Reporter for the Texas Tribune. Native of Liberty, Texas. Made a movie about border security. Or lack thereof. Retweets only endorsements if it's Mick Jagger

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Jay Root didn’t know any reporters when he was growing up in Liberty, Texas, and he has never taken a journalism class in his life. But Root has been hooked on the news business since the day he walked into the offices of his college newspaper, The Daily Texan, during his last year at the Univers...

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Jun 25, 2017

"If mass incarceration worked, wouldn't our drug problem now be better instead of worse?" -- novelist @donwinslow https://t.co/j1QKUunRHi

Jun 25, 2017

RT @donwinslow: .@realDonaldTrump, You've corrupted the news cycle but I know how much you like tweets I sent you one today - a f…

Jun 24, 2017

Feeling pretty good about the state of the media as I listen to the #ire2017 award ceremony. Some great investigative journalism happening.

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