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Robert Inks

Robert Inks is the night news editor at the Tribune. Before joining the Tribune in October 2015, Robert copy edited for several newspapers in and outside Texas. He also was a writer and editor for online global affairs website Stratfor and a project manager for newspaper publisher GateHouse Media. Robert is an Austin native and a UT-Austin graduate.

Recent Contributions

Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune

New in TribTalk: Fetal remains

The fetal remains rule move places an additional barrier on women who seek to exercise their constitutional right and represents another attempt to shame and restrict access to abortion care, writes Nancy Cardenas of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

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Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

New in TribTalk: Trump and Latinos

The rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump against Mexican-Americans is striking, but the ideas aren't new, writes University of Houston associate professor Raúl A. Ramos. Latinos and Latinas faced similar attacks in Texas more than 160 years ago from the Know-Nothing movement.

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MIchael Stravato

New in TribTalk: Fighting HIV/AIDS in Texas

As World AIDS Day is commemorated Dec. 1, health care providers, the public and policymakers in Texas must realize the virus is still invading neighborhoods at astonishing rates, write Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Legacy Community Health CEO Katy Caldwell.

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Laura Buckman

New in TribTalk: LGBT youth and faith-based systems

In faith-based foster care, there is an increased likelihood of prospective foster and adoptive parents’ theological and personal convictions directly conflicting with the acceptance and affirmation LGBT youth require, writes St. Edward's University assistant professor Adam McCormick.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

New in TribTalk: How do Texas Democrats win?

The Democratic Party already possesses a path to victory in Texas, but only if it assembles an unabashedly liberal, multiracial coalition that connects high politics with robust social movements, writes Texas Christian University assistant professor Max Krochmal.

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Graphic by Jennifer Whitney

New in TribTalk: Tech and Texas government

There can be no denying that the technology industry plays a significant role in Texas' economy, but our state Legislature and governor's office have not evolved to properly handle technology issues, write Ron Yokubaitis and Shane Menking of Data Foundry.

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