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.
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
If you’re surprised by this year’s pick, you may be eligible for a Bum Steer Award of your own
Charles Schwertner makes the conservative case against tuition deregulation
Some questions about Barack Obama’s explanation for his executive action on immigration, announced last week.
On Thursday, the president said that Congress had left him no choice but to act alone. Conservatives can argue otherwise.
The border surge, extended. Immigration action, executed. Hispanic voters, considered. And more!
After twelve years in office and two crushing political defeats, the soon-to-be-former lieutenant governor gamely discusses his tenure and Texas’s future. Just don’t ask him about Dan Patrick.