Plus: Texas transplants Elon Musk and Joe Rogan attract yet more controversy, Ted Cruz gets into it with ‘The Daily Show,’ and Selena Gomez explores her dark side.
“Sometimes I think the adults get more fun out of hitting piñatas than the kids do,” one of the owners says.
In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Texas’s junior senator tossed red meat but was overshadowed by the former president.
May you make direct eye contact with your neighbor during your yard pee.
Supporters of the 45th president might not forget his contentious history with Texas’s junior senator.
After Standing Up to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Congressman Chip Roy Faces an Uncertain Future in the Texas GOP
Some Republicans expect Roy to pay a political price for upholding the Constitution, and Cruz to emerge stronger than ever.
With state government more firmly in Republican hands, the next year will feature a return of the Republican civil war. Here are the skirmishes to watch for.
Texas’s junior senator shares responsibility for inciting the mob that breached the U.S. Capitol. That’s brought him scorn from much of the country—but might win him fresh support from Trump Republicans.
Plus, Ted Cruz says skateboarding is not a crime, and Dan Crenshaw becomes the cool face of the GOP’s coronavirus response.
Plus, Texas pols take pains to prove they’re still working, Rick Perry finds a new calling, and more.
Plus, Michael Cloud takes on the disease of California, and what’s Rodney Ellis doing with that squirrel?
Dan Patrick calls the Paw Patrol, and Dan Crenshaw sticks it to Nickelback
Plus, lessons in personal branding from Ted Cruz, and Pete Olson
Plus, Ken Starr is pulled out of retirement, Pete Olson visits Sesame Street, and Vicente Gonzalez desperately needs a celebrity.
We stumble down memory lane, gawking at the madness and the mayhem of 2010–2019—and looking for an off-ramp.
Plus, Dan Crenshaw goes full-on Krusty the Clown, and a new Bush has entered the game.
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.
Impeachment is serious business. And so is the political calculating that goes into how to respond.
A decidedly unscientific appraisal of why the hell they bother.
This week on the National Podcast of Texas, a freewheeling conversation with Texas’s junior senator.
Congressman Roy and Senator Cruz urged Trump to print the census with a citizenship question despite a Supreme Court ruling. That would’ve been a dangerous precedent.
Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both want to stop members of Congress from going on to become lobbyists.
An Austin man argues that his spouse’s impressive Texas ancestry should count for something.
A Joaquin Castro candidacy instantly makes next year's Senate race competitive, observers say.
A Democratic senator from Colorado lambasted Cruz for his ”crocodile tears” on the Senate floor.
That viral video of a Colorado senator berating Ted Cruz makes one wonder if there’s a double standard at work.
After more than four decades as one of the state's top political reporters, Ratcliffe has decided to retire from 'Texas Monthly.'
An unscientific, untrimmed analysis of the phenomenon of Ted Cruz Beard Thirst.
In his first town hall since narrowly losing his election, O'Rourke shows he may not be ready to leave public arena.
Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that gets rid of straight-ticket balloting and this was its last election.
At Houston's Post Oak Hilton on election night, supporters gathered to cheer and celebrate their candidate.
A spirited campaign by opponent Beto O’Rourke made the race a national obsession.
Texas voter turnout is the highest in a midterm election precisely because O’Rourke stayed left.
On our latest podcast, we talk to the host of 'Texas Monthly' and Pineapple Street Media’s 'Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz' about the Senate race’s home stretch and what it all might mean come Wednesday morning."
On the eve of the election, Eric Benson examines the effects of early voting and the possibility of a number of Democratic victories come Tuesday.
The GOP enjoyed the strong support of young Texans in the 2000s, but that appears to be changing.
The Texas Legislature refused to consider ending birthright citizenship in 2009. Now President Trump wants to do it by fiat.
One in five voters on the first day have no voting history and are wild cards in the Senate race.
The Republican rally for Ted Cruz was a display of us-against-ourselves politics.
The president's rallies for Republican candidates are more often about him than about the candidates he’s endorsing.
A slew of inventive—and humorous—political videos are emerging in the closing days of this year's election.