R.G. Ratcliffe

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The Power Behind the Throne

Jan 25, 2017 By R.G. Ratcliffe

In his second session as lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick has become the most influential person in Texas politics. Will his attempt to legislate who uses which bathroom slip him up?

The Televangelism of Ken Paxton

Nov 22, 2016 By R.G. Ratcliffe

It’s been a difficult two years in office for Texas’s attorney general. First came his indictment on multiple felonies, then an embarrassing series of missteps and staff shake-ups. Now, with his trial looming, he’s seeking salvation one live television interview at a time.

Missouri: Lawmakers Gone Wild!

Jun 19, 2015 By R.G. Ratcliffe

Texas House members this year were grinding their teeth over an undercover camera investigation being done by the conservative American Phoenix Foundation, but it looks like Missouri was where the action is.