Latinos make up more than 40 percent of the Texas population, but disparity remains between that and their representation at the voting booth. Paul Stekler writes about the reasons for this disconnect, including: "If potential voters don't see the importance of voting, how it impacts their day-to-day lives, almost nothing can get them to register and vote.
Professor Peniel Joseph weighs in on Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination: "By denying a president with almost one year remaining on his term the well-earned chance to transform the court, the Republican Party has virtually assured that the court's conservative tilt will last for at least another generation."
Professor Jeremi Suri offers comments to the Daily Texan on the possible legal issues of President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Among boycotts of Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony, Professor Jeremi Suri calls it the most controversial inauguration since Abraham Lincoln's.
Professor Jeremi Suri asserts that President Trump's foreign policy plans are more coherent than many recognize: "Trump's executive orders are the blueprints for the most significant shift in American foreign policy since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941."
William Inboden comments in an article on Donald Trump's selection of a number of generals for his Cabinet.
Peniel Joseph criticizes president-elect Donald Trump's selection of Ben Carson for secretary of housing and urban development.
Peniel Joseph comments on Kanye West's meeting with president-elect Donald Trump.
Sherri Greenberg suggests that the 2016 presidential campaign has been particularly stressful, due to a high "level of vitriol."
Jeremi Suri suggests that the president-elect must "go big" to reunite the country after a volatile campaign season.