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.
It is incumbent on conservatives to uphold their principles and speak out against actions that violate the country's most cherished constitutional precepts — regardless of the occupant of the White House — writes state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth.
The Affordable Care Act, a sweeping law full of crushing regulations and burdensome mandates, has accomplished exactly the opposite of what President Obama naively promised while shattering the confidence of millions Americans in the process, writes U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe.
With a Trump presidency and Republican-controlled Congress committed to securing the border, the question must be asked: Why should the Texas Legislature be in the border security business at all? It shouldn't, writes Republican political consultant Ted Delisi.
The least we can do is to ensure that our government does everything it can to provide the medical care and support services our veterans require after completing their service, write U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and state Sen. Brian Birdwell.
After the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court found success by endeavoring to build bipartisan coalitions and resolve cases on narrow grounds rather than trying to establish far-reaching categorical rules, writes Austin lawyer Anya Bidwell.
After more than a decade of fomenting suspicions about the voting process, Texas GOP leaders find themselves called upon to defend the overall integrity of a process that has delivered most of the political system to their party over the very same time period, write James Henson and Joshua Blank of the Texas Politics Project.
Texas has long been a place of hope for immigrants of all ages, origins, eras and beliefs — contrary to the Republican presidential nominee's divisive rhetoric, writes recent Lone Star State transplant Joseph Kopser.
With our state's population expected to grow by nearly 10 million people by 2030, now is the time to get our water planning processes right, write Jennifer Walker and Tom Spencer of the Texas Living Waters Project.
Polling data suggest the attitudes sustaining Donald Trump's candidacy in Texas will continue to play a role in GOP politics in Texas regardless of the future of the candidate himself, write James Henson and Joshua Blank of the Texas Politics Project.
Medicaid and Obamacare are already failing. Texas should retain its focus on fostering an economic environment that creates a path to self-sufficiency, write John Colyandro and Tom Aldred of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.
A new proposed rule will preserve the right of the youngest Texans to be treated with dignity by requiring fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages to be buried or cremated, write Rep. Jodie Laubenberg and Catherine Glenn Foster.