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James Moore
James Moore is a best selling author, on-air TV political analyst, and a communications and public relations expert

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Flint Is Our Future

(28) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 7:50 PM

Flint used to be a place of hope.

When Daddy and Ma came up from Mississippi with the first two of their six children, big tractor graders were out in the meadows cutting roads for new neighborhoods. A great post-war migration was underway from south of the Mason-Dixon Line to...

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Christmas Around The World: How Different Countries Celebrate The Festive Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 2:43 PM

Whether it's leaving some treats out for Santa and his reindeer or simply decorating the tree, Christmas time is full of family traditions.

But just how do children and their parents celebrate Christmas in other countries across the globe?

More than two...

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All Along the Border

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 7:20 PM

The Texas-Mexico border confounds politicians and overwhelms sociologists. Population growth and a merging of cultures and economies do not make for simple solutions to problems. In Texas, the border is often an afterthought for policy-makers in Austin, which means funding and legislation to drive equality of government services historically lags...

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The Education Movement You've Never Heard Of

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 7:52 AM

If ever there were sustaining proof that the educational process of children is subjective and evolving, it is the fact that the application of Common Core standards has turned into a political debate. Americans want their children to have the knowledge necessary to achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives...

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A Simple Solution to the Great American Measles Scare

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 8:31 PM

In an era of profound medical advancements in drug therapies and technologies, the U.S. finds itself immersed in a controversy over the very basic issue of vaccines. An increasing number of parents have made a decision to not have their children vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella. Their rationale for...

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Politics Versus Economics and the Enduring Mystery of Medicaid Expansion

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:05 PM

The failure to expand Medicaid in 23 states is undoubtedly creating victims. Critics suggest people are dying because of their lack of access to health care. But humans might not be the only casualties of the political standoff over provisions of the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid. Rural hospitals...

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Give the NCAA the Death Penalty

(10) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 11:25 PM

The latest ruling on Penn State got me agitated the other day when someone mentioned the recent court case. The NCAA was sued for fining the university $60 million and taking away all of Coach Joe Paterno's football wins. And in the interest of retaining whatever controlling authority it still...

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Wendy Made it Worse

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 12:59 AM

Texas ain't a battleground. It's more like a slaughterhouse, especially if you are a Democrat. And the candidacy of Wendy Davis made matters worse. Democrats have a ten-year uphill climb to get back to being a viable party in Texas.

Davis was never going to win. Celebrity is insufficient. But...

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Wendy Made it Worse

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 12:51 AM

Texas ain't a battleground. It's more like a slaughterhouse, especially if you are a Democrat. And the candidacy of Wendy Davis made matters worse. Democrats have a ten-year uphill climb to get back to being a viable party in Texas.

Davis was never going to win. Celebrity is insufficient. But...

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Why Rick Perry Will Be Convicted

(1842) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 11:29 PM

If the court of public opinion has an impact on a jury's decisions, Texas Governor Rick Perry may have a chance of beating his indictments. While poorly informed Democrats like Obama advisor David Axelrod call the indictments "sketchy," Perry's advisors have him concentrating on defending his constitutional authority to exercise...

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The Rocket's Green Glare

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 12:35 PM

The SpaceX decision to build a launch facility on Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville will, eventually, be considered a historical moment that began the transformation of the Rio Grande Valley, and there is little doubt the economic and cultural impact will be significant for the region. However, SpaceX is only...

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Creating More Female Partners in the Legal Profession

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 9:18 PM

If law is the organizing principle that sustains civilizations, the practitioners of the legal profession might be expected to be leaders in advancing diversity and fairness. Instead, women and minorities continue to be disadvantaged in U.S law firms. Although there is slow, perceptible movement in the direction of equality, no...

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2014: The Year of The Truman Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 10:55 PM

When The Truman Show debuted to great acclaim 16 years ago this summer, film critics were, initially, slightly baffled. Audiences were intrigued, though, by the story of a man whose life was being secretly broadcast to the world and had billions of viewers.

Eventually, he becomes aware that secret...

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Down Where the River Ends

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 7:01 PM

The frontier between Texas and Mexico has defied a cultural and economic simplicity since long before General John "Black Jack" Pershing wasted almost two years fruitlessly chasing Pancho Villa through the high deserts of Mexico and the American Southwest. Very little is what it appears to be in such a...

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Too Big to Eat

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 8:37 AM

Software isn't eating the world; it's feeding it. In fact, since Netscape founder and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote his iconic piece for the Wall Street Journal in 2011, data has accumulated to show that hardware businesses are resurgent, and software, rather than replacing humans, is...

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Border Wars

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 11:27 PM

Anyone who says, "All publicity is good publicity," has, obviously, never had bad publicity. There's also that other lame line about, "I don't care what you say about me as long as you spell my name right." In public relations, neither is an informed approach to dealing with an image....

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Business at the Dawn of the Internet of Things

(3) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 12:44 PM

When the Internet of Things (IoT) was first being conceptualized in the 1990s, the idea was little more than a dreamy notion from technologists. The vision involved connecting every physical device to the web for purposes of real-time tracking, which would allow computers to gather data without human intervention. Everything...

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The Abbott Campaign and the 'Smog of Bad Decisions'

(5) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 3:25 PM

The notion that Greg Abbott was going to become governor of Texas without much of a fight has quickly disappeared into a smog of bad decisions. The state's attorney general, who has recently been defending a public education plan derived, in part, from the dissertations of a gender and racial...

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Wendy and the Women

(23) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:10 AM

There was a moment in the Ann Richards campaign against George W. Bush when I knew in advance she had lost. The late governor was speaking to a Girls' State assembly, which is a little legislature created annually for high school students to meet for a day and learn about...

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Three From Texas: Female Federal Judges Uphold Restrictive Abortion Laws

(5) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Anyone who has watched, even from a remove, the rulings of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, is not surprised by the decision to uphold the new restrictive Texas abortion laws. It is, however, slightly baffling that three of the justices were women, and that the...

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