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Noah M. Horwitz
Noah M. Horwitz
Senior columnist examines journalism’s failures in his own exit
August 8, 2018
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz reflects on his time at the Texan.
Return to Federalism gives hope to the future
May 3, 2018
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz finds hope in a recent court decision.
Paul Ryan should be remembered for his malice
April 17, 2018
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz describes the legacy that Paul Ryan will leave behind after his term ends this year.
Republican primary results spell more trouble ahead
March 26, 2018
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz outlines the implications of the Republican Primary's election results.
Now is the time to freak out about the war
March 25, 2018
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz argues that the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor presents a serious risk of war.
Suffer the little children, America
February 26, 2018
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz emphasizes the lack of regard for our children in complacency in gun violence, calls for real reform.
Andrew White is the best gubernatorial candidate for students
February 20, 2018
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz puts a good word in for Andrew White for Texas
Republican endorsement of morality and values rings hollow
February 9, 2018
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz responds to criticisms of Democrats' political response to President Trump's recent State of the Union address.
Red is blue, up is down. Do we care about brazen lying?
January 30, 2018
Senior Columnist Noah Horowitz calls Gov. Abbot out for playing politics over maintaining his declared ideology
One year later, how are things?
December 3, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz looks back at a more normal than expected year of Trump.
Astros’s championship is about more than a game
November 21, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz illustrates the personal and social importance of the Astros' World Series win.
Be it Trump or Bill Clinton, political loyalty should not excuse sexual misconduct
November 12, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz criticizes the hypocrisy of liberals who refuse to condemn the sexual misconduct of Bill Clinton.
Democrats have to actually run for office in order to win
October 25, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz pushes Democrats to at least put up a fight in the 2018 ballots.
Trump's evil politics go far beyond him
October 19, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz points out the extensive reach of "Trumpism."
We need to admit we were wrong more often
October 16, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz explains why we need to admit when our views are wrong, especially in politics.
Vegas should be a lesson for Texas
October 4, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz argues that greater gun control on campus is more necessary now than ever.
Willett’s nomination has capacity to resurrect an ugly part of the past
October 2, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz expresses concern over the nomination of Don Willett to the Fifth Circuit Court.
Context of Obamacare must be recalled in fight over its possible successor
September 25, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz explains the importance of recognizing the context of Obamacare in talks about replacing it.
Now is the time for action, solutions in the face of Harvey
September 12, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz pushes for action in the wake of Harvey destruction.
Harvey batters Houston, reveals its strength
September 4, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz reflects on Harvey's impacts and his love for the city it impacted.
If we can’t argue in good faith, what can we do?
August 2, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz laments the death of good faith in modern political discourse.
Donald Trump does not support our troops
July 26, 2017
Following President Trump's tweeted statement on transgender military members, Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz highlights the president's apparent lack of military support.
What if Texans cared about (local) politics?
July 20, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz pushes Texans to view state politics with the same attention as they do national.
Fake news has been hurting Texas for years
July 19, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz argues that Texas is no stranger to fake news concerns.
This is not a distraction. This is about whether or not we still care for the rule of law.
July 12, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz argues that the Trump administration's dealings with Russia deserve our attention just as much as the Republican's repeal of Obamacare.
Texas Supreme Court listens to Tea Party, to the detriment of the Constitution
June 30, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz finds the Texas Supreme Court's ruling on government employees' same-sex spousal benefits shamefully political.
Organize and vote.
June 27, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz pushes true organized action as the only antidote to recent political setbacks.
The Best and the Worst of the Texas Legislature
June 21, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz reviews the best and worst of this year's Texas legislature.
A Clinton-voting district is still very much Republican
June 19, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz responds to a recent column concerning straight-ticket voting in Republican districts.
Local control is another Republican lie
June 13, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz criticizes Texas Republicans' hypocrisy concerning local control.
Another session, another failure on school finance
June 6, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that this legislative session failed Texas schoolchildren.
