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The Private Prison Industry (Finally) Faces an Uncertain Future

Traditionally, for-profit jailers have drawn bipartisan support. But Trump, the sector’s ostensible savior, has made the industry a lightning rod.

Donald Trump is a private prison kind of guy. America’s two for-profit titans of incarceration—GEO Group and CoreCivic—pitched in $500,000 for his inaugur...Read More

An editorial cartoon from Ben Sargent. Donald Trump sits on a throne-like chair and tells the figure across from him—a small individual wearing a KKK hood and labeled "GOP", staring in the mirror—that he looks "fabulous". The figure responds, "Thank you, sir." by

Loon Star: The Elephant in the Room

Ben Sargent on the GOP’s racism. Trump will be in Dallas for a rally on October 17.

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here....Read More

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conducts a news conference after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on March 13, 2018. by

Who Is John Cornyn Serving?

The senior senator from Texas has mastered the art of political subservience, making him very powerful—and perhaps vulnerable.

After 20 years in Washington, the senior senator from Texas has mastered the art of political subservience—first to the Republican establishment and now to Tr...Read More

Migrants who are applying for asylum in the United States go through a processing area at a new tent courtroom at the Migration Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facility, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Laredo, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) by

Immigration Judge Slams ‘Remain in Mexico’ Tent Courts

“It's more like what you might see, perhaps, in China or Russia,” says Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.

As of mid-September, more than 45,000 migrants have been returned to Mexico to await their court proceedings under the sweeping Trump policy known as the Migran...Read More

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The Trump Administration Blows Its Border Wall Budget in South Texas

A Texas Observer review of federal documents found that Congress gave CBP $445 million to build 25 miles of border wall in Hidalgo County. The money only paid for 13 miles.

The border wall contains multitudes. It’s a monument to racism, a minor inconvenience for would-be border crossers, and a hydrological threat to floodplain co...Read More

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