There were two tragedies in America with high death tolls over the last week and I am taken aback by the difference in the reactions to them. One was a mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater that left 12 Americans dead. The other was a truck crash here in Texas that killed 14 undocumented […]
We’ve entered an interesting time in American politics when a Democrat can flog a Republican with the issue of illegal immigration. For years, conservative politicians have used it to call their opponents “open borders liberals.” President Obama, during his visits to San Antonio and Austin this week, slammed the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for […]
The coming labor shortage reported on extensively at Construction Citizen, another website I write for, isn’t confined to the United States. Germany, an economic powerhouse like Texas, now has its economic performance threatened because the country’s businesses can’t find enough skilled laborers.
When I got word that the official position of the Texas Republican Party had shifted on immigration, I nearly fell off my chair.
I was sizing up the spread at a pot luck after a funeral and trying to figure out how much of each dish I was going to be able to get onto my plate. After a beautiful service described as a “celebration of the life of our friend,” the family of the departed had invited […]
“Your college professors will hate me for this,” is how my English teacher in the 10th grade at Louise High School started a lesson on “common usage.” He wrote on the blackboard: - “Bad” - “Badder” - “Baddest”
This video of an anemone’s spawning caught my eye today in the twittersphere.
After months of uncertainty, mudslinging, lies, lying about lying, accusations of lying, Chinese intellectual property attacks, liberty-wrestled-from-Cuban-oppression ads, endorsements from Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee – and more – Texas election day is upon us!
I’m still thinking about my trip to Dallas, where I met construction industry whistleblower Andy Anderson on Monday. He told me he’s received death threats in the wake of WFAA’s reports on the ability of his competitors to cheat the system and undercut him for work.
After I posted my thoughts on blue collar workers, this is one of the comments I received from a reader: “It is not just the academic types who devalue blue collar labor but corporate number crunchers who assume one set of hands is as good as another when it comes to these sorts of jobs […]
Scott Braddock is a broadcast journalist and political analyst in Houston.
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