End of legislative session hints at trouble ahead
May 31, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz is not optimistic about the future of Texas politics.
Comey’s firing shows Trump’s darkest side
May 9, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz writes that Trump's firing of the FBI director is sinister.
Senate Bill 4 signals new era of hate in Texas
April 30, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz explains why the Texas House's passage of Senate Bill 4 foretells a new era of hatefulness in Texas.
Democratic Party must accept varied viewpoints
April 23, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz argues that in order to become influential on the national level again, the Democratic Party must learn to accept representatives who espouse a diversity of viewpoints.
Budget day exemplifies Patrick’s lost influence
April 11, 2017
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that Dan Patrick is losing his influence, as exemplified by the recent budget day.
O'Rourke needs primary to prepare for senate race
April 2, 2017
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz argues that a contended Democratic primary is the best path to defeat Senator Ted Cruz.
Rep. Culberson proves himself unsuited to represent Houston
March 26, 2017
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues why Rep. John Culberson has proved himself to be an ill-suited representative for his constituents in Houston.
Gorsuch's record casts doubts on his talk of justice for the poor
March 23, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz discusses the implications of Gorsuch's record.
White complacency fuels Trump’s power grab
March 20, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah. M. Horwitz argues that white people remain complicit while Trump hurts America, day by day.
Election Supervisory Board makes mockery of UT elections
March 5, 2017
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz takes the Election Supervisory Board to task for what he sees as their intrusion on the campus' democratic process.
Guzman-Wolf stand out in race defined by threats to students
March 1, 2017
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz endorses Alejandrina Guzman and Micky Wolf for SG executive alliance.
Houston DA election shows power of local races
February 19, 2017
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz writes about the effects of participation in local elections on marijuana possession laws.
Kevin Helgren has transformed the S.G. presidency for the better
February 15, 2017
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that Student Government President Kevin Helgren has been an asset to the student body and has stood up for minorities, making an effort to make everyone feel comfortable on campus.
Trump’s repeated denigration of judiciary alarming
February 7, 2017
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz discusses Trump's history of denigrating the judiciary, and how that is possibly the most terrifying aspect of him taking office.
Gov. Abbott takes first steps toward Russification of Texas
January 30, 2017
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz compares Gov. Abbott's discussion of firing Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez to actions undertaken by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Patrick's ‘bathroom bill’ deserves to be taken seriously
January 16, 2017
Senior columist Noah M. Horwitz discusses why the fight over transgender individuals' access to public restrooms poses a tangible threat.
Democratic leaders must return to progressive roots
November 27, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz urges democrats to revisit their progressive past.
Trump's worst proposals must be stopped
November 21, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz urges readers to resist Trump's worst proposals.
America must heal after traumatic election
November 14, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz urges students to care for themselves in the midst of a traumatic election.
Trump is too dangerous to support
November 7, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz explains why a Trump victory could lead to the unthinkable.
Geographic political polarization threatens nation
October 31, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz emphasizes the danger of a highly polarized country.
Paul Ryan must disavow Trump
October 16, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz appeals to Paul Ryan's decency.
Trump Tape settles question of his fitness
October 10, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz explains why Trump is unfit to be president.
Vote out state representatives who voted for campus carry
October 3, 2016
Columnist Noah M. Horowitz argues that the best action against campus carry is to vote out the state representatives who voted for it.
Despite Clinton's win, Trump remains threatening
September 27, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz explains that even though Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate, Donald Trump's possibility as president remains threatening.
NCAA's North Carolina decision reveals other challenges
September 19, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz discusses the NCAA's North Carolina decision and why it matters.
Merrick Garland should be preeminent election issue
September 12, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that Clinton should make Merrick Garland's nomination a pivotal election issue.
Clinton, Trump stand miles apart on honesty
September 7, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that Hillary Clinton is more truthful and apt to admit her lies than Donald Trump.
Kaepernick's actions are not as troubling as his critics' responses
September 6, 2016
Noah Horwitz argues Colin Kaepernick's actions are not as harsh as his critics' words.
