Daily Archives: July 2, 2021

SCOTUS takes another knife to the Voting Rights Act

The red carpet for voter suppression has been rolled out. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld two Arizona voting restrictions that a lower court had said discriminated against voters of color. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote the opinion in … Continue reading

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The Harris County Administrator of Departments

I have three things to say about this. Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday created a new administrator position to oversee departments, which the three Democrats described as a wonky internal move to improve efficiency but the two Republicans decried … Continue reading

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Glaser removed as HCC Chair

Appropriate. Houston Community College board of trustees member Robert Glaser was removed from his position as chair following allegations that he sexually harassed an instructor. The board voted on June 25 to replace Glaser with John P. Hansen as chair, … Continue reading

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Here comes the Delta variant

Be vaxxed or be vulnerable. Texas Medical Center hospitals are seeing an uptick in patients infected with the COVID-19 Delta variant, and infections are prevalent among young children and adults who have not been immunized. At Texas Children’s Hospital, fewer … Continue reading

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