All posts tagged: election

Local Elections: My picks for 2009

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Political Commentary

This Tuesday Houstonians will be voting on a number of important issues, including Mayor, Controller, several City Council positions and a handful of State Constitutional Amendments. The exceptionally small voter turnout at local elections reveals a great public misunderstanding about the institutions and individuals that affect our daily lives. On the other hand it allows those of us who do vote to have an increased influence on local issues. National figures often climb their way up […]

A Center-Right country, looking for leadership

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Political Commentary

By the time of the next presidential election four million new voters will be eligible to cast their ballots. They were all born in 1994. The college students and young professionals of 2012 will have very little memory of a pre-9/11 America, including its political scene, save for the occasional famous event or speech mentioned in High School history books, but even then only superficially. They may know that Clinton got friendly with an intern, […]