Our weekly roundup of the choicest moments in Texas public discourse. This week’s theme: the elusive “core concept.”
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One year after the unruly mob filled the State Capitol and—at least temporarily—shouted down a bill imposing new limits on abortion, what’s become of the movement today? And we consider Texas officials’ proposals to confront a growing humanitarian crisis on the border.
This week on WTF Friday: A bender in San Francisco. Border fever. Jonathan Stickland. Rick Perry dons a yarmulke, comes out of the closet.
The Texas Enterprise Fund is an under-scrutinized program that Texas’ mainstream media routinely ignores.
This weekend’s Republican Convention in Fort Worth captured top GOP lawmakers on the back nine of their careers—and some who are just starting.
At the Texas Republican Party’s convention in Fort Worth, a changing of the guard.
Although the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants goes to great lengths to describe the flexibility and generous timeline granted to the states, Texas industry and political leaders are unlikely to play nice. When it comes to the Obama EPA and Texas, nothing is easy.
Rick Perry’s office refuses to release any information about the $40 million it’s offering Toyota to relocate to Texas, despite providing the Observer with similar information last year for a $12 million grant to Chevron.
Just four other governors answered Rick Perry’s call to defy a federal law designed to reduce prison rape.
Texas Central Railway, a private, for-profit Texas-based company, claims it can finance and build a high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas by 2020.