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April 15, 2016

No More Hi Ho Hi Ho From Texas Republican Officials

When it’s “off to work we go” for Texas Republican state officials there’s very little “hi ho hi ho” being sung these days. It’s one thing for anti-government, right wing ideologues to rail against government. It’s another thing to willfully ruin it...
March 31, 2016
Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts

Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts

Ed. note: the following is cross-posted from the Texas Research Institute . Texas has eleven empty seats in its federal courts . That’s more vacancies than any other state in the country, and a new court vacancy will come up on May 1. When you add the...
March 25, 2016

Ted Cruz No Better Than Donald Trump

As the Republican presidential primary field gets smaller, more and more Republicans are rallying behind Ted Cruz in an attempt to stop Donald Trump from securing the nomination. But far from being some reasonable alternative, Cruz really isn’t so...
February 26, 2016
Texas voters to speak loudly March 1

Texas Voters to Speak Loudly March 1

Illustration by M. Scott Byers In the circus center ring on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton squeaked by in the Iowa caucuses. Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire. And in the Republican center ring, Ted Cruz won Iowa, Donald Trump won New Hampshire. The...
February 22, 2016
Thumbs Down Ted Cruz

No Texas Newspapers Endorse Cruz for President

Ed. Note: This blog post was updated on February 25, 2016 to include the Fort Wort Star-Telegram 's endorsement of Marco Rubio. Well this has got to be more than a little embarrassing. But after embarrassing the state for years, maybe it's also a little...
February 16, 2016
Ted Cruz Court Vacancies

Ted Cruz Lied About Supreme Court Confirmations

Ted Cruz has a history of refusing to recommend judges to fill Texas' vacant court seats . So maybe it should come as no surprise that he would lie about filling the most recent vacancy for the U.S. Supreme Court. During the last GOP debate, Cruz lied...
February 3, 2016
Ted Cruz' complaint about Obamacare falls flat

Ted Cruz's Complaint About Obamacare Falls Flat

As part of his crusade against the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz has been complaining that he lost his health insurance after enrolling in an ACA plan. But as it turns out, he never actually lost his coverage. It all started last March, when Cruz launched...
December 21, 2015

Top 10 News Stories from 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to look back on a long year in Texas politics and public policy. Rather than pick what we thought the biggest stories were for 2015, we found the posts we wrote that got the most clicks, views, comments and shares...