Dan Patrick’s Attack on Tenure in Texas

His attacks are, in fact, the best case for tenure.

West’s Final Days as Texas GOP Chair

Not surprisingly, it has been a bit contentious.

Big Ten Cancels Football

A nation that failed to control the pandemic is going to be without college sports this fall.

Data Collection/Analysis and Covid-19

Critics of the modeling and of the data analysis are being too simplistic.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas and the Elderly

On Tucker last night, Patrick made an odd appeal (to be kind).

Republicans Blame Video Games For Mass Shootings

Republicans have come up with a new target to blame mass shootings on, “violent video games.”

Beto O’Rourke: On Second Thought, Maybe I Will Run For President

After initially saying no, Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke is now reopening the door to the idea of running for President.

Beto 2020? Maybe, But Not For President

Beto O’Rourke should consider running again in 2020, but not for President.

Texas Senate Race Tighter Than Expected

The Texas Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke is looking close, but Democrats should not hold out much hope of flipping this seat.

Efforts To Arm School Teachers Run Up Against A Problem: Insurance Companies

In the end, it may be insurance companies that have the biggest voice in the debate over arming teachers. 

Texas, Ten Other States, File Suit Over Federal Transgender Discrimination Guidelines

A group of states led by Texas has filed a suit in response to new guidelines from the Federal Government regarding the rights of transgender students.

Houston Voters Reject Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Houston voters rejected a broad anti-discrimination law largely due to a campaign that focused almost exclusively on concerns about transgender rights.

Texas Attorney General Tells Clerks They Can Ignore The Constitution If They Want To

The Attorney General of Texas is responding to the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling by telling Clerk’s who issue marriage license that they are free to ignore the law.

Texas Attorney General Makes A Particularly Silly Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has made an incredibly weak argument in favor of his state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Texas has become the latest state to attempt to restrict abortion rights, and North Carolina isn’t far behind.

Texas Abortion Bill Back Before The Legislature, And It Will Pass This Time

The Texas Legislature is putting up its controversial abortion bill again, but don’t expect things do end the way they did last week.

Tea Party Politics At The State Level: Less Libertarian, More Authoritarian

If you look at the Tea Party’s impact on state politics, you see it really isn’t much different from the Religious Right.