Erica Grieder is a senior editor at Texas Monthly. From 2007 to 2012, she covered Texas as the southwest correspondent for the Economist, to which she still contributes. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Spectator, the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the New Republic. Her first book, Big, Hot, Cheap and Right, was published in April 2013 by Public Affairs Books. She lives in Austin.
Texas Muslims Capitol Day is marred by some unwelcoming behavior.
Let’s all agree on one this much: Medicaid is supposed to be a health care program, not a jobs plan.
How Erica Grieder learned to stop worrying and look forward to the Eighty-fourth Legislature.
The Tea Party’s pursuit of purity is particularly damaging in Texas
John Boehner’s re-election shows that national conservatives should have been paying attention to the Tea Party’s travails in the Texas House.
Texas is much less vulnerable to an oil bust than it once was, or than one might think.
Jack Stick’s resignation shows that even in Texas, some things count as corruption
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