David Muto Editor, TribTalk

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

New in TribTalk: Tillman on Eminent Domain; Harris on Art and Oil

One of the many pipeline markers sprinkled across David Holland's family farm near Beaumont, Texas. Holland is involved in major litigation involving common carrier status against Denbury Resources, which built a pipeline across his land.
One of the many pipeline markers sprinkled across David Holland's family farm near Beaumont, Texas. Holland is involved in major litigation involving common carrier status against Denbury Resources, which built a pipeline across his land.

Calvin Tillman, the former mayor of DISH, writes that it's time for real eminent domain reform in Texas, and Houston artist J.J. Harris explains how the oil and gas industry is helping the city's arts scene thrive

The Brief: Sexual Assault Emerges as Issue in Governor's Race

Greg Abbott, then a candidate for governor and now the governor-elect, spoke at a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford on Nov. 12, 2013. State Sen. Wendy Davis, who was also running for governor, spoke to veterans at Luby's in Forest Hill the day before.
Greg Abbott, then a candidate for governor and now the governor-elect, spoke at a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford on Nov. 12, 2013. State Sen. Wendy Davis, who was also running for governor, spoke to veterans at Luby's in Forest Hill the day before.

Sexual assault has emerged as a potentially potent new issue in the governor's race.

New in TribTalk: Milliron on Education Innovations

The Humanities Library at The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas in Austin, is open to anyone for research, provide they have a valid ID.
The Humanities Library at The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas in Austin, is open to anyone for research, provide they have a valid ID.

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.