The Observer sat down with Rep. Joaquin Castro in Washington this week to talk about congressional dysfunction, immigration reform, Dan Patrick and his political future.
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Last night’s debate between Julian Castro and Dan Patrick provided a lot of fireworks, but left Texas’ immigration debate mostly status quo ante.
Everyone figures Julián and Joaquin Castro are going places. A recent story in the New York Times suggests Julian is angling for a vice-presidential spot and Joaquin is considering a statewide run in Texas.
Dan Flynn defends plastic bags, Louie Gohmert dishes a zinger on climate change, and a beaver flip-flops on its endorsement of Dan Patrick.
In this episode, we discuss the current state of the gubernatorial campaign in Texas and wonder if that Patrick vs. Castro debate will ever happen.
Texans deserve a debate, Democrats should hope for one, and Patrick’s extended thoughts on Texas’ present, and future, should go into the public record.
For nearly four decades, white liberals have dominated Austin politics. Now the city may finally embrace true progressivism.
Last night, the San Antonio City Council chamber was a house divided between red and blue as hundreds lined up for and against a proposed non-discrimination ordinance.
Support for funding the $53 billion water plan appeared to be unanimous. Everyone pledged fealty to water conservation. The question now, as Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) suggested this morning, is *how* the financing is structured. Will the consensus hold, or will interests fracture along regional and economic lines?
Forget about the great GOP awakening. Now is the perfect time for Texas Democrats to figure out what the hell they’re doing. The default explanation for their dismal showing was that Texas is not just red but bloody red, a stronghold of the Republican Party and ruled with an iron fist by Pharaoh, forcing the Chosen Ones to wander aimlessly in the desert looking for manna from heaven. But now the shifting demographics coupled with a rather clueless opposition party should be working in their favor.