Politics & Policy

Reporting and commentary on the Legislature, campaigns, and elected officials

News & Politics |
September 19, 2019

Veronica vs. the Swamp

Veronica Escobar, the first Latina to represent El Paso in Congress, isn’t afraid of playing the Washington game—as long as it means the Texas borderlands get the respect they deserve.

Politics & Policy |
July 23, 2019

Trump’s Apostle

No matter how incendiary his latest tweet or policy might seem, Donald Trump can count on evangelical preacher and Fox News fixture Robert Jeffress to defend him. What’s behind the Dallas pastor’s unconditional embrace?…

News |
July 12, 2019

The Last Boy Scout

Long before Texans had heard of “no pass, no play,” and before free trade was a major political issue, H. Ross Perot entered my life as a super-patriot who believed perseverance was the key to success.