Greg Abbott

Texas Republicans Keep Moving Right
Think the radicals lost on primary day? Look who they're about to elect.
March 06, 2014

Dewhurst loses, Abbott wins, and the Texas GOP keeps moving right.

Wendy Davis Waits to Decide About Governor—And the Pressure Builds
August 30, 2013

On Thursday, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis sent out word that she would not be announcing any plans for her political future before Labor Day, as she had originally promised, because her father is in the hospital.

It Sure Looks Like Wendy Davis Is Running for Governor
August 05, 2013

Addressing the National Press Club in its wood-paneled ballroom on Monday, Texas state Senator Wendy Davis fended off the same question before she even started her speech, the moment she finished it, and (disguised in different wording) at regular in

Texas's Next Governor Can't Wait to Fight Eric Holder
July 26, 2013

When Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will try to restore the Justice Department’s authority to review voting laws in Texas, the move was cheered by Democrats—and especially minority voters—who feared disenfranchisement after t

Meet the Next Gun-Loving Governor of Texas
July 16, 2013

When Rick Perry, who has been the governor of Texas for over a decade, announced last week that he wouldn’t run again, he set off a flurry of speculation about who would replace him next year.

Oceania Has Always Been At War With The Individual Mandate
March 25, 2010

The most amusing spectacle of the health care debate has been watching Republicans rally with the utmost earnestness around principles that literally nobody within their party had ever considered before the health care debate. So, we've seen them rail against the use of budget reconciliation, previously a procedure they'd employed for major tax cuts, as something akin to dictatorship.