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.
Tuesday's primary runoffs caused almost as much heartburn among Republicans as Democrats.
Looks like San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro may be heading to Washington, and Texas Senator Robert Duncan is bound for Texas Tech. What does that mean for local politics?
Why the lieutenant governor candidate's mid-eighties mental health issues should not be a campaign issue.
After this weekend's special election, Brandon Creighton will head to a runoff with the right-wing challenger Steve Toth.
Thanks a lot, David Dewhurst, for getting this song stuck in everyone's head again
Ken Paxton's record suggests that he's either surprisingly uninformed about state law, or surprisingly unconcerned about how those laws might apply to him.
That might not happen in Texas, but the risk should concern people who support capital punishment.
Democrats are pursuing a confusing--and counterproductive--campaign against Rick Perry
Texans should be proud of the state's economic performance, but they should be smart about the challenges that lie ahead.
Last night's debate suggested that Texans still recoil at divisive rhetoric on illegal immigration--and that Republicans know it.