Mark and Charlie's Blog

Days after Prop. 1 failed in Austin to deregulate transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, a Forbes op-ed article argued that “ By Losing Uber, Austin Is No Longer A Tech Capital .” "I think there are a lot more cities that are more welcoming of innovation,” said...
Two days have passed with no Uber or Lyft service in Austin, Texas. Though Austin has a reputation of being filled with tech-savvy millennials, it is now the largest U.S. city without ridesharing. Local policymakers blame Uber and Lyft for pausing their operations in the city,...
Parents of an Austin ISD student have filed a lawsuit, claiming school officials were slow to respond to allegations a teacher was preying on a middle school student. KVUE News has learned the lawsuit involved a former teacher at O. Henry Middle School. KVUE is not naming the...
Twice this past week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has unleashed a seemingly unprompted tweetstorm on Donald Trump , taking shots at the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for being sexist, a scam artist, “reckless” and “embarrassing.” Dripping with disdain, the 140-...
The director of the F.B.I. reignited the factious debate over a so-called “Ferguson effect” on Wednesday, saying that he believed less aggressive policing was driving an alarming spike in murders in many cities. James Comey, the director, said that while he could offer no...
Austin’s taxi industry should be partially deregulated to level the playing field with ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Lyft, the director of the Austin Transportation Department told City Council in a Wednesday memo obtained by the American-Statesman. The proposal could...
The Washington Post has built a sizable army of reporters to dig into every facet of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's life, urged on by new owner Jeff Bezos to reveal everything about the potential nominees. Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward revealed Wednesday...
His squadron got the alert: a “real world mission was going down.” The team – at Aviano Air Base in northeastern Italy – raced to the field and was briefed, as planes were armed and prepared to launch. Hundreds of miles away, fellow Americans were under attack in Benghazi. "...
For seniors graduating from the University of Michigan this month, employers have been lining up since the fall to offer interviews and boast of their companies’ benefits. Recruiters would ask when their competitors were coming, said Geni Harclerode, the university’s assistant...