Patricia Hart – DUPE
Ron Kirk may be this year’s most jovial political candidate, but his bid for the U.S. Senate is as much about race as personality. He knows it. His fellow Democrats know it. And you’d better believe the Republicans know it.
After a conservative think tank used its clout to help scuttle a science textbook, some Republicans declared victory. The rest declared war.
Tom Craddick of Midland wants to be the first Republican Speaker of the House in Texas since 1873. He may already have the votes, but his critics are questioning his tactics.
Ronald Reagan once commanded, “Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.” So why has the state GOP declared war on itself over resdistricting?
As Democrats and Republicans prepare for the hand-to-hand combat of 2002, African American and Hispanic candidates are finally on the front lines.
A diary of San Antonio Democrat Leticia Van de Putte’s first session as a state senator.
Rodney Ellis was excellent. Gary Elkins was well, significantly less so. Bill Ratliff was a model of dignified leadership. Domingo Garcia was a one-man leper colony. Our biennial roundup of the Legislature’s leading lights and dim bulbs.
Two powerful Republicans are in charge of redistricting this session, but that doesn’t mean they’re out to get the Democrats.
The top 10 percent rule was supposed to solve the admissions problems at Texas’ public universities, but it isn’t making the grade.