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 […]

Houston Matters

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 […]

Houston Matters

James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work

Posted on · A new documentary premieres tonight on PBS about the political career of Houston native James Baker, the former Secretary of State, former Commerce Secretary and former White House Chief of Staff. James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work details Baker’s rise from Houston oil and gas attorney to the national and global stage during […]