In a week marked by militant rhetoric at CPAC—including Ted Cruz’s promise to “fight the barbarians”—the former president vowed to inflict a “crippling defeat” on his enemies.
In the wake of the Dobbs opinion, Ted Cruz said he supports repealing a 1974 Texas law criminalizing gay sex.
Big John’s approval rating has taken a serious blow in the month after the Uvalde shooting—driven largely by Republicans and independents.
John Cornyn and Dan Patrick pulled out after Uvalde. Greg Abbott appeared by video. As Ted Cruz spoke, Beto O’Rourke led a protest.
“We need to stop the bad guys.” —Ted Cruz
Defenders of limitless guns are out of ideas but full of excuses.
The three Trumpian firebrands came to support U.S. House candidate Christian Collins, whose primary run is dividing prominent Republicans.
Ted Cruz had a very, very, very bad year. Maybe he’ll blame it on his daughters.
Plus: Texas transplants Elon Musk and Joe Rogan attract yet more controversy, Ted Cruz gets into it with ‘The Daily Show,’ and Selena Gomez explores her dark side.
“Sometimes I think the adults get more fun out of hitting piñatas than the kids do,” one of the owners says.
In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Texas’s junior senator tossed red meat but was overshadowed by the former president.
Austin’s mayor, Steve Adler, and the state’s junior senator, Ted Cruz, are the latest Texas politicians to take ill-considered vacations.
May you make direct eye contact with your neighbor during your yard pee.
Supporters of the 45th president might not forget his contentious history with Texas’s junior senator.
After Standing Up to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Congressman Chip Roy Faces an Uncertain Future in the Texas GOP
Some Republicans expect Roy to pay a political price for upholding the Constitution, and Cruz to emerge stronger than ever.
Pedro Pascal, star of the Disney Plus series ‘The Mandalorian,’ shared the junior senator’s office number on Twitter.
With state government more firmly in Republican hands, the next year will feature a return of the Republican civil war. Here are the skirmishes to watch for.
Texas’s junior senator shares responsibility for inciting the mob that breached the U.S. Capitol. That’s brought him scorn from much of the country—but might win him fresh support from Trump Republicans.
Plus, Elijah Wood vs. Ted Bundy, Cinemark vs. the future of moviegoing, and Beyoncé vs. Lizzo vs. Megan Thee Stallion at the BET Awards.
Plus, Ted Cruz says skateboarding is not a crime, and Dan Crenshaw becomes the cool face of the GOP’s coronavirus response.
Plus, Texas pols take pains to prove they’re still working, Rick Perry finds a new calling, and more.
Texas politicians, from Ted Cruz to Briscoe Cain, are riding out the coronavirus with movies and TV, like the rest of us.
Plus, Michael Cloud takes on the disease of California, and what’s Rodney Ellis doing with that squirrel?
Dan Patrick calls the Paw Patrol, and Dan Crenshaw sticks it to Nickelback
Plus, lessons in personal branding from Ted Cruz, and Pete Olson
Plus, Ken Starr is pulled out of retirement, Pete Olson visits Sesame Street, and Vicente Gonzalez desperately needs a celebrity.
We stumble down memory lane, gawking at the madness and the mayhem of 2010–2019—and looking for an off-ramp.
Plus, Dan Crenshaw goes full-on Krusty the Clown, and a new Bush has entered the game.
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted support for protesters in Hong Kong, and all hell broke loose—in ways that even united the two rivals.
Impeachment is serious business. And so is the political calculating that goes into how to respond.
A decidedly unscientific appraisal of why the hell they bother.
This week on the National Podcast of Texas, a freewheeling conversation with Texas’s junior senator.
Congressman Roy and Senator Cruz urged Trump to print the census with a citizenship question despite a Supreme Court ruling. That would’ve been a dangerous precedent.
Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both want to stop members of Congress from going on to become lobbyists.
An Austin man argues that his spouse’s impressive Texas ancestry should count for something.
A Joaquin Castro candidacy instantly makes next year's Senate race competitive, observers say.
A Democratic senator from Colorado lambasted Cruz for his ”crocodile tears” on the Senate floor.
That viral video of a Colorado senator berating Ted Cruz makes one wonder if there’s a double standard at work.
After more than four decades as one of the state's top political reporters, Ratcliffe has decided to retire from 'Texas Monthly.'
An unscientific, untrimmed analysis of the phenomenon of Ted Cruz Beard Thirst.
In his first town hall since narrowly losing his election, O'Rourke shows he may not be ready to leave public arena.
Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that gets rid of straight-ticket balloting and this was its last election.
Beto O’Rourke won’t be the next Texas senator. Here’s what happened in the final 36 hours.
At Houston's Post Oak Hilton on election night, supporters gathered to cheer and celebrate their candidate.
Ted Cruz won the Senate election, but he had no coattails. Some takeaways from election night.
A spirited campaign by opponent Beto O’Rourke made the race a national obsession.
We updated this post throughout election night to bring you timely news and analysis as results rolled in.
How to interpret results as they come in—and not hyperventilate in the process.
Texas voter turnout is the highest in a midterm election precisely because O’Rourke stayed left.
On our latest podcast, we talk to the host of 'Texas Monthly' and Pineapple Street Media’s 'Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz' about the Senate race’s home stretch and what it all might mean come Wednesday morning."