April 26, 2013 -
Seven different agencies regulate fertilizer plants in Texas, but none of them have authority over how close they are to homes and schools.
April 2, 2013 -
The Supreme Court, poised to rule on a major affirmative action case out of Texas, accepts another one from Michigan. What might this say about dismantling race-conscious programs?
March 25, 2013 -
MIT physicist Ernest Moniz is an academic who has also served on boards or advisory councils of large energy companies, including BP.
March 19, 2013 -
When the NAACP challenged Jim Crow laws, it selected plaintiffs who would elicit both sympathy and outrage. Today conservatives are using the same tactic, as illustrated by Fisher v. The University of Texas -- a case challenging consideration of race in admissions.
March 14, 2013 -
When Uranium Energy Corp. sought permission to launch a large-scale mining project in Goliad County, Texas, it seemed the EPA would stand in the way -- until a powerful Democratic lobbyist and fundraiser intervened.
February 27, 2013 -
Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Here's why it matters.
February 25, 2013 -
A big potential drawback to the convenience of absentee and mail voting: Studies show that ballots are rejected at a higher rate than for voters who brave the wait at polling places.