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Party Politics, Special Live Edition Ep. 37: Voting, Freedom Of Speech And Lone Star College Tomball

Posted on · “Everyone says everything is bigger in Texas, that is not true when it comes to voting” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on low voter turnout in Texas, about 43% in 2016.

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Law Aims to Speed Up Study of the ‘Ike Dike’

Posted on · You’re probably familiar with the idea of the so-called “Ike Dike,” a proposed barrier to protect the Texas coast from storm surge in events like 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The Army Corps of Engineers is currently studying the idea and should have its findings ready by June of 2018. But a recently passed federal law aims […]

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Houston Companies Gain Knowledge and Connections at SXSW Interactive

Posted on · On Friday, (March 11, 2016) President Obama appeared at SXSW Interactive in Austin. He’s the first sitting president to do so. The interactive side of the annual festival has in some ways eclipsed the longstanding focus on music and film. We explore the history of SXSW Interactive and what technical developments and marketing opportunities have come from […]

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Local Reaction to Pres. Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Posted on · On Tuesday night (Jan. 12, 2016), President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. To examine what, if any, implications the President’s remarks may have on Greater Houston, we talk with University of St. Thomas Political Science Professor Jon Taylor.

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Constitutional Convention and Campus Carry: Wednesday’s Show (January 13, 2016)

Posted on · On Tuesday night (Jan. 12, 2016), President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. On this edition of Houston Matters, University of St. Thomas Political Science Professor Jon Taylor joins us to examine what, if any, implications the President’s remarks may have on Greater Houston. Then, we follow up on comments made last […]

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What Issues from the State of the Union Could Affect Houstonians the Most?

Posted on · President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. He covered a wide range of issues, many of which are especially relevant to Houston and Texas. As a new, Republican-controlled Congress looked on, the President reiterated veto threats should Congress “put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance…or […]

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State of the Union and Early Literacy: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Posted on · President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. He covered a wide range of issues, many of which are especially relevant to Houston and Texas. As a new, Republican-controlled Congress looked on, the President reiterated veto threats should Congress “put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance…or […]

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What Pres. Obama’s Immigration Action Will Mean for Houstonians

Posted on · After six years of stalled discussion and debate with Congressional Republicans over U.S. immigration policy, President Obama addressed the nation last night and shared his decision to defer the deportation of more than four million immigrants who entered the country illegally. The president characterizes the move as accountability, not amnesty. Congressional Republicans call it an executive overreach, […]