Politics

A House Divided

Mar 1, 2017 By Dave Mann

The country’s sharp divisions on immigration roil the Texas House on its first big day.

The One-Question Interview: Patricia Bernstein

Feb 23, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

In her new book, Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan (Texas A&M University Press, February 23), Patricia Bernstein tells the story of the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Texas. At its peak, the Klan had at least a million…

Working with the Donald

Feb 23, 2017 By Sonia Smith

Last year, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Javier Palomarez was one of Trump’s harshest critics. Today, he’s informally advising the new president.

Not So Special Ed

Feb 23, 2017 By Mimi Swartz

Public school parents with special-ed kids often find themselves squaring off against school districts and the taxpayer-funded lawyers who protect them.

The Faces of Obamacare

Feb 14, 2017 By Michael Hall

For many Americans, the controversial health law is government run amok. But for these people in San Antonio, it’s been a lifesaver.

Scenes from a Divided State

Jan 27, 2017 By Christopher Hooks

On the weekend Donald Trump became the forty-fifth president of the United States, everyone called for unity—so long as the other side would just agree with them.

Flush With Power

Jan 25, 2017 By Texas Monthly, Dave Mann, Eric Benson and R.G. Ratcliffe

You’ve probably heard about the bathroom bill—and you’re going to hear a lot more—but here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the legislature and the politicians, lobbyists, agitators, and donors who really run the show.

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?

Beyond the Wall

Jan 19, 2017 By Eric Benson

Talking with former U.S. ambassador Antonio Garza about what Trump means for Mexico—and Texas.