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Blake Farenthold and the Consequences of Extreme Gerrymandering

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How the Corpus Christi Republican, who abruptly resigned from Congress this week, benefited from a discriminatory redistricting plan that’s now before the Supreme Court.
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Beto’s Not the Only Texas Democrat with a Big-Dollar Haul

The year’s first quarterly reports are in — and many Democratic congressional candidates are giving Republicans a run for their money.

Beto O’Rourke’s Senate bid, centered on his live-streamed barnstorming through Texas, has caught fire among Democrats around the state — and the country. ...Read More

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Who is Mary Street Wilson?

Her first-place showing in the 21st Congressional District was perhaps the biggest surprise on primary night. Does she have what it takes to win the runoff?

Mary Street Wilson, a first-time candidate with little money behind her bid, said she never heard a word from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (D...Read More

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Indoctrinated

For one woman, that made a painful loss even worse — and she worries it could soon become routine across Texas.

A Catholic hospital in Austin forces patients who miscarry to consent to fetal burials. For one woman, that made a painful loss even worse — and she worries i...Read More

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Parsing Governor Abbott’s National Guard Charade

The deployment of troops to the Texas-Mexico border has been a made-for-TV event heavy on posturing and light on justification.

It started with a pair of helicopters taking off last Friday from an airstrip in Austin. On board was the first handful of Texas National Guard troops bound for...Read More

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