Civil Rights Health & Social Policy LBJ School Op-Ed University of Texas at Austin

Criminal Justice Reform Panel

On Monday, February 22, as part of the 2016 Barbara Jordan Forum, Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) sponsored a panel of elected officials representing city, county, and state government who addressed the topic of “Criminal Justice Reform in Central Texas.” The panel consisted of Kathie Tovo, Austin City Council member for District 9; […]

Civil Rights Health & Social Policy Politics and Governance

Legislators Discuss Guns and Police Conduct at the Texas Tribune Festival

Photo Credit: The Texas Tribune The Texas Tribune Festival’s panel on “Justice and the Legislature” featured a Texas state representatives with a diversity of opinions on topics including gun control and police violence against citizens. On the recent passage of open carry laws and the expansion of concealed carry, Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) was blunt in […]

Health & Social Policy

Roseburg and Sandy Hook are Not the Problem

The mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, was a horrible, tragic event. Mass shootings like that reach across the country and tear at our hearts with their senseless and brutal loss of life. They are terrifying, and there is no question that they should not be happening. However, they are not the problem. They are certainly […]

Economics & Trade Policy LBJ School Politics and Governance

Reich Delivers Message of Optimism and Caution to LBJ School

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich struck a cautiously optimistic note when he spoke at the LBJ School as part of the Liz Carpenter Lecture Series on Tuesday, September 8th. Although Reich was quick to catalogue the challenges facing the United States economy, he sketched out ways that US workers—and not just corporations—can thrive in the […]

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