New Trump GOP replaces principle with hatred
August 26, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz describes that Donald Trump's hiring of Stephen Bannon completes his and his party's move to the alt-right.
Trump's nomination brings possibility of frightening future
July 21, 2016
Columnist Noah M. Horwitz discusses all the ways the nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president frightens him, and should frighten other voters as well.
Trump gives voice to mainstream anti-Semitism
July 6, 2016
Columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that Donald Trump could give more power to anti-Semitism in American politics.
Texas Democratic Convention presents message of unity
June 19, 2016
Columnist Noah M. Horwitz analyzes the results of the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention.
We can’t let Trump go nuclear (literally)
June 9, 2016
Columnist Noah M. Horwitz illustrates the grave threat Trump's argument for nuclear proliferation presents.
Reminders of 1968 omnipresent throughout today’s political process
May 31, 2016
Columnist Noah Horwitz advises Democrats to learn from the 1968 Presidential Election.
Senior columnist readies for more after undergraduate years end
May 1, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz discusses the moments and people that have meant the most to him during his undergraduate years at The Daily Texan.
Bathroom bills revisit dishonest history of discrimination politics
April 25, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that opponents of non-discrimination ordinances base their claims in factually dubious fears.
Texans share culpability for Sid Miller embarrassment
April 17, 2016
Senior columnist analyzes that evidence against electing Railroad Commisioner Sid Miller in 2014 and argues that media outlets ought to decline endorsement when no candidate is qualified.
Clinton's imperfections reveal qualification for president
April 10, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz argues that Hillary Clinton's evolving policy views show a humility that makes her a capable president.
Let's make UT Great Again!
March 31, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah Horwitz will do everything he can to make UT Great Again!
Safety risk outweighs convenience of Uber, Lyft
March 30, 2016
Senior columnist and former Yellow Cab lobbyist Noah M. Horwitz urges students to vote no on Proposition 1.
With Texas' presidential primary finished, vote in primary runoff
March 27, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz guides voters to turn their attention to upcoming primary runoff elections and ti recognize the danger in failing to do so.
Choose hope over fear in special election
March 24, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz encourages students not to cast their vote for the candidates that inspire hope in this year's Student Government special election.
Election cycle is something out of lawless nightmare
March 21, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz explains his thoughts on this year's SG elections.
Disconnect between political parties, their supporters reaching a tipping point
March 7, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that voters with increasingly extreme views threat both political parties' and the nation's future.
The clear choice for SG executive alliance
February 29, 2016
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz explains why he is supporting the Dimitroff/Guadiana executive alliance.
Sanders offers panacea, Clinton offers reality
February 15, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz writes that Hillary Clinton's realism makes her a more qualified candidate to achieve progressive goals.
Don't laugh at Jeb, cry at the frontrunners
February 8, 2016
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz explains why we should pay close attention to the Republican presidential candidates.
Hinojosa’s record makes her the best candidate in UT-centric district
February 8, 2016
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that Gina Hinojosa is the best candidate to fill the state representative stead in House District 49.
Planned Parenthood indictments show disconnect between politics, reality
January 31, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that the Center for Medical Progress' doctored undercover videos are diserving of the indictments they prompted, and that Texas politicians are out of touch with reality to say otherwise.
Affirmative action should replace top 10 percent rule, not the opposite
January 24, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz believes that if affirmative action is struck down, it will necessitate the continued use of a disfunctioning top ten percent rule at UT in order to preserve campus diversity.
Public must determine threshold of hardline conservatism
January 18, 2016
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz believes this year's primary elections in Texas will be a test of whether candidates, even in Texas' more conservative constituencies, can ever go too far right.
Bernie Sanders isn't a Democrat, shouldn't be treated like one
December 2, 2015
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz writes on Bernie Sanders's dubious Democratic loyalties.
