Janda of Community Health Choice writes, it’s time for a rational debate over health coverage.
Anna C. Dragsbaek of The Immunization Partnership writes that there are several other preventable public health threats in Texas right now that are far more menacing than Ebola — and that Texans would be wise to pay close attention to them.
Wayne Thorburn, a former executive director of the Texas Republican Party, writes that speculation over what a majority-Hispanic population will mean for Texas politics has ignored the fact that decades from now, “Hispanic” may not mean what it does today.