Gov. Greg Abbott Is Leading Texas for Only a Sliver of Texans

What about the millions of us in the state who are not hard-right Republicans?

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Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

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Texas Voting Law Leads to Jump in Absentee Ballot Rejections

Texas Republicans said the state’s new voting law would make it “easy to vote, hard to cheat.” County election officials say it’s sowing confusion ahead of next month’s primaries.

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Former Trump Lawyer to Oversee Election Review in Texas

The selection of a new secretary of state arrives as Gov. Greg Abbott is facing pressure to allow an expanded 2020 election audit in Texas.

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Texas Lawmakers Plan to Continue Their Rightward Shift

The state recently completed one of its most conservative legislative sessions, widening a divide among many residents.

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Texas Has Broken My Heart

The natural optimism of some of my fellow Texans has fallen to deep cynicism.

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Texas Republicans Reveal Bills of Far-Reaching Voting Restrictions

In their second attempt to pass a sweeping elections overhaul, Republican lawmakers followed the broad outlines of the first, including a wide range of measures to limit voting access.

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Texas Republicans Have Spectacularly Failed the Coronavirus Test

My faith in their ability to fix this mess is lower than the water levels in West Texas creek beds in August.

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