Will Hurd is exactly the kind of politician the Republican party’s establishment once dreamed about being their future. In March 2013, the Republican National Committee, reeling from defeat in the 2012 elections, published a postmortem report laying out an agenda for a new kind of…
Texas’s recent primary season offers a blueprint for how the Republican party could reform itself in the post-Trump era.
Why Republicans should listen to what female voters are saying.
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:…
What the candidates running for lieutenant governor are saying in their campaign says a lot about Texas.
Acting like a rube used to be the best way to get ahead in politics. Now something crazier is required.
“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.)…
Leadership is lacking in Texas. O Houston, where art thou?
Cruz argues that Republicans support limited government because they believe that’s what best creates opportunity, and therefore progress.
The former advisor to Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich penned an op-ed in US News & World Reports urging the party not to abandon its values in a rush towards the center after the election.
And he wouldn't have it any other way. The Humble congressman is an “oratory throwback,” infamous for giving a record number of speeches in the House.
Republican state senator Jeff Wentworth's latest salvo against his primary opponent Elizabeth Ames Jones? Suing her for defamation.
But Tim Tebow is more popular than all of them. Public Policy Polling released the last part of its January Texas voter survey.
Perry ally throws in the white flag, we learn the origination of the phrase “turn in the barrel,” and the governor tweets about foreign policy.
Jon Stewart has a jolly time reenacting Rick Perry's "Cornerstone" New Hampshire speech.
New Hampshire speech goes viral, prompting mixed reactions ranging from speculation about drunkenness to "approachable and warm."
Will a tea party darling be the state’s first Hispanic senator?
Who’s the toughest opponent for Republicans who want to crack down on illegal immigration? Other Republicans.
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.
Comparing Rick Perry's 2010 campaign to George W. Bush's 1998 reelection campaign.
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?
Joe Hagan profiles the Bush dynasty for New York magazine.
Night of the living Democrat.
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.
If Bill Clinton wants to get elected president, he’ll have to do it without Texas—just like in 1992.
He’s part Susan Powter, part David Letterman, part Dagwood Bumstead—and more.