Republican party

Round the Bend

Apr 11, 2016 By Erica Grieder

Texas’s recent primary season offers a blueprint for how the Republican party could reform itself in the post-Trump era.

Verging on Irrelevance

Aug 15, 2014 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

I don’t think Republicans recognize what is happening to their party in Texas. The GOP is verging on irrelevance. The failure of Texas to land the Republican national convention should have been a wake-up call for the state party. There was a reason why the Republicans chose Cleveland over Dallas:…

Our Aggie Governor’s Prediction for a Democratic-Leaning State…

Feb 25, 2013 By Jason Cohen

“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.” – Rick Perry, always thinking about college football (just like all of us). (From the Wall Street Journal. For the back story, read Erica Greider’s Thursday column.)…

Business as Usual

Jan 20, 2013 By Nate Blakeslee

Who’s the toughest opponent for Republicans who want to crack down on illegal immigration? Other Republicans.

A Q&A With Nate Blakeslee

Jan 20, 2013 By Jasmin Sun

The Democrats will most certainly fight the Republicans over immigration reform legislation this session, but the Republican’s biggest opponents are powerful interests within their own party. Nate Blakeslee talks about grassroot efforts, tea party champions, and why immigration has become one of the most important issues facing our state.

Bush v. Perry

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

Comparing Rick Perry's 2010 campaign to George W. Bush's 1998 reelection campaign.

The Gentleman From Texas

Jan 20, 2013 By Jake Silverstein

Only a few years after arriving in Washington, John Cornyn has become the capital’s most powerful Texan. Can he lead the Republicans back to power in the Senate?

The Craddickal Right

Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia Hart

Tom Craddick of Midland wants to be the first Republican Speaker of the House in Texas since 1873. He may already have the votes, but his critics are questioning his tactics.

No Contest

Jun 30, 1996 By Paul Burka

If Bill Clinton wants to get elected president, he’ll have to do it without Texas—just like in 1992.