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Page Two: Welcome to the Funhouse
Republicans' rhetorical sleight of hand has allowed them to distort this country's founding principles while seeming to uphold them
"...often turns out to be nearly the opposite. The Republicans' brilliant manipulation of language lends itself to this construct...."

Jan. 25, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
Minority party hijacks casino issue from religious right
"...last week agreed that the D's successfully forced the Republicans' hand on the gambling issue, and managed to put..."

April 8, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Republican Bill Would Nullify Austin Anti-Discrimination Ordinances
Cities could be sued over progressive employment laws
"...Typically when Republicans in the Texas Legislature get riled up over an..."

March 17, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Texas Lege Preview: Homophobic Holdout
Democrats try to remove anti-gay laws; Republicans don't want kids to be trans
"...As usual in the Texas Legislature, Republicans outnumber Democrats, and bills reducing freedoms for LGBTQ Texans..."

Jan. 13, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Current Texas Political Thought
Republicans support same-sex unions? Really?
"...Perry outpolled Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texans support voter ID, Republicans support gay unions, Democrats lack a … wait, whoa,..."

June 24, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

County Party Chairs
Thumbnail sketches of the county chair candidates
"...offer thumbnail sketches of the two Democrats and two Republicans running to lead their parties at the county level...."

Feb. 26, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Austin at Large: We Have Had It With That Guy
Republicans, come get your bros. Dems, get out your voters.
"...grievous set of pathologies. And a lot of moderate Republicans thought they had hope of achieving their own agendas..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Joe Straus, Voice of Moderation in Texas Legislature, Won't Seek Re-Election
House speaker doesn't rule out future run for governor
"...After months of contention with extremist Republicans Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, long-serving..."

Oct. 25, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Doggett: GOP Still Hunting Me
Austin congressman warns of plan to split Travis four ways
"...Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett is convinced that Texas Republicans are after him, and he’s warning Travis County residents..."

April 18, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Written in Blood
Timid moderates join fringe Republicans in push to pass suicidal state budget
"...the plan is getting the nod from moderate congres­sional Republicans. In the same way as at the federal level,..."

April 15, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: High Dive
As they abandon their platform, Republicans threaten to take government down with them
"...to let their freak flags fly. In many ways, Republicans have left the nitty-gritty of real-world politics behind, offering..."

April 1, 2011 Column by Louis Black

The Politics of Debating
What Medina's GOP debate inclusion and exclusion means for White and Shami
"...how that debate affects the campaign cycle for both Republicans and Democrats...."

Jan. 17, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fort Worth (Still) Blue
GOP House hopeful out after filing blunder
"...the House and an unpredictable general election ahead, Texas Republicans are looking to knock out a few Democratic incumbents...."

Jan. 11, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

No California Love, No I Heart NY
More from the GOP uncivil war
"...Democrats protecting Republicans from smear jobs by small-c conservatives! Republicans endorsing big-C..."

Nov. 3, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

See You June 2?
Spitballing the odds and causes of a special session after the the House midnight meltdown
"...A week ago, Texas House Republicans killed unemployment insurance compliance legislation by the use of..."

June 1, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Dems Block McLeroy Nomination to SBOE Chair
Controversial creationist fails to get two-thirds of Senate support
"...needed. The vote was along party lines: All 19 Republicans supported McLeroy, 11 Democrats voted against, and Democrat Eddie..."

May 28, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Redistricting Reform: Try, Try Again
Wentworth's attempts to prevent another DeLay fiasco keep falling short
"...tagged "re-redistricting") through the Lege so as to give Republicans a gerrymandered increase in the Texas Congressional delegation...."

May 4, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Conservatives Drift to Straus
Last remaining Craddick supporters accepting the inevitable
"...opening day. Rep. Will Hartnett, R-Dallas, told his fellow Republicans, "The new political reality is upon us, and we..."

Jan. 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Stealing America: Vote by Vote
This documentary account of Election Day 2004 thinks it has the answer: conspiracy and treason, Republican-style.
"...she knows the answer: Bush and Rove and the Republicans stole the election, stole it right out from under..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Spears Defends Her Voter ID Position
Incumbent calls Maxey "a blatant liar."
"...Voter ID requirements that are being pushed hard by Republicans at the Lege and nationwide. She revealed this in..."

Feb. 13, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
State GOP can't keep members on the farm ... or out of casinos
"...of the starting gate? What mattered most to the Republicans was that the chosen bill's sponsor have a "D"..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

God Votes Right
The Texas Republicans Gather in Dallas to Pray
"...turned water into wine would quite recognize what Texas Republicans call a party. The official festivities have been dry..."

June 14, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Where the Day Takes You
"...not be the traditional family embodying the values the Republicans so shamelessly trumpet, but it's as compelling as any..."

Nov. 6, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Federal Court Strikes Down Republican Book Censorship Law
Fifth Circuit rules that HB 900 violates First Amendment
"...Maybe Texas Republicans aren’t that good at writing censorship laws. On Wednesday,..."

Jan. 19, 2024 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Here's What a New Border Bill Would Do to Texas
"Most dangerous" immigration bill ever takes the stage
"...Republicans moved forward with their promise to tackle their nebulous..."

March 22, 2023 News Post by Benton Graham

Texas Lege Preview: Are School Vouchers a Shoo-In?
House Dems (and rural Republicans) ready to rally for public education
"...Dems in the Lege have been joined by rural Republicans who are deeply invested in their local schools and..."

Jan. 13, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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
"...And elsewhere in the issue, Michael King tracks the..."

June 12, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.
Study: Lege's family planning cuts led to an increase in abortion
"...With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of funding and steadily obstructed..."

July 12, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Conservatives vs. 9/11 Responders
Fringe right draws firefighter, cop wrath after Straus attack
"...Normally, Republicans and unions are like oil and water. Yet public..."

Sept. 15, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Campus Carry Passes, Abortion Insurance Ban Fails
Dems strike last minute deal after hours of chubbing
"...session, a gun control activist told me, if legislative Republicans wanted to pass Senate Bill 11's campus carry rules,..."

May 27, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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