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Raising the Bars

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What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?
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Mighty Jim Hogan and the Art of the Anti-Campaign

Jim Hogan won the Democratic nomination for agriculture commissioner having spent no time and no money in pursuit of it. Now, he's going for the big prize.

When Jim Hogan decided to run for Texas agriculture commissioner, he decided that he didn't want to be a typical politician. So far, so good....Read More

Joel Acosta stands outside the foreclosed Sullivan City home that he and his wife, Estela, no longer own. by and

A High Price to Pay

How property tax lenders prey on the state’s most vulnerable homeowners.

In Texas, property tax lending is a virtually risk-free business but for the most vulnerable it can be a trap that leads to crippling debt and foreclosure....Read More

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State of Denial

Legally married in other states, many same-sex couples in Texas face an uncertain future at home.

Legally married in other states, many same-sex couples in Texas face an uncertain future at home....Read More

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Backs to the Future


At the Texas Republican Party’s convention in Fort Worth, it’s 2010 again.



At the Republican Party of Texas' 2014 convention, delegates undid one of their biggest achievements from 2012—and left some big issues on the table....Read More

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Fostering Neglect

Texas’ foster care reforms were supposed to fix a deadly system. Instead, they might make it worse.

Texas’ foster care reforms were supposed to fix a deadly system. Instead, they might make it worse. ...Read More

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