The Texas Miracle #8: The Death of the Texas GOP
With leadership in disarray — and an underwhelming state convention — is the Texas GOP gasping its last?
We’ll also get on the phone with Sofia Peña, a South Texan who’s on the front lines of the fight to to keep abortion legal — and accessible — in Texas, and find out just how hard it is to get an abortion in a state crusading to put abortion providers out of business.
We’ll also polish off a bottle of wine or two talking Texas politics — and Texas travesties, which are often the same thing — with three of Texas’ top journalists: Lauren McGaughy and Bobby Blanchard of the Dallas Morning News and Bobby Cervantes of the Houston Chronicle. And Observer staffer Patrick Michels will regale us with the story of a surprising home birth, a Yeti cooler thief and many more strange tales from far-flung Texas on this edition of Strangest State.
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