Topic: Election

Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Aug. 11, 2014
Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Amid the humanitarian crisis at the Texas border, elected officials are producing a spectacle of political posturing. All the familiar remedies for our immigration fiasco are on view, their proponents hoping to turn the plight of Central American migrants to their temporary political advantage.

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Texas Voters Deserve Candidates Who Tackle Issues Rather Than Each Other

June 11, 2014
Texas Voters Deserve Candidates Who Tackle Issues Rather Than Each Other

A fundamental lesson of the government classes that I teach at The University of Texas at Austin is that we get the government we deserve.

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The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to Host 2012 Election Debriefing

Nov. 5, 2012

After the ballots have been cast and our political leaders have been named, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life's New Politics Forum will host a 2012 Election Debriefing. The nonpartisan conference, which takes place Friday, Nov. 9, will offer an insider's perspective on the election from campaign professionals, communication experts, scholars and members of the press.

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The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Hosts 'Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide' on Oct. 18

Oct. 15, 2012

While polarization can make politics more exciting for intense partisans, it can hinder compromise and governing. In an effort to bridge the partisan divide, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will host "Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide."

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Media Advisory: Panel, 'The Economy in 2013 Now What?'

Sept. 26, 2012

Tom Gilligan, economist and dean of the McCombs School of Business, will share the 30,000-foot view of America's economy in 2012

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