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The Soul-Crushing Emptiness of the Texas Governor’s Race

Greg Abbott was frustratingly vague and dodgy in the one and only gubernatorial debate, delivering the tacit message that he has little to do with the governance of the state.

The race for Texas governor this year is a deadening absurdity between two low-energy politicians with spotty records. An empty suit with a gargantuan checking ...Read More

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Four Takeaways from the Texas Democratic Convention

Year of the Woman, Beto’s bandwagon, immigrant families and the “sleeping giant” all animated this year’s Democratic convention.

More than 7,000 delegates for the Texas Democratic Party convened in Fort Worth over the past few days to ruminate on the prospects of a blue wave in November. ...Read More

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Six Things to Watch in Texas’ 2018 Runoff Election

Tuesday’s runoffs will spotlight intra-party feuds, test whether 2018 is really the year of women and conclude a dispiriting battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Will the DCCC’s chosen few win out? As part of its plan to win back the U.S. House, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has set its sights ...Read More

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