The Texas Miracle #8: The Death of the Texas GOP

This week on The Texas Miracle, the Observer‘s weekly compendium of everything you need to know, but probably wish you didn’t, about the Lone Star state: Considering the dire condition of the Texas Republican leadership — Jesus shottin’ Sid Miller, indicted Ken Paxton and Jade Helmin’ Governor Greg Abbott — are we watching the death knell of the Texas GOP? Progressive political analyst Harold Cook has some (occasionally NSFW) thoughts about the prospect.

We’ll also get on the phone with a South Texan who’s fighting 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 Yeti cooler thief, and many more strange tales from far-flung Texas, on this edition of Strangest State.

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