politics

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in January

Jan 21, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. For George Strait, the road doesn’t go on forever I was tooling around Austin in 1981, enjoying the free-love vibe and listening to the radio, when I first heard George Strait. His voice came out of my little dashboard speaker so strong and clear I ran two lights and a stop…

Joe Straus III

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

The ideological pendulum at the Lege is swinging, finally and inevitably, back toward the center, so moderate Republicans—the golden-cheeked warblers of Texas politics—may soon reemerge as a force to be reckoned with. When that happens, we’re betting on this pedigreed, patrician lawmaker from tony District 121 (Alamo Heights, Olmos Park)…

Dan Bartlett

Jan 20, 2013 By Evan Smith

“We were wrong about the intelligence on weapons of mass destruction. That’s far different from saying that we purposely manipulated or intentionally lied to the American people.”

11/22/2013

Dec 1, 2012 By Mimi Swartz

In one year the eyes of the world will turn to Dallas's Dealey Plaza for the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Is the city ready?

The Texanist

Oct 31, 2012 By David Courtney

What’s the etiquette of political yard signs? Illustration by Jack Unruh Q: My housemate and I have very different political leanings, but we’ve never let this get in the way of our friendship. We have an agree-to-disagree policy. Then, without any discussion, she put a…