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November 14, 2019

Rick Perry: Where is he now?

Editor’s Note: Updated Nov. 25, 2019. This blog will continue to be updated as news comes out about Rick Perry’s involvement in the Ukraine scandal. You might remember Rick Perry from some of his greatest hits, such as his felony indictments , his failed...
December 14, 2016

Top 10 Worst Texans of 2016

10. Texas Republicans in Congress These guys want to build Trump’s border wall ( Michael McCaul ), dismantle the Affordable Care Act ( Pete Sessions ), gut social security ( Sam Johnson ), think a “lady needs to be told when she’s being nasty,” ( Brian...
May 13, 2016

Perry and Cruz slam Trump

Donald Trump is coming to the Republican Party of Convention. Let's look back at some choice words Ted Cruz and Rick Perry had for the nominee they are now so eager to embrace.
May 6, 2016

The Texas Economy, Compared to What?

Ed Note: This article was orginally published in the Austin American-Statesman and is reposted here with permission. There’s a good reason economics is called the dismal science. So let’s turn to jazz music instead of dry statistics to evaluate the Texas...
August 21, 2015

How One-Party Republican Rule Hurts Texas

People often say that Texas is a red state, though it is more accurately described as a non-voting state . But with turnout that ranks among the lowest in the nation, restrictive voter laws, and an imbalanced system of redistricting, Republicans have...
August 13, 2015
The Incredible Shrinking Rick Perry

The Incredible Shrinking Rick Perry

Rick Perry declared for president on this day in 2011 before quickly fizzling out. Four years later, things aren't going any better. It was on August 13, 2011 that Rick Perry entered the Republican presidential field, on top of the polls and stealing...
July 24, 2015

Republican Court Upholds Rick Perry Indictment

The all-Republican 3rd Court of Appeals of Texas allowed the "abuse of official capacity" indictment count to proceed. Rick Perry is learning the hard way that no politician is above the law. Almost one year ago, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on two...
January 29, 2015

Perry Indictment: It's All About That Bribe (No Veto)

So with a little help from singer Meghan Trainor, we remind Rick Perry why he got indicted: "It’s all about that bribe, ‘bout that bribe (no veto)!" This week a judge denied Rick Perry's challenge to an indictment stemming from abuse of power and bribery...
January 28, 2015

On Indictment, What Rick Perry Hopes We Don't Notice

Former Governor Rick Perry is at it again with his old antics of pretending he is “above the law.” But here’s the catch - no one is buying what his high-priced legal team is selling . In an effort to clear the air about his failed second attempt to get...
January 28, 2015

VIDEO: Rick Perry knows it is about a bribe

Rick Perry just responded to losing yet another challenge on his bribery indictment . In the statement to the press, Perry and his high-priced lawyers continued to misrepresent the charges against the former Governor. This case is not about Perry's right...
January 27, 2015

Rick Perry Loses Indictment Challenge. Again.

A state district judge threw out another technicality argument from Rick Perry’s high-priced legal team today, clearing the way for the case to proceed in court. Back in November, the judge threw out the first technicality argument made by Perry’s legal...