How-to guides for avoiding political conflict at the dinner table overestimate the value of keeping the peace.
O’Rourke announces bid to take on Governor Greg Abbott, who is more unpopular than ever. But the former El Paso congressman is in for a much tougher fight than 2018.
Judicial blindness to racist election laws has removed critical safeguards for minority voters and emboldened the latest round of GOP gerrymandering in Texas.
COVID-19 has provided Governor Greg Abbott the chance to wield more power than anyone in Texas history. He’s not eager to give it back.
In a hotly contested special election contest, Republicans trump Democrats on their home turf—securing a seat in a predominantly Hispanic state House district that could be hard to wrest back in 2022.
Fear and propaganda weren’t enough to save an expensive proposal to swell the police department in Texas’ bluest city.
The Republican lawmaker has chosen not to run for re-election in District 31, which has been redrawn to benefit more conservative candidates.
The lieutenant governor continues his crusade against those who challenge the racist mythologies of Texas.
Once again, Republicans draw the lines of power to protect their incumbents and amplify their white, conservative, rural base—and deny millions of Texans of color their due political representation.