Jeff Winkler

Jeff Winkler's work has appeared in the New Republic, Vice magazine, PlayboyThe Daily Caller, The Awl, the Oxford American, and elsewhere. He has covered gun-toting carpetbaggers, attempted an alcohol enema, and ridden in the country's largest chuckwagon race. He is a college dropout living in Austin. 

Articles by Jeff Winkler

The State of Texas: December 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Map of the Day Non-discrimination ordinances are a real hip topic these days, and it’s hard to keep up with which city council is doing what. Thankfully, Texas Tribune has a solution for that: a great interactive map showing exactly where such ordinances exists, are being discussed, or aren’t…

The State of Texas: November 14, 2014

Nov 14, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Daily Roundup Big Health — Although one would think our politicians hate the idea of super-sized governmental agencies, there is that whole bigger-in-Texas mentality we tout. As such, lawmakers are now looking at creating a “mega-agency” for five of the health and human services agencies “so massive that it would…

The State of Texas: October 22, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Image of the day It would seem that to East Coast elites, all white Texas politicians look the same (it’s true, they do). Below is a story published yesterday from Talking Points Memo that received more than one twitter mention. Can you spot the problem? Texas By The Numbers…

The State of Texas: October 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Promo of the Day Because “the only thing harder than getting a college kid out of bed before noon on a Saturday is getting a college kid out of bed before noon on a Saturday to watch a sub-.500 football team” Texas Tech is offering free waffles to students who…