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Political Roundup: From Sanctuary Cities to Cabinet Confirmations

Posted on · From President Trump’s cabinet appointees being confirmed (one requiring a tie-breaking vote in the Senate from the Vice President), to the Texas Senate beginning action on Gov. Abbott’s emergency items, including a preliminary vote Tuesday on a bill to ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” we break down recent political news and discuss how it all could impact […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

State of the State, and Our New Secretary of State: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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Cabinet Appointments with Texas Ties — What Will it Mean for Us?

Posted on · President-elect Donald Trump has named former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy. The announcement comes on the heels of another appointment — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State for the Trump administration. We discuss what these appointments could mean for Texas and the nation with Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor […]