Republican Deanna Maria Metzger Hopes Hispanics Will Turn on Victoria Neave

Deanna Maria Metzger wants Texas Latinos to unleash their inner reactionary. Running against Democratic incumbent Victoria Neave in North Texas’ House District 107, Metzger made her pitch in a September video celebrating Republican Pete Flores’ surprise victory in a San …

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:54:19 AM CDT


Election 2018: Races to Watch

The 2018 midterm elections could be among the most competitive in Texas in recent memory. When early voting starts on October 22, Texans will have their first chance to cast a vote for or against President Trump’s administration, for or …

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:58:38 AM CDT


Why Democrats Could Lose in a Texas Congressional District That’s 70 Percent Latino

Why Democrats Could Lose in a Texas Congressional District That’s 70 Percent Latino A Trump backlash is predicted in the suburbs. But will it materialize in a heavily Latino border district? – by Justin Miller October 18, 2018 The 23rd …

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:27:09 PM CDT


#TXSen: Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke vs. Ted Cruz All our U.S. Senate race coverage in one place. Beto O’Rourke has captivated audiences at town halls and online for more than a year in his bid to unseat the least popular senator in Washington …

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:40:31 AM CDT


Cruz Stuck to the Script. Beto Stuck it to Cruz. Which Tactic Will Work?

In the second (and likely last) debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke, liberals lived vicariously as benevolent Beto finally lashed out at Ted Cruz — one of the most reviled politicians on the right — with a bevy of righteous …

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:09:44 AM CDT


House District 105 is Gerrymandered but Diversifying. Will Republicans Eke Out Another Win?

In the last decade, Democrats have come within a few percentage points of winning House District 105 in the Dallas suburbs three times. In 2008, the year of the last blue wave in Texas fueled by Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, …

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:28:12 AM CDT


Without Planned Parenthood, Almost Half the Providers in Texas’ Women’s Health Program Saw No Patients

For years, the Texas health agency has claimed that its Healthy Texas Women program is thriving. After Planned Parenthood was booted out in 2013, state officials cobbled together a new network of women’s health providers, which they say is robust …

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:24:35 PM CDT


Has Pete Sessions Marinated in D.C. Too Long for Texas Voters?

In the 2008 presidential election, John McCain won Texas’ Congressional District 32 by 11 percentage points, and in 2012, Mitt Romney won it by 15. It was not, in other words, a district that anybody at the DNC hoped to …

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:53:31 AM CDT


An Evocative New Memoir of Nature and Loss Never Quite Gets Off the Ground

How many grief memoirs is enough grief memoirs? That would be an absurdly unfair question to ask an author, of course, but I’m starting to think that a reader could be forgiven for wondering. Maybe I’ve been reading off the …

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:16:48 PM CDT


Dolores Huerta is Still Knocking on Doors and Registering Voters at 88

At 88, Dolores Huerta is still making you look bad. In 1962, Huerta and César Chávez co-founded the organization that would become the United Farm Workers, then led the legendary grape strike and boycott that resulted in the first farmworker …

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:59:46 AM CDT




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