Edition 161

Factoring Schools into the Calculus of City Budgeting

By Hollie Russon-Gilman and Krish Lingala

April 13, 2017

There's an unlikely source of input into Austin's public budget—the city's public school students.

Factoring Schools into the Calculus of City Budgeting

There's an unlikely source of input into Austin's public budget—the city's public school students.


Let’s Talk About the Fantasy That Was Pepsi’s Performative Protest

Pepsi's cringeworthy protest ad featuring Kendall Jenner is easily consumed because it isn't grounded in reality..


After Assad, What's Next? Listening to Syrian-Americans.

Including Syrian and Syrian-American voices in conversations ought to be key to policymaking.


The Ongoing Business Negotiation of Living Life with a Disability

Having to explain your reasons for making accessibility requests can feel like a strain—even if people have the best intentions.


One Year Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Helms a Precarious Peace

A look into de-facto Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's murky first year in power.


A House in Bay Park, But No Hope of a Green Card

Despite achieving financial success and marrying a US citizen, one man is now a priority for deportation.


Republicans Complaining About Surveillance Are Still Ignoring Civil Liberties Issues

The unmasking process is nowhere near the most privacy-intrusive risk to NSA's spying.