Immigration reform is the right thing to do, the fiscally responsible thing to do, and the humanitarian thing to do. Based on the role that immigrants have played in the history of our country, it is also the American thing to do.
Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.
Those with a sharper learning curve like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are leading the party on immigration. In doing so, they are taking the reigns. Ted Cruz is not.
Unfortunately, 90 percent of America's persistent poverty counties are in rural America -- and we can't allow these areas to be left behind. This week, USDA is further expanding a program to partner with rural communities on projects they support to promote economic growth.
Today, schoolchildren peer through dusty museum glass at the stuffed carcasses of the Dodo bird. By actually supporting comprehensive immigration reform, John Cornyn can avoid casting his political career and the future of the Texas GOP into an ultimately irrelevant museum relic.
As you can probably guess, I consider chicken fried steak to be America's single greatest contribution to world cuisine, far outpacing such plebeian fare as hamburgers and Hot Pockets.
Hands on a Hardbody follows -- with music -- a marathon where the contestant who keeps at least one hand on a truck the longest gets to drive the shiny new vehicle home.
Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?
Style, for us, can embody anything from a white T-shirt to a suit so long as you're willing to open yourself up, share your stories, and, in the process, uplift people and humanity.
The wonderful thing about working in education policy is that ultimately, everyone has the same goal: doing what's best for Texas students.
By taking a more permissive approach to highway tolling -- not as a mandate but as one tool in a wider toolbox of transportation funding options -- Congress can give its blessing to a trend that has already taken root in 34 states.
Texas is a vast, nation-sized state. For there to be any hope for beneficial change in Texas, multiple groups must work with one another to get their message out to the voters. Change in Texas won't come overnight or through the actions of only one organization.
In her quiet, forceful, beautiful way, Julie Green is trying to end the death penalty in this country. She paints, on ceramic plates, portraits of death-row inmates' last meal requests
Kacey Musgraves doesn't need a sign from above to indicate whether she's destined for greatness. If country music's latest next big thing has any doub...
NBA sensation Jeremy Lin chatted with me at SXSW about his brand new documentary, Linsanity the movie, appearing in various YouTube videos and the overall message he wants fans to take away from his new film.
At the end of the day SXSW Interactive is an amazing spectacle. If you haven't ever been to Austin it's a must see city. If you haven't been to SXSW it's a bucket list event.