A Biden administration can be expected to put U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada relations back into a strategic framework for solving problems and strengthening long-term cooperation. This would include pursuing a more consistent approach to Mexico and Canada, less driven by...
The pandemic created upheaval in multiple areas of Americans’ lives last year, including where they live and how they work. The overall volume of moves was down last year due to the complexity created by the virus, but the...
Living in South Texas, we are no stranger to crises. From a 500-year flood event last year to the many turbulent challenges we have experienced in just the past few months, emergency preparedness is a perpetual priority for the...
One idea currently getting a lot of attention is increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. A wage floor is an artificial impediment to the smooth functioning of the labor market, but one with some justification. It’s complicated.  In...
With hope growing that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be widely available, the answer to one of life’s most torturous questions – when will the pandemic end? – may soon be clearer.  It will likely be a while longer, however, before...
We can breathe a sigh of relief we now have two approved vaccines, with more probably on the way, over a million medical workers vaccinated with the first of two shots, and very few serious reactions. This truly is...
Oil markets are in turmoil. In January, oil prices were trending in the upper $50s per barrel. Now, spot prices are a fraction of that level and futures prices actually went decidedly negative for the first time in history...
Why and how people in the Rio Grande Valley continue to get infected with the coronavirus should be published in the local newspapers.  Yes, we are told how many infections and deaths were reported and the cities where they live...
We are 12 months into this pandemic and Americans seem to be regressing in their efforts and attitudes toward preventing the spread of Covid-19.   It has indeed spread like a “forest fire” as Dr. Michael Osterholm predicted in June....
The Texas oil and natural gas industry recognizes its profound responsibility to power modern life in a responsible and safe manner. This is why Texas operators are working toward a common goal of reducing and ultimately ending routine flaring.  Flaring...

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