Whatever GOP voters were looking for, the former Texas governor wasn't selling it.
It's not much, but it's what they have.
What the scandal surrounding Attorney General Ken Paxton tells us about Texas politics.
Three more examples of our elected leaders staying the crazy course.
The latest on our embattled attorney general. Plus: A Scoop!
On guard against those Labatt-drinking invaders from the north.
Our policy and how you can follow it.
What have we learned ten years later? Progress is possible when we work together.
Sizing up that other Bush from Texas.
The former Texas governor has been a product of disruption—but also its victim.
Let’s not overreact, but let’s not underreact either.
First question: Who are the 38%?
Why Ted Cruz's friendship with the Donald could mean trouble for his campaign.
Over half of the GOP's presidential candidates want to end birthright citizenship, but they're not standing by the Constitution.
Step one: Let’s examine our own insecurities.
It’s not what you might think it is.
A cautionary tale, courtesy of Texas.
Who was the night's clear winner?
If he hustles, his story and his record could set him above the pack.
Juan Hinojosa, the vice-chair of Senate Finance, has also stood up for the separation of powers.
The Legislative Budget Board is correct about the limits of the line-item veto—but Governor Abbott has plenty of power.
The latest “news” about the Texas attorney general.
He tipped his hand by backing the governor over the Lege.
On Monday, per WFAA, the state’s top law enforcement official will be charged with multiple felonies.
A look back at two other attorney-generals who ran into trouble.
Occam’s razor, y’all.
A Texas city has been invaded by a blowhard.
Yikes, Planned Parenthood.
A familiar plaintiff. A familar case. Will the outcome be any different?
Does the large monument at the south entrance to the Capitol grounds honor dead soldiers or the Confederacy?
Texas’s former governor—and current presidential candidate--surprised some critics last week.
America’s flaws are inevitable, but so are our virtues.
As bad as it is, it goes beyond any possible criminal wrongdoing.
The last one’s a doozy.
The recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court show how far Texas has fallen from the mainstream. The recent reactions by our leaders only make it worse.
The lieutenant governor responds to our selections.
Even if they weren’t distorted by politics, they’re too reductive to be reliable.
A white nationalist organization run by a man from Longview may have helped influenced Dylann Roof to become the racist who allegedly murdered nine African-Americans in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Texas Supreme Court today said it could not rule on a same-sex divorce because lawyers for Governor Greg Abbott did not file a timely appeal when he was attorney general.
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.
Evan Smith raises a few points of order.
If Governor Greg Abbott signs a piece of legislation and voters approve a constitutional amendment this fall, the result may be widespread political corruption in Texas.
The U.S. Supreme Court today held the State of Texas has the power to reject the Son of Confederate Veterans’ request for a license plate with the Confederate battle flag on it.
A preview of the ten best and ten worst legislators of the Eighty-fourth Legislature.
Senator Kevin Eltife often stood up to speak the truth on the state budget and tax cuts during the past legislative session, but he is not seeking re-election.
They’re in a thankless position in the Lege these days.
Ironically, the day Governor Greg Abbott signs into law a bill to allow the licensed open carrying of handguns, a disturbed man opens fire on the Dallas police headquarters while driving a zombie apocalypse van.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick held a three-city “Bold New Day in Texas” tour using an aircraft owned by the Texas Department of Transportation. Official communication or perk of office?
The pool party incident in McKinney reminds us that not much has changed in police training over the past four decades.
Former Governor Rick Perry tries to live twice, as the song says: One life for yourself and one for your dreams.