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Austin At Large: Voices In Our (Old) Heads
OK Boomers, do you now regret pushing for 10-1? Where do you think it went wrong?
" turn back Austin's clock but can't abide the GOP's inability to separate itself from bigotry, Voices of Austin..."

July 10, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Other Four Candidates for Senate District 14
More and merry candidates join the fun
"...This year, he missed the run-off in the March GOP primary for House District 47 (currently held by Dem..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Jimmy Flannigan Kicks Off Reelection Campaign
Northside council member promises "uncommon approach" to policing, mobility
"...Watson, after having failed in March to make the GOP run-off – by one vote – in House District..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Chronicle Endorsements
July 14 Primary Run-off Election and Senate District 14 Special Election
"...ran a DIY grassroots campaign that made competitive a GOP-drawn district written off by the national Democratic Party and..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Meet the Emerging Opposition to Project Connect
Not on board
"...(Blast from Austin's political past Jo Baylor, a onetime GOP legislative candidate and Bush 43 appointee, is campaign treasurer.)..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Nataleah Small

How Are We Going to Vote?
While the U.S. moves toward voting by mail, Texas digs in its heels
"..."Democrat-leaning" independents), at 87%, while Republicans or those leaning GOP were split down the middle (49% in favor, 50%..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Unfollow: The governor called for the resignations of two GOP county chairs who shared racist Facebook posts; a Texas..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature

We Have an Issue: What’s Next, and How Fast Can We Get There?
In this week's issue, the rallying cry to defund police catches on, and Republicans try to quash vote by mail for good
"...such a meaningful tool of democracy, why would the GOP be trying so hard to suppress it? Online This..."

June 12, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

A Destructive Sham
"...of Deaths, Foretold,” News] – he was right on! GOP no longer stands for Government Of the People. It..."

June 10, 2020 Postmarks

U.S. Senate Debate Closes Upbeat Texas Dem Convention
M.J. Hegar and Royce West seize the center
"...were likely underwhelmed; Texas Republicans who have been hearing GOP leaders reflexively denounce Democratic candidates as “radical socialists” might..."

June 8, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: Please, Can We Reopen Our Economy for Real?
"Open Texas" doesn't go nearly far enough
"...Paxton, John Cornyn, and the rest of the state's GOP leadership really want to Open Texas, then they should..."

May 29, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin At Large: Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
The coronavirus works for free and cares not about its approval rating
"...we'll need for the actual, crushing, existential defeat the GOP deserves up and down the entire ballot. So we..."

May 22, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Eckhardt, Rodriguez, Zimmerman Square Off for Watson’s Vacant Seat
Filing deadline passed, the SD 14 field locks into place
"...a narrow loss (seriously, by one vote) in the GOP primary to challenge Rep. Vikki Goodwin for her HD..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin At Large: Keep Your Eyes on the Road
As we endure this age of clownery, we can have nice things in our future – even I-35
"...Donald Trump has botched this and how foolish the GOP is for letting him do so, because that would..."

May 8, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

After a Month of Chaos, Abortion Care Returns to Texas
Clinics, patients, and the law get put through the ringer over care
"...Texas' GOP leadership has spent the last decade trying, and often..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Qmmunity: Trump Admin Could Soon Undermine Health Care Protections for LGBTQIA
Find queer connection with virtual events
"...unthinkable; and checks-and-balances perhaps weakened. All ideal conditions for GOP lawmakers to push long-sought priorities under the shadow of..."

May 1, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

We Have an Issue: How’s Your Blood Pressure?
Platitudes don't help. Now is 100% the time to get political.
"...about opportunity and equality and justice – as the GOP, the "corporations are people, too" party, advances big business..."

May 1, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Austin at Large: People, Get Ready
We can all be responsible Austinites – now that we know what that requires
" explicitly going off-script in Texas. Even the state's GOP elite would rather that we, and our loved ones..."

May 1, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
" is). That’s how, in state after state, the GOP can lose the popular vote by double digits but..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin at Large: People, Read the Zoom!
Don't make me leave the house to deliver some sense to y'all in times like these
"...Judge Bill Gravell is already catching heat from his GOP colleagues for spending money to rent, among other things,..."

April 17, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Opinion: Coronavirus Is Exposing the Threat the Texas GOP Poses to Public Health
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez explains why a government that takes care of its people builds a healthier and safer country
"...The coronavirus has turned the cracks in the GOP philosophy of small government into fault lines. This pandemic..."

March 27, 2020 Column by Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

The Latest Effects of Coronavirus on Texas Elections
Abbott postpones run-offs, Dems sue to expand vote-by-mail
"...of bringing our democratic process to a halt.” State GOP Chair James Dickey issued a statement rejecting the Democratic..."

March 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Race for Congressional District 31 Is Down to Two Dem Candidates
Either Christine Eady Mann or Donna Imam will challenge GOP incumbent Rep. John Carter
"...challenge incumbent Rep. John Carter, who easily won the GOP nomination against three under-resourced challengers...."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Fragmented Senate Contest Becomes a Fight Between Royce West and MJ Hegar
Winner will challenge long-term GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn
"...for the U.S. Senate nomination – to challenge long-term GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn – will generate the most..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Eddie Rodriguez and Sarah Eckhardt Jump Into State Senate Fray
State rep. and county judge enter race to succeed Watson
"...mixed it up plenty of times with the state GOP leadership, and Commissioner Brigid Shea cheered her on, saying,..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Rick Kennedy and Pete Sessions Lead In Run-Off for Texas' 17th Congressional District
Both sides of ballot in contest for radically gerrymandered seat
"...R-Bryan, two years ago, but Flores is retiring, the GOP primary was inconclusive, and Kennedy believes he's the "most..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Future Outcomes Not Assured
Super Tuesday’s first-round results leave plenty of unanswered questions
"...district where incumbent Republican Bill Flores is retiring but GOP voters still outnumber Democrats, the difficulty remains more daunting...."

March 13, 2020 News Column by Michael King

Despite the Virus, City Council Has Business to Attend To
Health and home on the agenda
"...against Laurie Eiserloh (the winner will not face a GOP opponent in Novem­ber), and District 4 CM Greg Casar..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Eckhardt Resigns as Travis County Judge, Enters State Senate Race
Predecessor Sam Biscoe appointed to fill seat until November election
"...mixed it up plenty of times with the state's GOP leadership, and Commissioner Brigid Shea (who holds what was..."

March 10, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

On Air: Election Post-Mortem, Project Connect Preview
Plus: Emily Beyda discusses her novel The Body Double
"...going to a runoff, and what shenanigans former Travis GOP Chair Robert Morrow got up to on Election Day...."

March 6, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

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