Other Publications II (essays published or written for publication as guest columns/op-ed pieces)



     1. Death Penalty, in practice, just isn't working out ; published in the July 2, 2011 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2011) Click here to view copy.

     2. Together, we can all make a difference; published in the September 24, 2011 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2011) Click here to view copy.

     3. A story, an assumption and an opportunity to learn from it; published in the February 25, 2012 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2012) Click here to view copy.

     4. Partisan elections are not best way to choose judges; published in the January 29, 2015 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

     5. Lessons of law from West Africa; published in the April 13, 2015 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

     6. Thank those great teachers who shaped best part of us ; published in the June 4, 2015 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

     7. Bail bond requirements unfair to inmates, costly to taxpayers ; published in the October 28, 2015 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

     8. Addressing mental health key in helping Austin's homeless ; published in the Frebruary 10, 2016 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2016) Click here to view copy.

     9. Are Hispanics in the U. S. a unified voting bloc? ; published in the April 2, 2016 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2016) Click here to view copy.

     10. We've come a long way in fighting racism--but we still have far to go ; published in the May 12, 2016 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2016) Click here to view copy.

     11. Jury system far from perfect, but makes justice system the best ; published in the December 8, 2016 issue of the Austin American-Statesman, (Copyrighted 2016) Click here to view copy.

     12. Trinity site offers visitors a reminder of the horrors of war; published in the December 28, 2016 on-line edition of the Austin American-Statesman (Copyrighted 2016) Click here to view copy.

      13. Misconceptions, rhetoric about judiciary help make it a target; published in the May 14, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2017) Click here to view copy.

      14. No help for those spiraling under law; published in the June 18, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2017) Click here to view copy.

      15. Adversarial system flawed way of finding 'truth'; published in the August 1, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2017) Click here to view copy.

      16. As in the past, today's youth getting bum rap; published in the September 10, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2017) Click here to view copy.

      17. The beginning of the end for the United States?; published in the October 15, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2017) Click here to view copy.

      18. The public's complacency is the new norm; published in the December 3, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2017) Click here to view copy.

      19. Property taxes, bail and drunken driving fees--a triad of unfairness; published in the January 7, 2018 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2018) Click here to view copy.

      20. Let those without immigrant origins cast the first stone; published in a shorter version in the April 29, 2018 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2018) Click here to view copy.

      21. Unjust civil forfeiture laws turn policing into a for-profit venture; published in a shorter version in the June 3, 2018 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2018) Click here to view copy.

      22. Guardians, not warriors: How to get better cops; published in the August 5, 2018 edition of the San Antonio Express-News (Copyrighted 2018) Click here to view copy.

      23. The Story of Virgil Hawkins; published on this website on October 5, 2015 (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

      24. Essay on Faith; published on this website on October 5, 2015 (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

     25. The Elusiveness of Happiness; published on this website on October 5, 2015 (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

     26. The Decline of American Politics; published on this website on October 5, 2015 (Copyrighted 2015) Click here to view copy.

     27. Reflections On Life and the World Around Us; published on this website on March 28, 2018 (Copyrighted 2018) Click here to view copy.