The ‘bathroom bill’ is a flash-bang grenade meant to divert attention from the state’s real problems.
Set aside, for a moment, all substantive considerations about the coming legislative potty wars, whose first shot was fired Thursday by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick at a Capitol press conference, and it’s still impossible to approach the subject with anything … Read More
You’ve heard it a million times from Republican candidates — the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C., are out of touch, and the federal monstrosity they control is sucking energy from the states, where power should ultimately rest. But that, too, is … Read More
It’s as if state lawmakers owned an amusement park with a roller coaster that chucks a few riders to their deaths every month: We should fix that, they say periodically.
Texas state officials and legislators refuse to fund the state's child welfare system, then try to shift the blame when it fails. Read More
When a crushing defeat occurs, a window of opportunity opens where criticism is more easily countenanced and reorientation is possible.
Anna Donlan We’ll be talking about what just happened for the rest of our lives — why it happened, how it happened, and what the consequences were. It’s too big a thing to survey in a few days or months, … Read More
Voters pick candidates for reasons you can’t even imagine, or no reason at all, writes Chris Hooks.
Voters pick candidates for reasons you can’t even imagine, or no reason at all, as Chris Hooks was reminded in Cypress, near Dan Patrick’s house. Read More
Hillary voters, though fewer in number in the deep-red Houston suburb, were more vocal.
Hillary voters, though fewer in number in the deep-red Houston suburb, were more vocal. Read More
Texas Republicans have made gains in San Antonio, but Donald Trump may wreck their best-laid plans.
Philip Cortez is one of the Texas Democratic Party’s most important candidates this election, but for most of the year he’s been living on a different continent. Cortez is running for House District 117, an L-shaped district encompassing much of … Read More