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This is the new home of Off the Kuff, Texas’ longest running progressive political blog.

Born and raised in New York, Charles Kuffner got to Texas as fast as he could by enrolling at Trinity University in 1984. After graduating with a degree in math, he came to Houston where he was briefly a graduate student at Rice. Since then, he was worked in the IT industry, where he is currently a BlackBerry administrator. He has been a resident of the Heights for ten years, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.


  1. April says:

    What can I as a Texas citizen do to put pressure on the judges to make a decision on the redistricting case? Would organized protests be effective? The judges have had plenty of time to make a judgment and we shouldn’t allow then to continue holding out.

  2. Priscilla Bloomquist says:

    Hey Charles, you can find the video of Judge Bill McLeod on the Facebook page for SD13 – Democratic Precinct Chairs.

  3. Virginia Baxt says:

    Thank you, Mr. Kuffner, for “Off the Kuff,” which very recently discovered.
    Thank goodness too that there is still an opportunity for US democracy to evolve into a real democracy for ALL Americans, not just 60% of whites and the extraordinarily wealthy.

  4. Chris says:

    I’m a Progressive Liberal in California, just discovered your blog this morning. Great coverage! You’re bookmarked now.

  5. Curtis M. Polk says:

    Charles, who is behind the firefighter’s move for a referendum on binding arbitration? My take is that they tried to roll Mayor Turner on the last referendum, but he turned the tables with a reduction in force. My gut feeling is that this whole charade has been organized by hotze and his thugs.

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