An illustration of Dave Carney as a chess player.

Abbott’s Attack Dog

For 20 years, New Hampshire political consultant Dave Carney has been winning races for Republican governors in Texas and shellacking hapless Democrats.

by Justin Miller

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An artistic illustration of a doctor with his back turned removing part of a human spine from an X-ray

The Tale of Eric the Red

A rogue surgeon’s long Texas career left behind damaged and dead people—and a cautionary tale of how far a wealthy physician can go before anyone stops him.

by Kait Gallagher