The Purse Bearer revolves around a central character, Wily T. Foxx, who is given the opportunity to quit his job collecting animal carcasses for the Texas Highway Department and go to work on the 1980 gubernatorial campaign of Rose Marie “Red” Ryder.
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Josh Rosenblatt joins us in the studio to discuss HBO’s new documentary on former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
For those not old enough to remember the great Ann Richards, even the possibility of her seems mythic—a bedtime story liberal parents tell their kids to give them some small shred of optimism in a seemingly hopeless world.
Reproductive rights, the issue that catapulted Wendy Davis to fame, also has the power to alienate moderate voters.
I think there are three broad lessons from the 1990 Richards campaign that might help Wendy Davis become the first Democrat to hold the governor’s office in 20 years.
Six years have passed since cancer claimed Ann Richards. I miss her, and so do many others. I first met Ann in 1972. A […]
In the epilogue of this fascinating biography, a 70-year-old Ann Richards recalls in an interview with University of Texas political scientist Jim Henson how […]