Topic: Policy

Challenges are the Essence of Science

May 27, 2016

The concept of “settled science” is silly. Scientists should at all costs defend the right to challenge science. In addressing challenges, science advances, little by little.

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We Need to do More for Military Spouses

May 20, 2016

May is a month that honors our veterans in many different ways. But we still have work to do in how we recognize and support their families. Lawmakers can make a big difference in a few key ways.

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How Texas Could Solve Our Nation’s Transportation Problems

May 16, 2016
Traffic Jam

When it comes to America’s transportation and mobility issues, we need to leverage academia and university research more often. The future of transportation is going to be much more focused.

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More Progress Is Needed in Mental Health Care

April 29, 2016
Mental Health

It’s time for a conversation to counteract the charged, uninformed movies, political statements and other cultural touchstones that portray mental illness as a menace.

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U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul Visits UT Austin

April 15, 2016

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who is chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, spoke with UT Austin students on March 30.

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