Conservatives should not exploit Paris attacks
November 16, 2015
On Friday, terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State attacked multiple targets around Paris. At least 129 victims were killed, and hundreds of others were seriously wounded. Inevitably, the civilized world began considering how best to respond to this catastrophe. French warplanes joined the United States, Russia and others in bombing the Islamic State. Closer to home, the right wing thinks the appropriate response is to indiscriminately indict all Muslims for these attacks, particularly refugees fleeing from them.
Youth voter apathy hurts Texas on Election Day
November 10, 2015
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that more young voters should have gone to the polls on Election Day.
University core class requirements are excessive
November 2, 2015
Senior columnist Noah Horwitz discusses the necessity of the amount of core requirements facing college students today.
Bush's campaign tribulations go beyond intelligence
October 26, 2015
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz explains what is going wrong for Jeb Bush in the presidential race.
It will take more than a hat to "Make America Great Again"
October 22, 2015
There are few symbols in the upcoming presidential election as easily-recognizable as Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat. First Trump wore it, then Tom Brady wore it, and now, strangely enough, me. When I first saw it, all lurid and assuming, I knew I had to have it. But I did not want to contribute any money to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, who I find morally, politically and personally repugnant. Thus, I was stuck in a bit of a quandary.
Students should be proactive about voting in hometown elections during semester
October 12, 2015
Columnist Noah Horwitz emphasizes the importance of maintaining political efficacy for hometown elections.
Mainstream media must hold politicians accountable for fabrication
October 7, 2015
Senior columnist Noah M. Horwitz argues that the mainstream media let off Carly Fiorina too softly after Planned Parentedhood comments in debate.
Like Davis statue, Fisher case threatens diversity on campus
September 15, 2015
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz thinks the as-yet-undetermined ruling in the the second hearing of Fisher v. Texas could devastate all institutions of higher education by slamming the doors of education shut on those who are not of privilege.
Recent failures of politicians reflect ineptitude of candidates and voters
September 1, 2015
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz believes the recent controversies surrounding Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller are a reflection of the poor choices Texans make in elected candidates — the Texans that vote at all, that is.
In spite of improbable plans, Trump has proven infallible in the eyes of his increasing supporters
August 27, 2015
Senior Columnist Noah M. Horwitz examines the implications of Trump's radical immigration policies and their endorsement by other Republican primary frontrunners and the American public.
Task force's report: University should use public opinion to justify what is an obvious, moral choice
August 11, 2015
Although underwhelmed with the task force's report, Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz laments its lack of decision-making power and hopes for Fenves' strong resolve in the resolution of what should be the beginning of the university's grappling
Despite joke of a campaign, Trump's candidacy is no laughing matter
July 27, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz thinks the public should take Donald Trump seriously, namely by being afraid.
Task force does not need public forums to make the right decision, remove statues
July 17, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz argues that the recent public forums regarding Confederate statuary are irrelevant when removing the statues is simply the right thing to do.
Without reasonable precedent, campus carry is a risky gamble for Texas universities
July 9, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz does not believe campus carry has been proven effective in other states to the extent that implementation in Texas is a good idea.
Confederate symbols must be removed from South, campus
June 22, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz thinks symbols of the Confederate States of America were never appropriate campus or community staples.
Clinton family is no dynasty
June 18, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz argues the only dynastic presidential candidate is Jeb Bush.
Lege goes home, cue empty bragging
June 12, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz thinks with the legislative session's conclusion, Texans can expect a year and a half of bragging over (supposed) accomplishments from Texas representatives.
USA FREEDOM Act is no better than erstwhile USA PATRIOT Act
June 3, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz thinks the USA FREEDOM Act does little more to protect American civil liberties than the USA PATRIOT Act did.
Abbott unlikely to call Lege into special session this summer
May 30, 2015
According to Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz, Gov. Abbott is unlikely to get involved with the Legislature this summer by calling a special session.
Twin Peaks shooting is an argument for more gun regulations in Texas
May 19, 2015
Texas lawmakers needs to take a hint from recent gun violence and embrace more gun regulations, not less, according to Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz.
