One of more than 200,000 people who flocked to the Lone Star State in 2013, Cynthia Allen's professional baptism by fire occurred in Washington, D.C. Her youth belies her experience and her non-native status dictates nothing about her devotion to her community. Part of her preparation for becoming Texan entailed watching all five seasons of Friday Night Lights. A self-proclaimed conservative feminist, she is particularly interested in the impact of national issues on the city, county and state. You can reach her here: email@example.com
| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
New study suggests social media diminishes political participation.
| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
For African-American males, charter schools can lead to success.
| |Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
The U.S. has been slow to defend Iraq’s religious minorities.
| |Wednesday, Aug. 06, 2014
The latest evidence shows that more people found work after benefits lapsed.
| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014
Partisan laws forced through Congress aren’t built for the long term.
| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014
Like emotions surrounding the crisis, solutions will be complex.
| |Wednesday, Jul. 09, 2014
We must rediscover the value of faith in American democracy.
| |Wednesday, Jul. 02, 2014
Women should fear the state, not the court.
| |Friday, Jun. 20, 2014
Left unaddressed, Syria’s extremist threat has spilled over into Iraq.
| |Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014
A father’s absence can perpetuate the cycle of poverty.