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Republican Senate nominee Ted Cruz thinks he’s right for the Latino community. Do Texas Latinos think he's right for them?

The national Hispanic unemployment rate is at 11 percent and according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rate for Hispanics is over...Read More

Perry’s Titanic Blunder

The governor rejects Medicaid expansion and then embarrasses himself on Fox News

To expand Medicaid is “not unlike adding 1,000 people to the Titanic.”—Rick Perry on Fox News, July 9 In a strongly worded and entirely predictable letter...Read More

The – A Word

Last Friday the Obama administration announced that it would ease enforcement of current immigration deportation guidelines to allow certain young immigrants wh...Read More

Electile Dysfunction

In July, Texas will face off with the feds over the state’s voter ID law, one of the most stringent in the nation. Our governor deemed voter ID an emergency i...Read More

How Cruz Compares to Kay Bailey

One of Texas’ U.S. Senate seats could soon shift to the right.

Call it the runoff heard round the state and beyond. Last week Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst failed to hit the 50 percent benchmark to avoid a final showdown with for...Read More

The Texas Senate Race: Right, Righter and Rightest

The close Republican battle for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Senate seat has become a race for high profile (and low profile) endorsements.

What has happened between Rick Perry and Sarah Palin? They used to read each other’s minds, finish each other’s sentences, appear on stage together beaming ...Read More

Texas Republicans Go Quiet on Gay Marriage

With President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, Republican opponents need to choose their battles wisely, no matter how much it pains them.

Some culturally divisive issues are viewed by Republicans as so potentially dangerous to the moral fabric of our society that they demand an emergency response ...Read More