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Does Violence on the Field Lead to Domestic Violence Off the Field?

Posted on · Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports. The meeting examined policies regarding domestic violence in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Committee members say the problem has come into focus since a video surfaced of pro-football player Ray Rice striking […]

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What Are the Implications for Houston & Texas in State of the Union Address?

Posted on · The President addressed a number of issues in his State of the Union address, which have implications for Houston and Texas. The general tenor of his speech also has implications for the Lone Star state. Prominent Texas officials including Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz have vociferously opposed much of the President’s agenda. Amid […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 2, 2013

Posted on · U.S. Senator and Houstonian Ted Cruz has been at the center of the squabbling in Congress that’s led to the partial shutdown of the federal government. On the Senate floor and in the media, he’s led the charge to defund the Affordable Care Act by any means necessary, including calling to tie such action to […]

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How Immigration Reform Could Impact Houston

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that would both ramp up security along the U.S. border with Mexico, and pave the way towards citizenship for millions of people already living here illegally. We'll discuss the political and cultural implications of such proposed legislation, and what it means, in particular, for Houstonians.