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G. Elliott Morris
G. Elliott Morris
SB 4 promises to improve Latino voter turnout
May 2, 2017
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris analyzes how Senate Bill 4 could hurt Republicans through Latino voter turnout.
Democrats may have chance to flip House seats
April 24, 2017
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that Democrats have a good chance of winning more House seats.
Diversity, new districts strengthen Democrats
April 10, 2017
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris points to reasons for Texas Democrats to be optimistic.
Congress must stand for principles, not parties
March 28, 2017
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that elected officials should vote in the country's interest, not their party's interest.
State public education deserves more funding
March 20, 2017
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that state legislators must fund public education adequately.
Mike Collier presents worthy competition in Lt. Gov. race
March 7, 2017
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris discusses why Mike Collier may have a chance of winning the lieutenant governor race.
Convention of states would undermine prescient constitutional protections
February 21, 2017
Senior columnist G. Elliott Morris discusses the ways in which states would have dangerous and unchecked power in a Constitutional convention of states.
Electing judges gives room to dismiss justice
February 14, 2017
Senior Columnist Elliott Morris discusses the effects of public whims on elected judges.
Switch to full time would benefit Legislature
February 8, 2017
Senior columnist G. Elliot Morris explains why the Texas Legislature should shift from part-time to full-time.
Support for Muslim ban complicates protests
January 31, 2017
Senior columnist G. Elliot Morris argues that lawmakers must choose between Texans' support for a non-immigrant Muslim ban and that issues a policy would present.
Legislature guts social services in name of ‘liberty’
January 23, 2017
Senior columnist G. Elliott Morris discusses how the Texas Legislature has created a false dichotomy between social services and freedoms in their priorities this session.
State legislators ignore constituents’ top priorities
January 16, 2017
Senior columnist G. Elliot Morris analyzes the gap between public priorities and the bills championed by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick in the opening days of the legislative session.
State-funded "school choice" fails to introduce proper education reform
November 28, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that instead of focusing on "school choice," the state of Texas should directly address our lackluster public education system.
Voter turnout in Texas sends warning to GOP
November 14, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morrise argues that voter turnout in Texas could indicate the state is not currently as much of a GOP strong-hold as many like to think.
In case of Trump presidency, Americans must cooperate
November 7, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that, if Trump is elected President tonight, we must accept the outcome and work with him.
Austin's Prop 1 uniquely tied to students
October 31, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues Austin's Prop 1 carries unique ties to students at UT, and for that reason, students should educate themselves on it before heading to the polls.
Texas leadership ignores partisan redistricting
October 24, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues Texas officials have ignored the harsh redistricting that has continuously allowed Republicans to hold a majority of positions within the state government.
Polls indicate Republicans will lose power after the election
October 17, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues Republicans are facing a probable loss of governmental power amid the Nov. 8 election.
Polling offers proven insight into election outcomes
October 12, 2016
Editor's Note: This column appears in a point-counterpoint regarding whether polls are useful in predicting elections. To find its counterpoint, click here.
Voter's opinions rarely swayed by debates
October 3, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues debates may not affect voters' opinions in the long term, and for this reason, Democrats should be weary of Hillary Clinton's current lead.
Patrick's proposals threaten higher education in Texas
September 26, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues Dan Patrick's proposal at the Texas Tribune Festival to end professor tenure and tuition set-asides is potentially harmful to the higher education system in the state.
Cruz wrongly fights against internet freedom, threatens future of intenet
September 20, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris details why Ted Cruz is wrong in his self-assumed fight for internet "freedom."
Texas will not go blue this election cycle
September 12, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that, despite what some polls are saying, Clinton will not win Texas.
Small government limits disaster responses
August 30, 2016
Senior columnist G. Elliott Morris argues Republicans' small government policies do not allow for adequate disaster relief funding.
At lively rally, Trump supporters foreshadow their party's bleak future
August 25, 2016
Senior columnist G. Elliott Morris discusses his experience at the Aug. 23 Donald Trump rally in Austin, and discusses how his supporter's views may leave the party with little to stand for when the 2016 election ends.
Gun rights advocates deserve chance at productive dialogue
August 23, 2016
Senior Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that students must engage with counterprotestors against "Cocks Not Glocks" in a way that promotes productives dialogue.
Responses to Dallas Massacre indicate bleak outlook for change
July 14, 2016
Columnist G. Elliott Morris discusses why he thinks the Dallas police shooting will fail to bring policy change.
Both parties' policy plans come up short of constitutional
July 7, 2016
Following important anniversaries for American founding documents, columnist G. Elliott Morris examines how both Democrats and Republicans ignore major fouding tenets of American government.
Lower methane emissions, kick your beef habit
July 3, 2016
Columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that Americans worried about their carbon footprint should be more concerned about cattle than cars.
Gun rights groups harm LGBT groups despite show of support
June 23, 2016
Columnist G. Elliott Morris discusses how Open Carry Texas' show of support for the LGBT community rings hollow.
Dan Patrick resembles President Obama more than he thinks
June 13, 2016
Guest columnist G. Elliott Morris argues that Dan Patrick's pressure on Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Paredes Scribner contradicts his stance against intervention by the federal government.