Dateline Rice for July 12, 2021

Dateline Rice


Pandemic wanes, border debate takes new twists
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
Can you spell 'amazing'?
The Christian Science Monitor
Gov. Greg Abbott stirs talk of 2024 run as special session of TX Legislature tackles voting limits, other GOP priorities
USA Today (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Texas National Guard says it's the nation's largest. Why does it need border help from South Dakota?
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Former President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC in Dallas as supporters, opponents, analysts weigh his future with the GOP
WFAA Online (This segment also aired on WFAA-TV in Dallas.)
Texas Legislature special session preview — Mark Jones, Rice
Texas special session agenda includes trans athletes, CRT, social media
KPRC Online

Gas sellers made $11 billion while millions of Texans were without power in February
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ERCOT report confirms gas- and coal-fired plant outages played big role in June grid woes
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the July 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared online in the Denton Record-Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Editorial: Abbott's attack on wind and solar only makes the Texas power grid even weaker