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Manuel Velez and his legal team celebrate his first moments of freedom.by Emily DePrang

Huntsville Redemption

On Wednesday, one more innocent man walked away from Texas' death row

Manuel Velez, sentenced to die in 2008 based on flawed science, stepped into the sun on Wednesday, free for the first time in years. ...Read More

Group photo of militia members who have set up a camp near Brownsville.by Melissa del Bosque

The Militia Next Door

At Camp Lonestar, a group of armed volunteers seeks to ‘push back the illegals.’

At Camp Lonestar, a citizen militia campsite outside Brownsville, a group of armed volunteers seeks to ‘push back the illegals.’...Read More

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to a rapturous crowd on the second day of an Americans For Prosperity summit in Dallas.by Christopher Hooks

The New Prosperity Gospel

At the group's convention in Dallas, Americans For Prosperity showed us—just maybe—the future of American conservatism.

Americans For Prosperity wants to push America's cacophonous conservative grassroots more firmly toward free-market advocacy—in Dallas, we saw how....Read More

mutethemessengerby Jason Stanford

Mute the Messenger

When Dr. Walter Stroup showed that Texas’ standardized testing regime is flawed, the testing company struck back.

When Dr. Walter Stroup showed that Texas’ standardized testing regime is flawed, the testing company struck back....Read More

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