Three failed candidates, including Beto O’Rourke, lead ambitious voter-registration efforts. And they're assuming no changes are needed in their positions.
Lone Star Democrats have almost nowhere to hang their hats in the most diverse administration in U.S. history.
Our hero contemplates a run for governor.
After a too-close-for-comfort Senate race two years ago, the Texas GOP went into overdrive to ensure the state would not be won in 2020 by newly hopeful Democrats.
Plus, the Texas Freedom Caucus projects its own dangerous fantasies, and even more stir-crazy pols.
Plus, Beto’s bandmate blasts his Biden endorsement, Mike Bloomberg comprende Tejas, Dan Crenshaw vs. Pete Davidson, and Dan Patrick vs. shirts.
Dear candidates: Please stop with the pandering.
Plus, Taylor Swift honors Beto O’Rourke in song, and hard-right scandalmongers Empower Texans expand into BBQ reviews.
Plus, Ted Cruz takes on Stephen King (again), Eliz Markowitz does her best Willie, America Ferrera leaves Vicente Gonzalez hanging, and more!
Plus, Chip Roy blames California, Paul Bettencourt targeted by liberal hackers, and other extremely on-brand happenings
Bull Session: Texas Republicans Rally Around Ricky Gervais and Enrique Iglesias Dances to the Tune of $485,000
Plus, Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke are on the rebound, and Tony Buzbee is on another bender.
We stumble down memory lane, gawking at the madness and the mayhem of 2010–2019—and looking for an off-ramp.
Ever since 2014, the Alamo has become the locus of a notably less cinematic war, all raging around the controversial plan to renovate and redesign it.
Chip Roy, Chris Putnam, and the specters of Trump and Beto were also running this week.
Texas Counties Are Declaring Themselves ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries.’ But What Does That Mean, Exactly?
Spooked by the gun control debate, some rural Texas communities say they will defy “unconstitutional” gun laws, though it’s not clear how they would do so.
Despite obvious talent and a dedicated fanbase, the El Paso native’s big national release is uninspired.
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.
Beto vs. Julian, Castro tries to shank Biden, why the debate format sucks, and (bonus!) a snoozy Latinos for Trump rally.
A decidedly unscientific appraisal of why the hell they bother.
In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, party leaders expect the presidential candidates to address racism and immigration.
An analysis of the two Texan presidential candidates’ rally songs.
O'Rourke and Castro's polling in Texas is virtually unchanged from a month ago. That’s good news for only one of them.
“The other Texan” went after the former Senate candidate, who responded by stepping on a long-scheduled Austin rally.
The debate had the feel, at times, of an episode of Survivor—the little guys teaming up to clear their ranks before the real fight begins.
Seven Democratic hopefuls are within striking distance of Trump, with Joe Biden leading the pack.
A Q&A between filmmaker David Modigliani and Texas Monthly's Eric Benson, who followed O'Rourke for the 2018 'Underdog' podcast.
In a new presidential poll of Texas, Beto, Bernie, and Biden all look competitive against Trump. But it's far too early to make too much of that.
A Joaquin Castro candidacy instantly makes next year's Senate race competitive, observers say.
In an interview with Texas Monthly, O’Rourke says he’ll offer “bold leadership”—but offered few specifics.
The outspoken congressman left a promising career in the CIA and became a rising Republican star. But his political balancing act is dicier than ever.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the 2014 gubernatorial candidate on her latest thinking about a potential run against John Cornyn, Beto O’Rourke’s future, and the status of the upcoming Sandra Bullock film centered on her filibuster.
A recent poll of Texas voters shows opinions about President Trump’s wall depend on where in the state you live.
The president also seemed focused on a nearby counter-protest featuring Beto O’Rourke.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey today, O'Rourke left his options wide open.
Our hero returns to his old stomping grounds in anticipation of the big Oprah interview.
John Cornyn may be vulnerable and 2020 looks even better than 2018 for Democrats—but who will run?
Our hero reflects on hot dogs, ‘The Odyssey,’ and a killer Replacements track.
After more than four decades as one of the state's top political reporters, Ratcliffe has decided to retire from 'Texas Monthly.'
Immigration authorities dropped busloads of immigrants at a Greyhound bus station without giving warning to local officials, despite having promised to do so.
As the congressman from El Paso and former U.S. Senate candidate departs the House, he expresses regret and pride about his effort at teaching America about the border.
Beto O’Rourke came out on top of a poll of progressives, prompting Bernie Sanders supporters to complain.