Tag Archives: values

Hand Over Heart, Heart Over Stomach

by Sharon Jacob, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group People come here to see how the sausage is made, but some of them become vegetarians. – Quoted on Overheard Texas Lege (@overheardtxlege on Instagram) Located in an office across … Continue reading

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The Three-Triangle Tango

by Sophie Creede, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Researching plastic waste for a class presentation last semester at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and watching “The Devil We Know” caused my existing passion for … Continue reading

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AOC, POC, OMG

by Elizabeth Churaman, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Politics are a fickle thing, sometimes very predictable; other times, obtuse, or even down-right dirty. In a place far away from Texas, a woman named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) unseated a long-time Democratic … Continue reading

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Effective Good: An Illusive, Elusive White Whale in the Political Waters

by Sharon Jacob, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Author’s note: Melville is not my favorite author in the traditional literary canon. Probably because he used far too many wandering metaphors with unnecessarily florid language. The Principle of the … Continue reading

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On the Need to Take Back Our Power

by Trang-Thu (Mimi) Duong interning in the office of Representative Gene Wu Here, at the Capitol, I’m experiencing what the depths of power look like. Every day I walk into an elevator that takes me underground, two floors beneath the … Continue reading

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