Texas lawmakers rightly challenge restrictions on marijuana use
May 14, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz says the legislature should legalize marijuana use in Texas.
BDS movement's motives go beyond just seeking justice for Palestinians
April 19, 2015
The BDS movement seeks to isolate the Jewish people.
Hillary Clinton's logo is not newsworthy
April 17, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz examines why Hillary Clinton's logo has gotten so much attention.
Alcohol should be sold 24/7
April 3, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz contends that blue laws on alcohol sales should be eliminated.
'Local control' is another Republican myth
April 1, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz contends that Texas Republicans don't really care about local control at all.
LISTEN: Mandalapu, Fenves
March 31, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz discusses state, city and University politics on his eponymous radio program.
Cruz should not be treated lightly as candidate
March 25, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz contends that Ted Cruz will be a formidabble presidential candidate.
LISTEN: Rotnofsky, Campus Carry
March 23, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz discusses recent university, city and state political news in his eponymous radio program.
LISTEN: SG elections, marijuana legalization
March 9, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz discusses issues pertaining to the state, city and University on his eponymous KVRX program.
SG election is an easy opportunity to vote
March 4, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz implores you to care about what happens on campus; vote in the ongoing University-wide elections.
LISTEN: Gay marriage, SG elections
February 23, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz discusses a recent same-sex marriage in Austin, as well as SG campaigns.
Despite attack site, state Sen. Robert Nichols maintains moral high ground
February 18, 2015
The latest from our editorial blog.
LISTEN: Legislature update, Fiji party
February 16, 2015
In this week's editorial program, Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz discusses the presidential election (specifically Texan candidates), legislative updates, the recent admissions report and the continuing controversy over Phi Delta Gamma's allegedly offensive party.
Texas' leaders could learn something from Joe Straus
February 15, 2015
House Speaker Joe Straus is the best political leader in Texas
Vaccination exemptions should be rescinded
February 10, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz argues vaccinations for schoolchildren should have fewer exemptions.
McRaven not afraid to confront governor, legislature
February 6, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz contends that the new Chancellor has already demonstrated his willingness to fight on behalf of the UT system.
Straus' committee picks show his continued pragmatism
February 5, 2015
House Speaker Joe Straus will continue leading his chamber down the middle of the road
LISTEN: Gun bills, Molly White, AAU survey
February 2, 2015
Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz discusses Legislative updates pertaining to UT, as well as campus news with guests Chuck Matula and Claire Smith, two Columnists for the Opinion section.
Abbott, Seliger give hope for UT
January 27, 2015
With Gov. Greg Abbott now calling the shots, Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz contends that things are looking up for the university
LISTEN: 84th Legislature, Pointe on Rio
January 26, 2015
In this week's Editorial Podcast, Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz discusses the first whirlwind week at the Texas Legislature, as well as other issues.
Senate's new three-fifths rule will make it more dysfunctional
January 22, 2015
Associate editor Noah M. Horwitz contends that Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has already changed the Senate for the worse
Like him or not, Perry had firm principles
January 20, 2015
Rick Perry's views have remained stable while those of everyone around him have shifted.
Straus' inevitable re-election good for Texas
December 2, 2014
House Speaker Joe Straus, a moderate Republican, looks certain to continue his grip on power.
LISTEN: Ferguson protests, schizophrenic man's execution
December 2, 2014
In this week's editorial podcast, Associate Editors Noah M. Horwitz and Amanda Voeller discuss the Ferguson protests, the impending execution of a schizophrenic man, corporal punishment and the mayoral runoff election.
News in Ferguson is perplexing, disappointing
November 25, 2014
Associate editor Noah M. Horwitz thinks the grand jury in Ferguson, MO likely came to an incorrect decision.
LISTEN: Immigration policy, SG impeachment articles
November 24, 2014
In this week's editorial podcast, Associate Editors Noah M. Horwitz and Amanda Voeller discuss President Barack Obama's recent executive order regrading immigration, Leticia Van de Putte's announcement of her San Antonio mayoral campaign and impeachment articles Student Government drafted against its Chief of Staff Chris Jordan.
