Beto O’Rourke has run the best campaign of any Texas Democrat in a generation. What’s that mean for Election Day and beyond?
If you believe the polls, Beto O’Rourke will lose to Ted Cruz on Tuesday by single digits. Judging from his recent behavior and comments, Cruz also thinks he ...Read More
A collection of some of the Texas voters we've encountered while covering the 2018 midterms, and what they have to say about Beto, Cruz, Trump and more.
by Justin Miller November 5, 2018 It’s been a whirlwind of an election season here in Texas. The race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke has attracted the g...Read More
Republican misdemeanor judges in Houston have clung to an unconstitutional bail system. But their intransigence could cost them their seats.
Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news outlet. Typically, down-ballot judicial races i...Read More
The Suburban Resistance Built a Grassroots Powerhouse — and it Could Decide the Most Competitive Race in Texas
Awakened by Trump, a group of Swing Left organizers in Houston have tried to break away from the constraints of traditional campaigns — and flip a seat held by Republicans for more than 50 years.
The Suburban Resistance Built a Grassroots Powerhouse — and it Could Decide the Most Competitive Race in Texas Awakened by Trump, a group of Swing Left organi...Read More
Listen to reporter Melissa del Bosque and Harper's editor Rachel Poser discuss del Bosque's groundbreaking feature, “Checkpoint Nation.”
On October 8, the Texas Observer published a powerful look at what’s come to be known as the border zone — a buffer of about 100 miles that runs along a...Read More
Dallas County’s Cop-Convicting DA Is Among the Most Vulnerable Down-Ballot Republicans This Election
Even with her record for prosecuting cops, Faith Johnson hasn’t won over criminal justice reformers, who’ve made Dallas ground zero in the movement to elect progressive prosecutors.
On the first day of early voting, Liz Wolff was walking up to her Oak Cliff polling place when a man campaigning for Dallas County DA Faith Johnson approached h...Read More
Under pressure, Republican Stan Stanart has dropped his anti-Semitic campaign pitch.
After pushback from media and a top Houston GOP official, Republican Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart scrubbed his re-election website Tuesday night of George S...Read More
As public attention shifts to a caravan of Central American migrants, many families remain locked up three months after being reunified. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is considering detaining future asylum-seekers indefinitely.
As public attention shifts to a caravan of Central American migrants, many families remain locked up three months after being reunified. Meanwhile, the Trump ad...Read More
Fear and loathing on one side. Hope and inspiration on the other. East Texas is a microcosm of Beto-Cruz race.
The View From Louie Gohmert-Land Fear and loathing on one side. Hope and inspiration on the other. East Texas is a microcosm of Beto-Cruz race. – by Justi...Read More