Rick Perry

The Wealthy Woman Behind Wendy Davis
Amber Mostyn's deep pockets push for women's rights in Texas—and, increasingly, nationwide
July 08, 2013

Now that Texas Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster has catapulted her to political stardom, Democrats across the state and country are calling on her to run for governor next year.

Texas Has Created a Costly Roadmap for Defunding Planned Parenthood
January 11, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.

The Corporate Welfare-Obamacare Link
December 03, 2012

Corporate welfare in states like Texas wastes a lot of taxpayer money. It also helps explain why so many people lack health insurance.

The Election 2012 Trail Mix Awards
November 09, 2012

It's time to recap the most memorable moments of the 2012 campaign.

How Rick Perry–Mr. "Oops"–Helped Kill the Romney Campaign
November 07, 2012

Rick Perry's presidential campaign may have been a joke, but did it help decide the 2012 election?

How the GOP Destroyed its Moderates
October 05, 2012

Moderate Republicanism is not intellectually dead. So where is it?

George W. Bush Never Played the Race Card. That Hasn’t Stopped Mitt Romney.
August 28, 2012

Say what you will about George W. Bush, but he never played the race card. Can we say that about Romney?

The Far Right Cheers (Half of) the GOP Ticket
August 12, 2012

DES MOINES—“It's a historic day,” Rep. Steve King of Iowa announced yesterday from the podium of the FAMiLY Leadership Summit 2012, a major gathering of social conservatives in a suburban Des Moines megachurch that drew a host of national political celebrities. King wasn’t talking about the event, or even the prospect of ejecting Barack Obama from the White House, but of the choice of his friend and colleague Paul Ryan to become Mitt Romney’s running-mate.

Tampa 2012: Pas Devant Les Enfants!
August 09, 2012

That Republican primary season you thought you witnessed? Just a figment of your imagination. That’s the message the Romney people hope to convey later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa, according to Jeremy Peters in the Aug. 9 New York Times. Almost none of the leading Republican contenders for the nomination will be offered an opportunity to speak. Newt Gingrich? They’ve got him sidelined running workshops. Rick Perry? Herman Cain? Michelle Bachmann? Ron Paul? They’ve been given no role at all.

Tampa 2012: Pas Devant Les Enfants!
August 09, 2012

That Republican primary season you thought you witnessed? Just a figment of your imagination. That's the message the Romney people hope to convey later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa,according to Jeremy Peters in the Aug. 9 New York Times. Almost none of the leading Republican contenders for the nomination will be offered an opportunity to speak. Newt Gingrich? They've got him sidelined running workshops. Rick Perry? Herman Cain? Michelle Bachmann? Ron Paul? They've been given no role at all. The Donald's been stiffed as well (not that he was ever a particularly serious candidate).

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