Keystone vote exemplifies political dysfunction
November 20, 2014
Filibusters protecting Presidents, not snap votes, show how our system is broken.
Ad Hoc Transfer Committee welcomed
November 19, 2014
Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz recalls his own experience as a transfer student, and why he is optimistic about the new committee.
LISTEN: Mayoral runoff, Fisher v. Texas case
November 18, 2014
In this week's editorial podcast, Associate Editors Noah M. Horwitz and Amanda Voeller discuss Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's nominee for Secretary of State, the mayoral election and the Fisher v. Texas case.
Under Abbott, chances of Medicaid expansion may have new life
November 13, 2014
Medicaid expansion has been a non-starter in Texas during Rick Perry's administration. But will it have new hope under Greg Abbott's?
Fisher should end her case, once and for all
November 13, 2014
Abigail Fisher's case against UT looks to be running out of options.
Bill filings are time for posturing, not policy
November 11, 2014
350 bills were filed at the State Legislature yesterday. Associate editor Noah M. Horwitz contends they were mainly fluff.
LISTEN: Midterm election results, first day of bill filing
November 11, 2014
In this week's editorial podcast, Associate Editors Noah M. Horwitz and Amanda Voeller discuss last week's election results, as well as some bills that Texas legislators filed on Monday, the first day of filing.
Abbott is the next Governor. How will he lead?
November 7, 2014
Governor-elect Greg Abbott will have some key choices to make in his term. Will he guide the state like his far-right lieutenant governor, or his moderate Speaker of the House?
Vote, but take your ID too
November 4, 2014
Whatever your opinion on the controversial Voter ID law, associate editor Noah M. Horwitz reminds you that it is the law of the land, and to have a photo ID handy when voting today.
Dems shouldn't vote straight-ticket
October 31, 2014
Even the most loyal, Yellow Dog Democrats should consider voting for Republicans and Greens.
Turnout numbers are bad news for Democrats
October 24, 2014
Voter turnout across Texas is insignificantly different from 2010.
Abbott's malicious plans make him a bad choice for governor
October 15, 2014
While the Daily Texan editorial board chose not to endorse a gubernatorial candidate, associate editor Noah M. Horwitz explains why he thinks Greg Abbott should not be Texas' next governor.
Steve Adler's new commercial says little
October 10, 2014
Austin might be "weird," as the saying goes, but its realities are municipal politics are quite common.
Supreme Court takes important step toward equality
October 7, 2014
The Supreme Court allowed gay marriage to go forward in many states yesterday, but Texas was not of them.
Davis won second debate
October 1, 2014
Abbott won the first debate, but his Democratic opponent came back with a vengance on Tuesday night.
Council should vote no on TNC proposal
September 25, 2014
TNCs such as Uber and Lyft need to ensure safety and competition before entering the marketplace.
Baylor gun proposal offers lesson for legislators in Austin
September 22, 2014
Peterson illustrates why cycle of violence needs to end
September 19, 2014
Adrian Peterson's merciless cruelty to his son is part of a cycle of violence that needs to end.
Abbott's healthcare proposal is lacking
September 12, 2014
Greg Abbott released his big plan to deal with women's healthcare issues. Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz thinks it doesn't do enough.
Are the Perry charges too vague?
September 9, 2014
Rick Perry's lawyers have claimed that the statutes he is charged under are unconstitutionally vague.
Minimum wage becomes gubernatorial issue
September 8, 2014
Wendy Davis has endorsed a statewide $10 minimum wage. She should endorse allowing municipalities to set their own rates.
New gubernatorial TV ads show campaigns' different directions
September 5, 2014
Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz compares and contrasts the most recent television commercials from the gubernatorial election.
Perry indictment debate misses the heart of the coercive matter
September 3, 2014
Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz comments on why he thinks the viewpoints on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment, presented in last Friday's paper, were wrong.
