https://secureservercdn.net/126.96.36.199/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/lead_vote_large-e1477956781623.jpg?time=1669715772 404 620 Cruz García /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Cruz García2022-11-17 11:56:112022-11-17 11:56:11The Impact of Young Voters on Midterm Elections 2022
by Cruz Garcia — There were reasons to believe a red wave was going to sweep the midterms—but, once again, a silent majority prevailed and this time it was amongst Zoomers and Millennials. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 made up 12% of the voter electorate this November.
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The real American divide is between the extremists of both parties and the moderate, pragmatic policy preferences of the average American.
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National pundits opining on Texas elections say that the governor’s race is the one to watch, but Texans themselves are perhaps even more focused on the race for Harris County Judge.
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by Charles Blain — Despite being awash with federal aid, $607 million since 2021, and benefiting from annual property tax increases, $27 million more this year, the City of Houston is asking voters this November to approve $478 million in local debt.
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by Tory Gattis — Houston's TIRZs (tax-increment reinvestment zones) may provide more opportunity for middle and working class families to find affordable housing than typical urban zoning practices.
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by Cruz García — On the night of September 14, two planes carrying 50 Venezuelan asylees landed in Martha’s Vineyard sent by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
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by Wendell Cox — In 2012, Texas Central Railway announced a plan to build a high speed rail line from Dallas to Houston. However, local opposition and lack of funding resources means the rail project now seems unlikely.
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by Cruz García – Latino voters should be approached as swing voters with no real loyalties to neither Democrats nor Republicans for the 2022 midterm election.
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by Joel Kotkin — As the U.S. population increasingly moves to suburbia, these shifts in population are rewriting the present and future political map.
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A new book by M. Nolan Gray cites the Houston city model makes a bold case against zoning.