A Look Ahead at Elections in Latin America

After watching the recent democratic turmoil in the United States with a mix of alarm and familiarity, neighbors in Latin America will soon begin their own busy season of elections. 2020 saw major electoral upheavals across the region, bringing about a return to...

Same Day Voter Registration Could Increase Texas Voter Turnout

Texas could become the latest state to enact same day voter registration. A bill filed by state Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-[District], would require two voter registrars to be present at each polling place on Election Day. The registrars would be able to register new...

Prasad: New Opportunities to Address Health Disparities

Up to 80 percent of an individual’s health is determined by social factors. Black and Latinx individuals are up to six times more likely to die of COVID-19 and are up to seven percent more likely to suffer from chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes than...

Campbell: Reform Policies Do Not Make Police Less Violent

This summer the Austin City Council voted to implement police reforms and reduce the Austin Police Department’s budget by $150 million. On its face, these passages appear to address the demands of this summer’s social movements. The city council voted to restrict the...

Why Anti-Military Sentiment on Campus is Often Misplaced

By James R. Mismash and Nicholas J. Romanow Skepticism toward the military is easy to find on college campuses like the University of Texas at Austin; even in the absence of a nationally omnipresent anti-war movement as in the 1960s, anti-military student groups have...

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