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Point Austin: From Earth Day to Climate Strike
In a dark time, it's worth recalling decades of progress
" warming is in fact a "hoax." And the GOP now possesses (and is possessed by) a national propaganda..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Column by Michael King

2019 Tribfest Takes Politics to the Streets
All eyes on Texas
"...Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Beto O'Rourke, and on the GOP side, Joe Walsh and Bill Weld. Most of these..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"...the two reportedly discussed whether to primary certain disfavored GOP incumbents. Mucus responded (roughly), "I know you are but..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature

Point Austin: Hanging Fire on Gun Control
After yet more deaths, Texas leaders vow to do ... something
"...ticked that with a single interview, Patrick grabbed the GOP momentum from Abbott's gun violence task forces, commissions, head-scratching..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Column by Michael King

"...attention if they expect to end the reign of GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn. The Texas Tribune reports that..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature

Republican Incumbent Bill Flores’ Exit Raises Dem Odds in TX-17
Democrat Rick Kennedy currently running unopposed
"...On Sept. 3, Flores joined the lengthening list of GOP incumbents deciding life in the House minority is no..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Democrats Request Special Session on Guns
Legislators in five cities press Gov. Abbott
"...mass violence other public safety measures. In general, the GOP leadership appeared to deflect calls for a special session,..."

Sept. 4, 2019 News Post by Michael King

DCCC Targets Trump’s Trade War
National digital ad campaign hits consumer costs
"...launched a digital ad campaign this morning, targeting specific GOP incumbents...."

Aug. 29, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...this month, Perry – who in 2011, during the GOP presidential primary, declared he would abolish the Department of..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

"...still roils Republican waters, with 30 members of the GOP caucus calling for a September meeting – officially to..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature

"...U.S. Rep. Pete Olson is stepping down – the GOP courted former All-Star pitcher (and Longhorn) Roger Clemens, who..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature

Point Austin: Watching the Races
Yes, it’s early – but Austin voters can start boning up now
"...delegation might flip blue and erase its current 23-13 GOP majority. That remains a long shot, but Democrats have..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Texas Rangers Get Wrangled Into "Bonnenghazi" Drama
Scandal surrounding House Speaker Dennis Bonnen burns on
" session, if the right-wing org would target 10 GOP incumbents in the 2020 primaries. Given the deeply icy..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

City Hall Gets Better at the Basic Business of Budgeting
Early indicators are good, but difficult fiscal conversations linger
"...suburban homeowners from bolting quite as quickly from the GOP as they would otherwise. [inset-1-right]..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"...Exchange Council – a corporate­-friendly bill mill hobnobbing with GOP legislators – is holding its annual conference this week..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Feature

Community Organizer Heidi Sloan Announces Candidacy for TX-25
Joins Dem primary race in Austin-to-Fort Worth district
" the race for the Dem nomination to challenge GOP incumbent Roger Williams. Sloan says she’s running for “Medicare..."

Aug. 13, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Workers Defense and Jolt Founder Announces Candidacy for Senate
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez joins Dem primary field
"...U.S. Senate. The March primary winner will challenge three-term GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn...."

Aug. 12, 2019 News Post by Michael King

City Council Moves Gently on Riverside Redevelopment, Less So on Hotel Occupancy Tax
First meeting after summer break features plenty of theatrics
"...on the issue. A testy exchange between Travis County GOP chair Matt Mackowiak and Casar followed, as Mackowiak claimed,..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

“Texodus” From D.C. Raises Dems’ Expectations
Vulnerable GOP incumbents bail on 2020 congressional races
"...Dallas district has been trending purple, moving from double-digit GOP margins to the 3% victory he eked out in..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Bonnenghazi! Drama Reigns in the Texas House
Did the speaker give his hard-right enemy a political target list?
"...asking his influential group Empower Texans to target 10 GOP incumbents in next year's primary. House GOP Caucus Chairman..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

How Austin Is Tackling Homelessness on the Street and at City Hall
More shelters, more beds, and more fights about ordinances ahead
"...changes to the camping ordinance, begun by Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak, has gathered more than 19,000 signatures..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: Money Matters, and the Senate
Can the Dems find (and fund) the candidate to beat Cornyn?
"...Although Cornyn is indistinguishable from other GOP senators on policy (always the gray eminence standing portentously..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Anti-Abortionist and Heidi Group Founder Sues U.S. Government
Suit argues anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ groups with "sincere religious beliefs" deserve Title X money
"...Speaking of anti-choice groups and questionable contracts, 80 state GOP lawmakers penned a letter to HHSC requesting the agency..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Wendy Davis Hits the Campaign Trail
Candidate begins with “Listening Tour” of TX-21
"...Although the specific elections weren’t mentioned, before challenging GOP incumbent Chip Roy, Davis faces a Democratic primary and..."

July 25, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Austin at Large: Let's Take a Vote on That
Forced elections are now routine, but are they "grassroots"?
"...That's why the Travis GOP's current online petition for Council to "rescind" its decriminalization..."

July 26, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

"...LOUD Republican Noises: Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak this week filed an ethics complaint..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature

Wendy Davis Enters Congressional Race
Big names, money in local Congress races
"...declared in the primary race to take on eight-term GOP incumbent Michael McCaul. [inset-1-right]..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Wendy Davis Is Running for Congress
In a video release, Davis declares for CD 21
" the March Democratic primary, Davis would be challenging GOP freshman incumbent Chip Roy. Currently, two other Democrats have..."

July 22, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Wendy Davis' Decision to Run for Congress on Hold
CD 21 decision not yet ready for prime time
" run in Congressional District 21 (currently held by GOP incumbent Chip Roy), and will be making a formal..."

July 19, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Race, Raids, and ... Us
Trump’s latest outrage fits a pattern from D.C. to Texas
"..."shithole countries"). In our topsy-turvy political world, a now-central GOP project is to generate inflammatory racist rhetoric to reinforce..."

July 19, 2019 News Column by Michael King

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