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Tara Trower Doolittle
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In the wake of the deadly biker gang shootout in Waco, the national conversation has turned to trying to fit Sunday's bloodbath into the larger conversation about policing and race in the United States. Nine gang...
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From writer Huma Munir... #garlandshooting  
Two suspects are dead after shooting at an event sponsored by the American Defense of Freedom Initiative in Garland.
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This week's column. #txlege   #churchandstate  
The tension between religion and politics in America is as old as the Mayflower itself.
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Claims of favoritism and irregularities in admission practices at the nation’s best universities have been around for decades. Here in Lone Star State, one University of Texas System regent has been relentless on revealing any such irregularities that may exist at the University of Texas at Austin’s admission and fundraising practices. Since 2013, Regent Wallace Hall has raised concerns of lawmakers’ influence on admissions practices at the...
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Invoking compassion, facts or the clear benefits it brings the state’s economy will not deter ideologically rigid critics from pursuing the repeal of a Texas law that offers in-state college tuition to Texas high school graduates who are not legally in the United States.
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#garlandshooting Free speech vs. denouncing bigotry is false choice.
There is much to still be learned about the thwarted attack in Garland that left a security guard wounded and two gunmen dead outside a gathering that showcased artwork and cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
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I was waiting for this to happen. Until this week the public political  discussion about expanding pre-kindergarten has largely centered on the idea of educational outcomes and school preparedness for children at all income brackets. But that was until the lieutenant governor's Grassroots Advisory Board steered that discussion in to the ditch, claiming that the bills in both chambers of the Legislature are an "affront to parental rights." H...
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Cannot believe that two years later the Legislature has yet to take significant action.
Two years ago Friday, a fire in a wood-frame building in West caused about 30 tons of ammonium nitrate to explode.
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Erick Dominquez, left, and Jesus Trevino, both of Houston, were two of several college students who wore graduation gowns and caps as they gathered at the Capitol on April 6 to testify against Senate Bill 1819. The legislation would repeal a 2001 state law that lets the children of some people living in Texas illegally pay in-state tuition at public universities and colleges. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ /...
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For many, the recent trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has relit the inevitable question: “How could they?
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There is a price to bad journalism
The fallout continues over the now discredited Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia. And that fallout spreads from journalism to rape victims. This week Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity named as the site of the alleged assault, sued Rolling Stone, which offered an apology for its shoddy journalism. In the story by Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely, "Jackie," the alleged rape...
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  • Austin American-Statesman
    Viewpoints Editor, 2013 - present
  • University of Texas
    Director of Media Outreach, 2011 - 2013
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Asst. Features Editor
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