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On this episode of “Texas Matters”:

  • How are anti-Trump activists preparing for the possibility that President Trump will fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller?
  • New data shows that the Texas maternal mortality problem isn’t as bad as it was thought. So now what (11:10)?
  • How the Farm Bill could take away benefits from the poor in Texas (22:50).


How The 1970s Explains Donald Trump

Apr 10, 2018

From Texas Standard:

In the 1970s, Watergate, Vietnam, stagflation and secret FBI memos were among the news events that led many Americans to distrust the institutions that had formed the backbone of society. And one of those Americans, steeped in the cynicism of the "me" decade, was Donald Trump, then a young real estate developer in New York, now president of the United States.

Historian Julian Zelizer argues that each president is the product of a particular time in his life – Ronald Reagan channeled the 40s and 50s, Bill Clinton the 60s, and Barack Obama the 90s, for example. The 70s shaped Donald Trump.

Julian Zelizer is a historian at Princeton University, a CNN political analyst, and the author of books about Lyndon Johnson and Barack Obama. He says distrust of institutions is central to Trump's mindset.

The Texas business community is focused on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as the Trump administration signals it is nearing a deal. Governor Greg Abbott is now weighing in to make sure Texas doesn’t lose certain trade protections.


Some veterans groups say they’re uncertain about the future of care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, after President Trump ousted Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to head the agency.

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Legal action taken against Facebook for allowing the company Cambridge Analytica to improperly harvest data from 50 million of its users may have many Texans wondering if there are any state statutes protecting their digital privacy.


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