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A new stadium for Austin is a lose-lose
March 19, 2018
Columnist Usmaan Hasan urges Austinites to resist the construction of a soccer stadium in East Austin.
Paxton’s bus block hurts possibilities for voter engagement
February 28, 2018
Columnist Usmaan Hasan enumerates the reasons schools should be allowed to bus elligible students to vote
Advice for a new McCombs diversity officer
February 13, 2018
Columnist Usmaan Hasan gives some advice to the incoming McCombs diversity officer.
Beta testing the travel ban is racial profiling
January 22, 2018
Columnist Usmaan Hasan denounces Trump's most recent travel ban for xenophobia, Islamophobia.
Elon Musk is everything that’s wrong with startup investments
July 26, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan urges investors to be wary sinking money into flashy but unprofitable startups like the ones chaired by Elon Musk.
Texans deserve better vaccination policies from their legislators
July 16, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hassan argues that Texans deserve better vaccine legislation to keep them safe.
Muslims can be Americans, treating them otherwise is un-American
July 9, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that recent treament of Muslim Americans is Un-American.
Current copyright regime makes entertainment industry boring
June 18, 2017
Senior Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that current copyright laws dampen even Disney's carefree cartoons.
Software patents are bad for startups, need to go
June 14, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that software patents are unnecessarily vague and hamper innovation.
House, Senate bills hurt local autonomy
June 4, 2017
Senior columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that recent legislation bypasses critical local governance.
Confederate statues glorify Texas’ shameful past
April 30, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that statues on campus of Confederate leaders only serve to venerate those historical figures.
Thorium shows potential as safer nuclear energy
April 23, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan discusses the safety and efficiency benefits of liquid flouride thorium reactors, over traditional uranium reactors.
Texas death penalty practice deserves abolition
April 16, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan discusses the failings of Texas' dealth penalty law.
Patent protection reforms needed to liberate consumers from high drug prices
April 9, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that current copyright law, which causes consumers to pay high prices for drugs that have been on the market for a long time, is in need of an update.
Texas should raise the minimum wage to protect workers
April 3, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that Texas should raise its minimum wage.
‘Dotcom bust’ parallels should worry Americans
March 26, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan discusses why current economic parallels to the 2000 dotcom must inspire caution in investors.
Texas Republicans must join call for Russia probe
March 5, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan discusses Texas Republicans' spinelessness in not calling for investigations on the Trump campaign's interactions with Russia.
Paxton’s ethics issues make him no martyr
February 27, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that Republicans should rally around emojis, not an indicted attorney general.
Celebrities deserve chance to change Trump’s mind
February 12, 2017
Columnist Usmaan Hasan argues that public figures who decide to work with President Donald Trump must not be condemned.
Sessions' racist record makes him unfit for AG role
February 2, 2017
Guest Columnist Usmaan Hasan denounces Trump's pick for AG position.