One of America’s premier Mexico experts discusses how Mexico’s populist president is changing relations between Texas and our neighbor to the south.
Plus, Ted Cruz takes on Stephen King (again), Eliz Markowitz does her best Willie, America Ferrera leaves Vicente Gonzalez hanging, and more!
The governor’s decision makes no sense from a practical perspective, and ultimately, it can’t be explained as a policy choice at all.
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick were quick to find a self-serving narrative in the shooting at a church last week.
We stumble down memory lane, gawking at the madness and the mayhem of 2010–2019—and looking for an off-ramp.
Like so much in American conservative politics these days, everything begins and ends with Trump.
Now that the Texas GOP is trying to present a more diverse face this year, it can't afford to alienate voters in places like Fort Bend County.
Their beautiful dark twisted fantasy.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the mayor weighs in on sparring with Governor Abbott. Plus, his takes on mayors Bloomberg and Buttigieg.
As part of his campaign against Austin’s homelessness rules, Greg Abbott tweeted an old video of a non-homeless man having a mental health episode. His attorney says the governor is “retraumatizing” the man and his family.
Austin-bashing is as old as the hills, but things have gotten a little out of hand.
A decidedly unscientific appraisal of why the hell they bother.
There’s something dishonest in the state’s bureaucratic approach to killing its own citizens.
Of the four major mass shooting suspects in Texas in recent years, the only one it would impact is the man who wants to die as soon as possible.
What politicians like Matt Schaefer are really saying is that no number of victims is worth the discomfort of a fairly small number of gun owners.
The governor has apologized (sort of) for an ill-timed fundraising letter calling on supporters to ”defend” Texas from immigrants.
The community organizer is expected to make a play for millennials and young people of color.
In the event that millions lose their health insurance and protections for pre-existing conditions disappear, the state has no real backup plan.
Two Texas Democrats are calling on Republican attorney general Ken Paxton to sue the feds for reimbursement of border security costs. But legal experts think it’s a bad idea.
They called it the kumbaya session, but we still found plenty of scoundrels and statesmen.
A constitutional amendment on the ballot in November aims to shore up funding for Texas’s system of state parks and historic sites.
Thanks to the the Texas Legislature, you and your plumber will soon have the same credentials.
Texas's top lawmakers managed to put together an $11.5 billion package, but they did it in a way that all but guarantees a tax hike in 2021.
The governor, lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the House announced a deal on property taxes and school finance. It sounds good, but offered awfully little in the way of specifics.
The last few days have brought tearful, angry debate over abortion, religious discrimination, and LGBTQ rights.
The Big Three are desperate to save their property tax proposal. Among the ideas to buy down property taxes is an increase in the oil and gas severance tax.
Big-city prosecutors are now driving the conversation around mass incarceration, and some lawmakers and law enforcement officials just can’t abide that.
Many Texans think their property taxes are too high. But the highly regressive sales tax would put even more of a burden on those who can least afford it.
The University of Texas at Austin’s men’s tennis coach was among those accused of accepting bribes in a massive federal probe.
In a gentler state of the state speech, the governor also said the federal government has not fulfilled its mandate to protect our border.
Ethnic politics has been an undeniable factor in the Democratic race to replace Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
The toughest opponent Lupe Valdez has for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination is herself.
Texas Democrats had their best off-year primary turnout since 2002 and still had fewer voters than the Republicans.
Abbott and Patrick are bringing the power of incumbency to bear against a Rebellion of educators, business leaders and moderate Republicans.
The governor enters his reelection campaign with plenty of questions about long-term vision and legacy.
Guest Column: Don’t keep Texas on the same dangerously anti-business, discriminatory path.
The anti-transgender bathroom bill debate is a strike against any Texas city getting the Amazon HQ2.
A cartoon about the current state of the gubernatorial race.
Would you cast your vote for Mr. Leather International, or a guy who legally changed his name to SECEDE?
Texas Governor Greg Abbott set off a firestorm of controversy yesterday when he bodyslammed a reporter and broke his glasses… Just kidding. That, of course, was Montana’s new Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte. (Yeah, yeah, allegedly bodyslammed.) Let’s try this again. Abbott caused a scandal when he said he could shoot someone…
Dear Governor Abbott, I just happened to catch your remarks from yesterday afternoon, the ones you made while visiting the Austin gun range to sign the bill that lowers the cost of gun licenses in Texas. The Dallas Morning News story I read said that you celebrated by firing a 9…
The NFL is threatening to pull out of Texas when it comes to event consideration, and the governor is fighting back.
Do sheriffs have to comply with sanctuary city regulations?
Fact checking the governor’s state of the state address.
Can lawmakers invest in the future of Texas children with $2.8 billion less to spend?
Is unsolicited Twitter beef with constituents something we should expect from our politicians going forward?
At a media roundtable, the governor says his office is studying issues like border security and transgender access to bathrooms.
Despite the governor’s rhetoric, welcoming refugees is the Texas thing to do.
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick have a lot to say about protecting police lives—but the biggest threats to officers aren’t toting guns.
What doesn’t the governor know, and how long hasn’t he known it?