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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

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Texas Leads in Polling Place Closures Since 2013

750 polling places in Texas have been shuttered since Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that released the state from federal oversight in changing its voter laws and practices.

If you’ve been on the voting rights tour bus in Texas, what a ride it’s been—especially since 2013. Prior to then, the state was beholden to the Voting Ri...Read More

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Where the Bodies are Buried

In 1910, East Texas saw one of America’s deadliest post-Reconstruction racial purges. One survivor’s descendants have waged an uphill battle for generations to unearth that violent past.

In 1910, East Texas saw one of America’s deadliest post-Reconstruction racial purges. One survivor’s descendants have waged an uphill battle for generations...Read More

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Steve King Has a Friend in Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert

The East Texas tea partier came to the defense of white nationalist Steve King, underscoring the Iowa congressman’s deep ties with Lone Star conservatives.

When Iowa Congressman Steve King wondered out loud last week to the New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did th...Read More

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