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Alex Jones
2019 Bum Steer Awards: Alex Jones, Who Helped Create a World Where Facts Don’t Matter

Jan 3, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Alex Jones was already a cult hero when Texas Monthly profiled him nearly eight years ago, though at the time few in the mainstream media paid much attention to him or the sliver of the political spectrum he catered to. On his syndicated radio show Infowars, his various websites, and his YouTube channel, the Austin-based conspiracy theorist had tapped into a disturbing darkness creeping into the national zeitgeist. Rumors that… Read Story

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DACA
The Young Americans of DACA

Dec 1, 2017 By Michael Hall

Pedro Villalobos is a star prosecutor. Gerardo De Loera is a musician. Joseph Ramirez is a tech entrepreneur. They’re young, they’re smart, they make America great. They’re also undocumented. And now, they face being sent back to a place they’ve never called home.

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 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.

Final Cut

Jun 21, 2017 By Christopher Hooks

When Texas’s film incentives program comes up for renewal, politicians and movie bizzers give performances that Matthew McConaughey would envy.

The Convert

Oct 27, 2017 By Abigail Pesta

Tania Joya had been married to a jihadist from Texas for ten years, but she was tired of living like a nomad and unnerved by his increasingly extreme ideology. When he dragged their family to war-torn Syria, she knew it was time to get out.