If you haven’t voted yet today, don’t worry, you’re not alone! These constitutional amendment elections don’t garner much attention or excitement, but there are a few items on the ballot that are important, alongside the tweaks and rule changes that … Read More
Honestly, is there anyone less qualified to manage Medicaid than the Texas Legislature?
Few programs are as critical as Medicaid. Texas’ stewardship has been consistently ham-fisted, and yet lawmakers want more control. Maybe the feds should click those handcuffs a little tighter. Read More
Reagan is the ur-Republican, and when Cruz aspires to re-run the ‘80 election, he’s promising nothing less than the spiritual cleansing and rebirth of both America and the party. Read More
The book of Matthew, Chapter 6, contains stern admonitions for those who would follow the Lord. “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven,” … Read More
Hillary Clinton came to San Antonio Thursday to receive the blessing of the Castro brothers, making her first official campaign stop in Texas and marking a significant moment in her second bid for the White House. At two events — a Q&A with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and an outdoor rally at Sunset Station — she sought to appeal to Hispanic voters, a core constituency of the Obama coalition, and underline the possibility that her campaign could mount a serious bid to win Texas in the 2016 general election. Read More
The former state senator opens up about the 'grief' of watching the Lege as an outsider and what Texas Democrats will have to do to re-energize their base and bring young voters to the polls.
We asked Davis to look both forward and backward, and she opened up about her gubernatorial campaign’s difficulties with organization and messaging and about the structural problems Texas Democrats face in coming years. She also speculated about her own plans for a future outside — maybe — electoral politics. Read More
A Travis County judge has temporarily blocked the state from reducing funding for a Medicaid-backed therapy program for thousands of Texas kids with special needs, ruling on Tuesday that there was enough reason to believe the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) hadn’t done its homework before trying to implement the funding cuts and that the case deserved to be heard by a higher court. Read More
Who will protect the protectors? Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, that’s who. On September 3, Patrick was interviewed by the Texas Standard in a week dominated by the aftermath of the murder of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. The killing of Goforth, at a gas station by a man with a history of mental illness, touched off a new phase in the debate over police tactics. Read More
Some would have us believe that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the author of his own troubles, which at the moment include, but are not limited to, three felony indictments alleging that Paxton committed securities fraud and failed to register as an investment advisor with the state. But those who would speak against Paxton bear false witness, as the congregation at Grapevine’s First Baptist Church learned Sunday morning. Read More