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 Rep. Bennett Ratliff, R-Coppell, says Texans should beware of a possible new entitlement program in disguise, and Mark Miller, the 2014 Libertarian nominee for railroad commissioner, lays out how he would fix the state's oil and gas regulator.
Does high-speed rail make sense for Texas? Peter LeCody of Texas Rail Advocates writes that it does and plans are moving ahead faster than most people realize, while Bernard L. Weinstein of SMU says the economics simply don't add up.
Some say Texas doesn't need to spend any more of its own money on attracting out-of-state businesses, but we can't stand by and wait around for other states to one-up us, writes state Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas.
As the federal trial on a provision of Texas' new abortion regulations enters its final day, Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman's Health and Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life make their case for how the court should rule.
Too many students today think innovations in higher education, like online courses, are meant to make learning easy, writes Mark David Milliron of Civitas Learning. And Julia Spann of SafePlace explains how UT-Austin got it right on sexual assault.