Topic: Politics

Trump and Cruz Tied in UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Nov. 12, 2015
Ted Cruz

Equal numbers of Republican primary voters in Texas chose U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump as their first choice to be the Republican presidential nominee in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune statewide poll. 

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What Politicians Should Keep in Mind with Hispanics

Oct. 28, 2015
Latino Voters

While on the campaign trail, Republicans, Democrats and tea party supporters alike will surely find the Hispanic demographic shift provides a compelling opportunity to address a critical facet of the debate on entitlement reform. Given that most groups share the same need for security and inevitably come together to depend on one another, intergenerational equity in transfer programs such as Medicare and Social Security are touchstones of the debate.

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We Need to Get More Accuracy From Candidates

Oct. 2, 2015
Political Candidate

In a free society, we can't stop people from making or condoning false claims. And in today’s America, we may not be able to level the financial playing field. But if we're smart, we can put our society’s love of score-keeping and prize-winning to use on the side of responsible public discourse and against demagoguery.

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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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UT Faculty Experts Offer Insight on Immigration and the Border Crisis

July 25, 2014

Although immigration and border security issues have been heavily debated for years, the debate about U.S. policy and the current border crisis has dominated the media landscape in recent weeks, especially in Texas. Experts from across all disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin are poised to share their insights on a variety of topics related to the immigration debate and are available to speak with the media. 

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