Austin At Large

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Austin At Large: The Dog That Caught the Cop Car
The Dog That Caught the Cop Car
De-policing becomes partisanized, but who is really putting themselves at risk?

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 20, 2020

Austin at Large: Police and Thieves in the Street
Police and Thieves in the Street
Why do people say “ACAB”? Allow Austin’s warrior-cop lobby to demonstrate.

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 13, 2020

Austin at Large: A Pre-November Pep Talk
A Pre-November Pep Talk
Reasons for optimism as we ride this circus train into Election Station

Mike Clark-Madison, Aug. 6, 2020

Austin at Large: Good Guys With Guns
Good Guys With Guns
Garrett Foster died in an outbreak of gun violence. But there’s more to the story.

Mike Clark-Madison, July 30, 2020

Austin at Large: Polling and the Police
Polling and the Police
What we know, don’t know, and need to know about the public’s view of public safety

Mike Clark-Madison, July 16, 2020

Austin At Large: Voices In Our (Old) Heads
Voices In Our (Old) Heads
OK boomers, do you now regret pushing for 10-1? Where do you think it went wrong?

Mike Clark-Madison, July 9, 2020

Austin at Large: Every Day is Juneteenth
Every Day is Juneteenth
Yes, freedom is worth celebrating. But it also bids us to do some serious reflection.

Mike Clark-Madison, July 2, 2020

Austin at Large: The Way to Safety
The Way to Safety
The cops are useless against COVID. But they have all the money.

Mike Clark-Madison, June 18, 2020

Austin at Large: And Still, We Rise
And Still, We Rise
Austin has liberated itself from exhausted narratives before. It’s time to do it again.

Mike Clark-Madison, June 11, 2020

Austin At Large: Unsafe Together
Unsafe Together
The highway before us is littered with risks, but it’s the only way to go

Mike Clark-Madison, June 4, 2020

Austin At Large: Cars That Go “Boom!”
Cars That Go “Boom!”
Let’s never be desperate enough to hook up with Elon Musk, OK?

Mike Clark-Madison, May 28, 2020

Austin At Large: Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
The coronavirus works for free and cares not about its approval rating

Mike Clark-Madison, May 21, 2020

Austin at Large: Stupidity – It’s Not Essential
Stupidity – It’s Not Essential
It’s absurd out there, but you can still make good decisions, now and in November

Mike Clark-Madison, May 14, 2020

Austin At Large: Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Keep Your Eyes on the Road
As we endure this age of clownery, we can have nice things in our future – even I-35

Mike Clark-Madison, May 7, 2020

Austin at Large: People, Get Ready
People, Get Ready
We can all be responsible Austinites – now that we know what that requires

Mike Clark-Madison, April 30, 2020

Austin at Large: Call the Cops, Send In the Clowns
Call the Cops, Send In the Clowns
We could just not put up with the same old nonsense, for a change

Mike Clark-Madison, April 23, 2020

Austin at Large: People, Read the Zoom!
People, Read the Zoom!
Don’t make me leave the house to deliver some sense to y’all in times like these

Mike Clark-Madison, April 16, 2020

Austin at Large: How to Wear a Mask
How to Wear a Mask
Constructive thoughts from the near side of the curve

Mike Clark-Madison, April 9, 2020

Austin at Large: Everything’s Different Now
Everything’s Different Now
The new normal requires a lot of willpower, but also the chance to do things better

Mike Clark-Madison, April 2, 2020

Austin At Large: Let Me Make Things Clear
Let Me Make Things Clear
Yes, we need to move ahead quickly – but not recklessly – with a new land code

Mike Clark-Madison, Feb. 20, 2020

Austin At Large: What Are Y'all Afraid Of?
What Are Y'all Afraid Of?
Framing the gains and losses on all sides of Austin's battles over land use

Mike Clark-Madison, Feb. 6, 2020

Austin at Large: Take It From a Ninja ...
Take It From a Ninja ...
The governor takes to the Twitters again to politicize a tragedy

Mike Clark-Madison, Jan. 9, 2020

Austin at Large: Equity Is Everybody’s Business
Equity Is Everybody’s Business
We the people of Austin own the future of our schools

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 27, 2019

Austin at Large: And Unto Us, a Code Is Born
And Unto Us, a Code Is Born
A decade’s worth of groaning begets the promise of a new city

Mike Clark-Madison, Dec. 12, 2019

Austin at Large: Be Thankful for What We’ve Got
Be Thankful for What We’ve Got
Sometimes, the grinding slog of government bears tasty fruit

Mike Clark-Madison, Nov. 27, 2019

Austin at Large: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Big dumb mud puddles of racism, right there beneath our feet

Mike Clark-Madison, Nov. 14, 2019

Austin at Large: Drop Your Ballot Like It's HOT
Drop Your Ballot Like It's HOT
And then, someday, we'll make serious policy about our venues

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 31, 2019

Austin at Large: We Have Had It With That Guy
We Have Had It With That Guy
Republicans, come get your bros. Dems, get out your voters.

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 17, 2019

Austin at Large: Lord, Gotta Keep On Moving
Lord, Gotta Keep On Moving
New and welcome spirits animate the fight for transit

Mike Clark-Madison, Oct. 3, 2019

Austin at Large: The Oldest Story in Town
The Oldest Story in Town
Will Austin ISD’s “School Changes” be our last chance to learn our lesson?

Mike Clark-Madison, Sept. 19, 2019

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