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Welcome to the United States

Like most people, my wife and I have been following the news from the border with a mix of worry, outrage, and helplessness. Separated families. Human beings corralled behind fences and under bridges. Children dying. And no doubt, innumerable tragedies that never even make it into the news.

The cloud your datacenter always wanted

When it comes to building a cloud infrastructure, the options are endless, and time is limited. With the IBM Cloud Private Storage, clients enjoy access to their data both on- and off-premises in a dedicated hosted private storage cloud infrastructure. As an industry leader, IBM Cloud Private Storage comes with the confidence of increased security and cost effectiveness.

Lawmakers pushing conversion therapy in Texas are going in the wrong direction

While many states have passed legislation in recent years explicitly prohibiting mental health professionals from using conversion therapy with LGBTQ youth, legislation to protect professionals who engage in this practice is pending in the Texas Legislature. That would further marginalize and threaten the safety and mental health of some of our state’s most vulnerable youth.

How the Texas Legislature can fulfill "our promise to patients" this session

Texas consumers increasingly have their access to emergency medical care delayed or altogether thwarted, and their coverage for legitimate care denied. After witnessing this alarming trend, Texas’ freestanding emergency room community is taking action to better protect and inform patients and their families.

STAAR shouldn’t be the basis for Texas school accountability

Texas’s test-addicted accountability systems are incapable of achieving their policy goals — not because tests are bad, but because they were not designed to do what has been asked of them. Texas deserves an accountability system that places student need at the center of the work. What we have in front of us is the first opportunity in a great while to do just that. 

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