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Rick Perry Was Just a Blessing from God’: DH Interviews ‘As Texas Goes…’ Author Gail Collins

This month, New York Times columnist Gail Collins published As Texas Goes… How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda. It’s an often […]

The – A Word

Last Friday the Obama administration announced that it would ease enforcement of current immigration deportation guidelines to allow certain young immigrants who came to […]

Helping Neighborhoods Organize Themselves

A community garden. A voter-education campaign. A community center in a low-income apartment complex. These are some of the programs Charhonda Cox supports as […]

Newly Launched Alliance Aims to Reform State Payday and Auto Title Loans

Texas has long been considered the Wild West of payday lending, with some of the loosest regulations in the country on those flashy shops […]

Indictment Links Prominent Texas Family’s Horse Stable to Zetas Money-Laundering Case

A prominent Texas family with connections to the state’s top officials is alleged to have purchased and boarded horses for a Mexican drug cartel […]

In New Book a Former Agent Recounts Life on the Frontline of Drug War

During his 27 years in federal law enforcement, David Ramirez posed as a high level drug smuggler, nearly suffocated in a car trunk on […]

An Incomplete Portrait of Texas

New York Times columnist Gail Collins noticed a certain intrigue about Texas in 2009 when Gov. Rick Perry made this now famous suggestion at […]

New School Testing System Gets Failing Grade at House Hearing

Months after Texas students sat for the first round of STAAR, Texas’ new public school assessments have students, teachers, parents and some lawmakers concerned. […]

It’s Never Enough’: Houston’s Janitors Fight for a Living Wage

Hernan Trujillo doesn’t have a cell phone. He doesn’t have a car. Getting to and from his two jobs takes about two hours on […]

Finding Marisa Perez: In Search of Texas’ Most Elusive Primary Winner

Getting elected to state office is sweaty, expensive, soul-sapping work—except when you’re Marisa B. Perez, who upset incumbent State Board of Education member Michael […]