Scott Braddock editor of the Quorum Report, the voice of TX the dean of the Austin press corps.
Scott is a journalist and political analyst based in Austin, Texas.
He covers the Texas Legislature and politics in the Lone Star State by working with Austin legend Harvey Kronberg to produce the most successful political newsletter in Texas: The Quorum Report. In January of 2015, Scott became Quorum Report Editoras Mr. Kronberg assumed the role of Publisher and CEO.Scott served as the chief political reporter for the two biggest radio news operations in Texas: Newsradio 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Newsradio 740 KTRH in Houston. He has been honored with Edward R. Murrow and AP awards for investigative journalism and received recognition for excellence and fairness in political reporting from members of Texas’ Congressional delegation.
We discuss Gov. Abbott's recent statements about the public schools in Texas. He has said that “public dollars should follow students” to private schools, religious schools, charter schools, etc. He has also proposed vouchers. This is very unpopular with rural voters, and has admitted that there is no upside or downside for parents. He has also promised that public schools would be fully funded, though it would be the legislature that would make it happen. This helps O'Rourke.
As regards abortion legislation, 80% of Texans feel that there should be some exemptions to the kinds of draconian regulations that are being promoted.
Bill Curry is an American lawyer and politician who has been a two-time Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut and a White House advisor in the administration of Bill Clinton.He was head of Freeze Voter, a nuclear freeze group.
Alex Sammon a staff writer at The American Prospect. He’s a former columnist and feature writer for the New Republic and former contributing politics writer at Pacific Standard. His work has also appeared in n+1, Wired, and Mother Jones.
In this inflationary period, the rising prices are being blamed on the administration, though this inflation is world wide. It is too bad that the Democrats do not have a strong and convincing speaker, who cam tell Americans the facts and explain them: the supply chain is defective, and we should be building products here; the Ukraine war is contributing to problems; Oil companies are not using their leases, thus driving up energy prices. Reality is that real wages have moved up, the very rich have lost a little ground, and the US economy is better off. Monopolies are hurting the consumer.