Erica Grieder

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.

Stories

The David Dewhurst Exit Interview

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.

Master of the Senate

The next lieutenant governor is a former radio shock jock who became one of the most conservative members of the Legislature. How will Dan Patrick act now that he is one of the most powerful officials in Texas?

The Man in the Arena

In the brief time Ted Cruz has been a senator, he has managed to convince half the country that he is a true patriot and the other half that he is a dangerous nutcase. What will he do next?

Money Makes the World Go Round

And as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Richard Fisher helps make the money go round. Meet the Fed’s most unlikely central banker.

Who’s Afraid of Texas?

Too many people, most of whom don’t know what they’re talking about. In defense of our (mostly) great state.

Found in Translation

Activist Glenda Joe on the immigrant experience in Houston.