Wendy Davis Needs to Be a Hero Again

Wendy Davis’ campaign has been largely reactive, keying off Greg Abbott’s mistakes rather than articulating a vision for Texas.

A New Agenda for Texas’ Hispanic-Majority Schools

Latino groups are uniting around a policy agenda for the next Lege session, backed by a survey that shows school finance and teacher preparation are the community’s biggest needs.

The Thin Purple Line

After a controversial raid on a West Texas smoke shop, nothing is hazier than the truth.

WTF Friday: Who Are You?

This week in WTF Friday: Everywhere I look, I see unfamiliar faces. Who are the migrants? Why do they come? How will we save their souls? Let us discourse.

Observer Radio Episode 68: Congressman Beto O’Rourke on the Border

Congressman Beto O’Rourke joins us to discuss the HUMANE act and other ways the U.S. might respond to the influx of Central American immigrants at the border.

Progressive Government in Texas? Look to the Cities.

in Texas it is our cities that are left to seriously grapple with citizens’ most urgent needs.

Mighty Jim Hogan and the Art of the Anti-Campaign

When Jim Hogan decided to run for Texas agriculture commissioner, he decided that he didn’t want to be a typical politician. So far, so good.

Congressman Beto O’Rourke: There is No Border Crisis

For Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), the response to the influx of refugees from Central America is sickeningly out of touch with reality.

Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Charter School Hopefuls

Ten applicants pitched Texas regulators this week on the charter schools they hope to open. Here are their plans, with a few notes on each.

At New Detention Facility It’s ‘Hurry Up and Deport’ Central Americans

Immigration attorney Shelley Wittevrongel says the U.S. government is only going through the motions when it comes to the asylum seekers.