Topic: Voting

Religious Ideologies Should Not Be Used as a Campaign Tool

July 19, 2016

The battles over the dominant religious ideology are being waged within and across faith traditions.

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Reuniting the Republican Party Will Be Tough

May 6, 2016

There will be many more efforts at uniting the Republican Party, but Trump’s active exploitation of divisions and his combative tactics have made reuniting the party more difficult than usual. 

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What Older Women Want: An Actual Female President

March 11, 2016
Hilary Clinton

We have seen the situation get better for women over the years, but not that much better, despite the advanced “waves” of feminism.

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John Nance Garner’s Continuing Relevance in Politics

Feb. 24, 2016
"Cactus Jack"

As the current crop of presidential candidates cajole, charm and hustle for votes, they would do well to study Garner’s timing and strategy in 1932.

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Making Meaningful Change Out of the '10-1' System

Nov. 17, 2015
Downtown Austin

A recent report studying public views about the Austin City Council’s move to geographic representation shows that most Austinites are optimistic about a more representative and more inclusive city council. That’s great news, but delivering on that optimism requires collective actions from leaders and residents to seize this moment of opportunity and translate it to a lasting benefit for our city.

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