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Conversations About Texas Politics: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Posted on · The GOP has had such a stranglehold on statewide offices here in Texas for so many years now that it's hard to remember a time when it was any different. Even Ann Richards seems very much like the Democratic exception to the Republican rule. On today’s special edition of Houston Matters, we devote the hour […]

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Unapologetically Moderate: Writer Searches for the Rational Center

Posted on · For the last decade, Bill King has written a column on politics and public policy for the Houston Chronicle. The former two term mayor of Kemah, in Galveston County, has compiled those columns into a new book called Unapologetically Moderate: My Search for a Rational Center in American Politics. We ask King if he’s found […]

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“Winter” Weather and Moderates in Politics: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Posted on · The recent cold snap reminds us that, while summer months here can seem interminably hot and muggy, from October through April, Houston's weather can vary wildly. One day we're enjoying mild seasonal temperatures; the next we're fishing our coats out of the back of the closet, and being reminded to wrap our pipes and mind […]