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.
Beto O’Rourke won’t be the next Texas senator. Here’s what happened in the final 36 hours.
At Houston's Post Oak Hilton on election night, supporters gathered to cheer and celebrate their candidate.
Ted Cruz won the Senate election, but he had no coattails. Some takeaways from election night.
A spirited campaign by opponent Beto O’Rourke made the race a national obsession.
We updated this post throughout election night to bring you timely news and analysis as results rolled in.
How to interpret results as they come in—and not hyperventilate in the process.
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.
In Episode 3, we travel to the Rio Grande Valley, where voter turnout is historically low.
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.
Early voting in Texas for this year’s midterms begins Monday; these are some of the races in Texas generating the most buzz.
In the second episode of the 2018 Senate race podcast, we explore how Texas turned red.
Despite repeated attacks, Cruz never appeared cornered or defensive.
Let’s see where people are putting their money.
Candidate Neal Dikeman alleges that planned hour-long town hall in McAllen amounts to a massive in-kind donation to the Democrat.
His final quarterly fundraising report of the election season is a new high for all U.S. Senate races in the country.
Can O’Rourke change the future of Texas politics, or will Beto-mania turn out to be another liberal fantasy? Listen to the first episode of ’Underdog.’
A new Quinnipiac University poll indicates Republican Senator Ted Cruz will easily defeat Democrat Beto O’Rourke. But could that poll and several others be wrong?
The video ad reminds viewers of Donald Trump’s Ted Cruz insults and of Cruz failing to act ’Texas Tough.’
O’Rourke has spent more on social media advertising than any politician in America this year—other than President Trump.
The president's son tell supporters that Cruz and his father have patched things up since the contentious 2016 presidential campaign.
Of course it wasn’t any wonder that our Texas senators couldn’t find it in their hearts or minds to consider Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s version of events.
A California man wonders why people are angry at everyone's favorite Texas country artist
The two candidates for U.S. Senate engage in a contentious discussion on a variety of policy issues.
Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television.
Polling methodology and assumptions can create voter confusion over which political poll to trust.
Two setbacks in state politics this week suggest Democrats should not take this bloc for granted.
Undecided voters finally developed an opinion of O’Rourke—and it is unfavorable.