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UT student leadership can learn from Texas States’ mistakes
April 17, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses encourages UT leadership to avoid the leadership pitfalls demonstrated by Texas State.
Texas’ move to hasten death penalty would come at high cost
April 10, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses opposed Texas' proposed initiative to expedite death penalty cases.
Tillerson could make a great chancellor
April 4, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses makes the case for Rex Tillerson to be UT's next chancellor.
Energy sector can power on without public financial support
March 20, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses enumerates the reasons to allocate federal money for energy subsidies elsewhere.
Let’s solve Texas’ imminent water shortage
March 7, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses warns that Texas runs the risk of facing drought if we don't start preparing now.
Protect and defend viewpoint diversity
February 28, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses expounds on the need for viewpoint diversity on college campuses
Stop treating Congressional maps like a coloring book
February 20, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses offers suggestions for how we could fix Texas' ridiculously drawn districts.
Austin’s wrong-way accident problem deserves a new direction
February 16, 2018
Verses calls Austin out on the danger created by a plethora of one-way streets.
Safety takes a backseat on Texas public transport
February 6, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses calls for stricter punishments for state and local employees who drive too recklessly.
Texas dam regulation is in desperate need of repair
January 30, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses argues that Texas should do more to protect its citizens from potential dam failure.
UT’s CUSEF decision should serve as a model to other schools
January 23, 2018
Columnist Liam Verses praises the University's rejection of funding from CUSEF.
High-speed rail needs to switch tracks
January 19, 2018
Columist Liam Verses argues that, as it stands, the plan for high speed rail from Houston to Dallas should be nixed.
Decision in religious freedom lawsuit is victory for students
December 5, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explains the importance of students' religious freedom.
Texas communities should use newfound electoral voice to reconsider annexation
November 28, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses encourages Texans to take their best interests into account and vote about the future of their territories.
Texas cities need to think carefully about floodplain development
November 13, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explains the need for Texas cities to reconsider residential development in areas prone to flooding.
Rent-to-own disputes should be strictly civil matters
November 6, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses calls for changes to laws regarding rent-to-own disputes.
UT should change its disciplinary appeals process
October 30, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explains why UT's current disciplinary appeals process gives too much power and responsibility to the president.
Speedway needs bike lanes
October 23, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explains the need for bike lanes on Speedway Mall.
Amazon, pick Austin
October 16, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explains why Austin is the best place for Amazon to establish a new headquarters.
Don’t vilify gun owners in wake of Vegas
October 9, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses argues that criticizing gun owners is a counterproductive reaction to the events in Vegas.
Costs of distracted driving warrants change in perspective
October 2, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses pushes for a realistic approach to the dangers of distracted driving.
Success in graduation rates overshadowed by rising costs
September 25, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explains why the increase in graduation after four years does not solve the issue of rising university costs.
Harvard fellowship should be an honor
September 18, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explains why Chelsea Manning never should have been invited as a Harvard fellow.
National disasters are no place for acute rhetoric
September 13, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses argues that politicians should drop divisive rhetoric in times of crisis.
SB 4’s unconstitutionality undermines its utility
September 5, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses argues that the legislative necessity of SB4 is overshadowed by the bill's legal challenges.
Trump's Arpaio pardon is inconsistent with law and order
August 30, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses criticizes the timing and intent of President Trump's pardoning of Joe Arpaio.
Is the U.S. ready for a megadrought?
August 1, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses warns that Texas and the surrounding region must proactively prepare for prolonged drought conditions.
For Texas schools, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's proposal a balanced, passable temporary fix
July 18, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses argues that in this special session, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's education proposal is Texas' best chance to avert financial crisis.
America, Look to Texas
July 11, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses responds to a recent New Yorker article about Texas, the nation and the trends that bind them.
Political parties poison the courtroom
June 27, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses argues that partisan judgeship elections harm judicial functioning and should be abolished.
Texas must prepare for the next big storm
June 20, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses argues for a better plan to defend Texas coasts from hurricanes.
Top Ten rule hurting competitive school districts, unduly burdens UT Austin
June 18, 2017
Columnist Liam Verses explores the Top Ten rule, and advocates for an alternative to retain talent.
Educational finance remains broken, unfairly pressures cities
June 6, 2017
Guest columnist Liam Verses writes that Texas' education finance system hurts cities like Austin.