Chris Tomlinson Business Columnist
  • Houston
  • Houston Chronicle

Chris Tomlinson has written commentary on business, energy and economics for the Houston Chronicle since 2014. Before joining the Chronicle, he spent 20 years with The Associated Press reporting on politics, conflicts and economics from more than 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestseller Tomlinson Hill, and he produced the award-winning documentary film by the same name. Both examine the history and consequences of race, politics and economics in Texas.

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269 Articles
3 months ago
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Tomlinson: Time for Republicans’ job appraisal after 20 years in power

Republicans have controlled every statewide elected office and the Legislature for 20...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Tackling questions on how clean energy fights climate change with wind, solar and batt...

Politicians and lobbyists are filling social media with “what aboutism,” here are...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Questions about clean energy? Here are answers.

Politicians and lobbyists are filling social media with “what aboutism,” here are...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Harvey gave us too much rain; today we don’t have enough

Hurricane Harvey taught us about unimaginable rain, but we must also prepare for...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Beware political vigilantes and the havoc they cause

Political vigilantes are taking the law into their hands and causing political, economic...

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Tomlinson: Beware political vigilantes and the havoc they cause

Political vigilantes are taking the law into their hands and causing political, economic...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Texas’s weak electric grid a boon to crypto miners

Crypto-currency miners take advantage of Texas’s grid to make money from solving the...

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4 months ago
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Column: Texas' phone bill rate hike is a good move that helps rural residents stay connected

Texas’ conservative government is making us pay a dollar or two every month to ensure...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Judge climate bill by its enemies, Cruz and Sanders

Sens. Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders don’t like the Biden-Manchin Inflation Reduction Act,...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Public schools under attack by Texas billionaires

Conservative billionaires are using scare tactics to smear public schools, part of a plan...

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4 months ago
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Tomlinson: Oil and gas can afford to slow climate destruction

The oil and gas industry is making record profits, some of them should go toward reducing...

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Tomlinson: Oil and gas can afford to slow climate destruction

The oil and gas industry is making record profits, some of them should go toward reducing...

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