Latest Council action goes too far
August 29, 2014
Dialing a phone call behind the wheel is not nearly as dangerous as texting. It shouldn't be similarly banned.
End of daily print for the Daily Cougar a sad day for student media
August 27, 2014
As one of just four daily Student newspapers in Texas goes the way of the dodo, students will be harmed the most.
Don't call it "Briberygate"
August 21, 2014
The scandal around Rick Perry's indictment is complicated, but not conflating it with bribery is quite clear.
Sanders, Meander need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law
July 27, 2014
Actions by Charlie Strong were a good first step, but a vivid prosecution needs to follow.
Wendy Davis Whataburger photo shows human side of candidate
July 25, 2014
Strong first step after scandal
July 24, 2014
Because of victim's courage, alleged attackers already facing punishment for their crime.
Contribution Limits don't take money out of Austin politics
July 18, 2014
Austin limits individual contribution limits to $100/person. Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz this has the opposite of the desired effect.
Castro's new job has political drawbacks
July 11, 2014
Julian Castro will be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. But is that good for his long-term political future?
Democrat resolution turns off moderates and bipartisans
June 29, 2014
An SDEC resolution alienates former Republicans and moderates from the party, just the people they need to regain control of the State.
Perry's backpedaling on homosexuality remarks won't help him in the long run
June 20, 2014
Flawed methodology misleads poll watchers.
June 16, 2014
The most recent UT/Texas Tribune poll should not be taken seriously as the methodology used has already been proven to lead to unreliable results.
GOP presidential straw poll shows direction of party
June 9, 2014
Texas Republicans have important choices to make at convention
June 6, 2014
Texas' use of death penalty is never morally defendable
April 27, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Noah Horowitz discusses the death penalty.
Hegar's plan to abolish property tax would hurt Texas' poor
April 20, 2014
Daily Texan Columnist Noah Horwitz details why Sen. Glen Hegar's (R- Harris County) plan to abolish property taxes in Texas is abusrd.
SCOTUS erred in equating donations to free speech
April 13, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Noah Horowitz spells out what he sees as the problem with the Supreme Court's recent ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC.
Factual truth is too often lost in heated political discourse
April 6, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Noah Horwitz gives his take on the Hobby Lobby case and recent equal pay flareup.
In race for governor, Abbott shows no sign of swinging back toward the middle
March 30, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Noah Horowitz disusses how a win for Greg Abbott and his far-right politics would devestate the Democratic cause in Texas.
In race for Agriculture Commissioner, Texas Democrats lack good options
March 23, 2014
In Texas, the Democratic race for Agriculture Commissioner is dominated by two under-qualified candidates. But if Democrats want to win statewide, they'll have to start running more qualified candidates.
Texas deserves better polling
March 6, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Noah Horwitz comments on the lack of reliable political polling data in Texas.
Dan Patrick's former employee shows the danger in stereotyping immigrants
March 2, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Noah Horwitz argues that we could all learn a lesson from state Sen. Dan Patrick's former employee Mike Andrade.
Support for LGBTQ rights is now the normal among Texas Democrats
February 24, 2014
It's now par for the course for Texas Democrats to support LGBTQ rights, but the Republicans are lagging far behind.
Conservatives should stop the "Race to the Right" in Texas politics
February 16, 2014
Republicans in Texas are racing to the right at the expense of electing pragmatic and bipartisan representatives.
Candidates in Texas' Democratic primaries should stop taking aim at each other
February 9, 2014
Texas' Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate are waging war — but unfortunately, says columnist Noah Horowitz, they're waging it against each other instead of against Republican opponent John Cornyn.
Yes, Texas elects its judges. But should it?
February 2, 2014
Daily Texan Columnist Noah Horwitz explores the difficulties with Texas' system of electing, as opposed to appointing, judges.
Texas Senate's two-thirds rule protects minorities, deserves protection
January 22, 2014
The Texas Senate's two-thirds rule acts as a safeguard against abuses of power by the majority and deserves to be preserved.