Most failed presidential campaigns are high-risk bids for personal glory and a waste of time and money.
Are you planning to run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2020? If not, why not? Everyone else is. Seventeen Republicans ran in 2016, and the nominating...Read More
Over the last few years, something has been stirring in Texas. The midterm elections may signal a seismic shift in state politics.
After Beto’s near-victory, a thumpin’ in Harris County and surprisingly poor GOP performance in conservative strongholds Tarrant, Williamson and Collin coun...Read More
Simply by existing, journalism makes the incentives that guide government and culture marginally better, or at least that's the idea.
In March, the Austin American-Statesman announced that it was being sold by its corporate parent, Cox Media Group, to an ill-regarded New York company called Ga...Read More
What works poorly in other states doesn't work here at all.
Here’s how a two-party system works, in theory: One party wins office on the strength of its plans to fix problems, and its elected officials then use the pow...Read More
The superficial critique of political dysfunction allows us to ignore its more substantive causes.
Everyone thinks there’s something amiss in the American political system falls into one of two camps — they either have a stylistic critique or a substantiv...Read More