The Unkindest Cut

The merits of redistricting are arguable, but one thing is not: David Dewhurst has wounded the Texas Senate—and his own reputation.
FIRST, DEW NO HARM: Honestly, we thought we knew Best.
Photograph by Bob Daemmrich

AN EXPANSIVE, JOCULAR DAVID DEWHURST greeted reporters warmly at a celebratory lunch in his elegant Capitol dining room in early June. This was a happy man. He had earned rave media reviews for forging bipartisan compromises on tough issues like homeowners’ insurance and the budget. So what if Governor

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