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Forrest Wilder is a senior editor at Texas Monthly. He covers politics, the outdoors, the environment, and what all. In a previous life, he served as editor of the Texas Observer. A native Texan who grew up in South Texas and the Hill Country, Forrest earned a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys rock climbing, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Send tips and fan mail to [email protected].

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2023: The Best and Worst Legislators

Our scorecard of the Eighty-eighth Texas Legislature’s noisy scoundrels and quiet heroes.

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April 25, 2023

Dan Patrick Tries Out a Trumpy Nickname for Texas Speaker Dade Phelan

Amid a debate over competing property tax–relief plans, the lieutenant governor isn’t holding back. But is “California Dade” a good insult?

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