I'm a freelance writer living in Texas. I currently cover Texas politics for Quorum Report. I previously was the community calendar editor and a staff writer for the Voice and an assistant editor and reporter for Truthout.org.
My byline's also appeared in the Fort Worth Weekly and its website, F...
Huffman vs Tassin primary looks like a Patrick-Straus proxy war; seasoned observers say “The 1970s Texas Democrats might remind them that constant in-fighting, pursuing personal vendettas, and engaging in scorched earth primaries is the pathway to defeat and generational irrelevance” Texas Senate State Affairs Committee Chair Joan Huffman, R-Houston, who represents Senate District 17, already had a high pressure session overseeing hearings on the “bathroom bill,” a “sanctuary cities” ban and...
AbstractThe house mouse (Mus musculus) provides a fascinating system for studying both the genomic basis of reproductive isolation, and the patterns of human mediated dispersal. New Zealand has a complex history of mouse invasions, and the living descendants of these invaders have genetic ancestry from all three subspecies, although most are primarily descended from M. m. domesticus.
Janice Schwarz is a Jewish Democrat. But unlike some, the longtime Dallas Democratic activist is proud to say it. About 70 percent of Jews voted for former President Obama in 2012. Around 64 percent of Jews say they are Democrats, according to the Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study. Yet Jewish Republicans tend to be more outspoken about their partisan identity. “They paint Jewish Democrats as anti-Israel, which they are not,” Schwarz said.
Houston Press Club's annual awards honoring best in journalism from across the state. Second place in the Internet Commentary category for my Bought and Sold portfolio connecting dark money to hyper conservative politics in the Texas Legislature.
Society of Professional Journalists of Fort Worth's annual First Amendment Awards honor the best in open government reporting, commentary and advocacy journalists across Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere. I came in 2nd place in the Internet commentary category for a bill filed in the 84th legislative session that would have hindered out-of-state access to open records. (http://www.dallasvoice.com/bill-limit-access-state-public-records-10189647.html)
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