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Election Poll: One Mayoral Candidate’s Surprising Rise, One’s Surprising Fall

Posted on · In just a little more than three weeks, Houstonians will go to the polls to vote on a new mayor, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, and term limits for city council members – among other matters. But in what direction are voters leaning on these issues? We examine voter attitudes as determined by the latest […]

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What is Jade Helm? An Historical and Political Look at the Military Exercise

Posted on · Starting in July, several states — including Texas — will participate in an 8-week-long exercise called Jade Helm 15. Gov. Greg Abbott came under fire for ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor the U.S. military while it conducted the training exercises. That got us wondering — has the Texas State Guard been used like this […]

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Houstonians Weigh In On Syria

Posted on · President Obama addressed the nation on Tuesday night, Sept. 10, to again make his case for targeted military action in response to last month’s deadly chemical attack in Syria, which killed more than a thousand people, including hundreds of children. The President described how, without a response, the Assad government, and other tyrants will commit […]