Patricia Hart – DUPE


Jurist Prudence?

Judging abortion rights.

Justice Prevails

Justice for Medicaid?


The politics of the Medicaid “shortfall.”


Does Tony Sanchez want to be your governor?

George W. Es Muy Bueno

The selling of George W.—in Spanish.

Conservative. Compassionate?

The two faces of Bush’s compassionate conservatism guru.

Out Man In

UT regents want their next chancellor to be an academic? Whatever. At Texas Tech, a politician is the one in charge, and he’s more than making the grade.

Let There Be Lite

Forgive state senators like David Sibley and Bill Ratliff their jockeying to succeed Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry. They want to be number two; they have to try harder.

The Best and the Worst Legislators 1999

Naughty Nixon and wonderful Wolens, soapy Shapiro and revered Ratliff, and of course, a certain governor who’s ready for his close-up: Our say-so on the session’s standouts—good, bad, and in-between.

Not So Great in ‘78

How his one and only loss shaped his view of politics.

Boom Doom

How exceptionally good economic times are coming back to haunt us.

The Capitol Gang

The power brokers at this year’s legislative session aren’t elected officials. They’re lobbyists—and we know which ones have the most clout.

The Best Worst Legislators 1997

From Bush’s good try on property taxes to Bullock’s grand finale, from savvy Sadler to weaselly Wohlgemuth, from Duncan’s beginning to Howard’s end: Our sorting of the session’s standouts—best, worst, and in between.

The Best and the Worst Legislators 1995

From the respected to the rascally, our regular roundup of the session’s most renowned pols.