Posts Tagged ‘Barbara Jordan’

Abstaining is not the way to serve the public interest

Austin American-Statesman, September 12, 2014

Of all the monikers for an elected official to strive to be known as, “the abstainer” is not one of them. That’s how Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis is known, and as a Sept. 8 American-Statesman story explained, on 26 votes cast in the 2014 budget sessions, Davis racked up a staggering 19 abstentions, four […]


We could use a Barbara Jordan in America today

Austin American-Statesman, February 21, 2012

Barbara Jordan — attorney, former congresswoman and professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs — would have turned 76 today. At the age of 59, her candle burned out too soon. She helped unify this nation, and we need her now more than ever. When she was sworn into office as U.S. representative in […]


This is What Leadership Looks Like

Austin American-Statesman, March 30, 2010

‘This is what change looks like.” Reflecting on 13 months of rancor and preparing us for the months ahead making sense of it all, that’s what President Barack Obama told the nation from the White House East Room after the cliffhanger vote by the U.S. House passing the health care overhaul. Undoubtedly overlooked by most, […]