Paul Flahive http://tpr.org en The Source: Why The Comcast/Time Warner Deal Still Scares Us http://tpr.org/post/source-why-comcasttime-warner-deal-still-scares-us <p>As the Time Warner Cable/Comcast mega-deal continues through the regulatory gauntlet of the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/execute?proceeding=14-57" target="_blank">public commenting period</a> has opened. In line with <a href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/06/most-americans-oppose-comcast-merger-with-time-warner-cable/index.htm" target="_blank">several surveys </a>of consumers, the reviews are not positive.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:33:58 +0000 Paul Flahive 35518 at http://tpr.org The Source: Why The Comcast/Time Warner Deal Still Scares Us The Source: Will New Mayor Mean New Priorities? http://tpr.org/post/source-will-new-mayor-mean-new-priorities <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 12:10 PM:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez withdrew his name from being considered for mayor, paving the way for the city's first African American mayor, District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.</p><p>After a multiple rounds of voting by council members had whittled the field to Lopez and Taylor, a 5-3 vote brought Taylor within one. At this point Lopez withdrew his name, saying it was time to unify around a candidate and move forward.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:17 +0000 Paul Flahive 35478 at http://tpr.org The Source: Will New Mayor Mean New Priorities? The Source: Is Texas Going To Hit The California Wall? http://tpr.org/post/source-texas-going-hit-california-wall <p></p><p>Texas' booming economy is the envy of the nation. A recent <a href="http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_89.htm#.U82FWONdWiN" target="_blank">study </a>showed how the biggest Texas Metros were blowing the national average away for job growth, and personal income growth.&nbsp;</p><p>Nothing lasts forever though, so what should we be paying attention to and when should we start to worry about the "Texas Miracle?"&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:33:09 +0000 Paul Flahive 35447 at http://tpr.org The Source: Is Texas Going To Hit The California Wall? The Source: A Threat To Our Jury System http://tpr.org/post/source-threat-our-jury-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The troubling decline of jury trials affects both <a href="http://poundinstitute.org/docs/2011%20judges%20forum/2011%20Forum%20Galanter-Frozena%20Paper.pdf" target="_blank">state and federal court rooms</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forced arbitration, tort reform, and sky rocketing court costs are changing how we administer law, but w</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat affect does it have on this Constitutional mandate?</span></p><p><strong>Guests</strong>:</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:31 +0000 Paul Flahive 35445 at http://tpr.org The Source: A Threat To Our Jury System The Source: Public Investment Not A Silver Bullet http://tpr.org/post/source-public-investment-not-silver-bullet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The promise of downtown development in the form of convention centers has sparked the revitalization efforts in several cities. Rarely do people go back to make sure the promises were fulfilled.</p><p>In his new book, "<a href="http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15221.html" target="_blank">Convention Center Follies</a>," University of Texas San Antonio Professor Heywood Sanders highlights several cities where the promise was fueled by fuzzy math and circular logic.</p><p><strong>Guest</strong>:</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:48 +0000 Paul Flahive 35417 at http://tpr.org The Source: Public Investment Not A Silver Bullet The Source: The Impact Of The Affordable Care Act http://tpr.org/post/source-impact-affordable-care-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rate of uninsured people in the U.S. fell to </span><a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/172403/uninsured-rate-sinks-second-quarter.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">13.4 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the second quarter of 2014, the lowest quarterly average recorded since pollster Gallup started tracking the number in 2008. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:53:06 +0000 Paul Flahive 35242 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Impact Of The Affordable Care Act The Source: A Biography Of The Second Amendment http://tpr.org/post/source-biography-second-amendment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In very few places has the syntax of a sentence caused more excitement, passion, hatred, and hyperbole than the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights.</p><blockquote><p>"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."</p></blockquote><p>Is the militia a limitation on who gets guns? The people an afterthought? Or, is it the other way around and the militia is the less important of the two?</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:56:11 +0000 Paul Flahive 35224 at http://tpr.org The Source: A Biography Of The Second Amendment The Source: Cracking Down On Science Fraud http://tpr.org/post/source-cracking-down-science-fraud <p>The foundation of science is tested, repeatable experiments with good data.</p><p>When people lie in science, fabricate data, the peer-review process is supposed to keep fraudsters from publishing. But as science expands it becomes more complex and the number of journals flourishes.</p><p>As a result of being treated as a business, a number of high-profile frauds are occurring, and sometimes the journals themselves are complicit.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:24:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 35173 at http://tpr.org The Source: Cracking Down On Science Fraud The Source: Wanted: New Mayor, Apply Within http://tpr.org/post/source-wanted-new-mayor-apply-within <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Outgoing Mayor </span>Julián<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Castro leaves some pretty big shoes to fill. The popular mayor was known nationwide and whether you liked him or not he brought a spotlight to San Antonio. As Castro prepares to leave for a cabinet job at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, several potential heirs on city council jockey for position.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:31:37 +0000 Paul Flahive 35166 at http://tpr.org The Source: Wanted: New Mayor, Apply Within The Source: Politics Is A Joke http://tpr.org/post/source-politics-joke <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a 2007 Pew Poll, Jon Stewart was ranked as </span><a href="http://www.journalism.org/2008/05/08/journalism-satire-or-just-laughs-the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-examined/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">one of the most admired journalists</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the country. The problem being that "The Daily Show" host is actually a comedian, and his news-skewering show is not, in-fact, news.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:12:01 +0000 Paul Flahive 35105 at http://tpr.org The Source: Politics Is A Joke