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Joe brings over a decade of experience as a political operative and creative strategist to Texas Signal, where he serves as our Senior Advisor and does everything from writing a regular column, Musings, to mentoring our staff and freelancers. Joe was campaign manager for Lina Hidalgo's historic 2018 victory for Harris County Judge and is a passionate sneakerhead.

Musings: Here comes the July special

Since the conclusion of the regular legislative session, we’ve been hearing rumors and rumblings from capitol sources that Governor Greg Abbott was likely to call the first of at least two special sessions to begin sometime after the Fourth of July holiday, and Abbott...

Musings: Dropped

I love a used bookstore. I think it stems from my childhood when my mother would take my brother and me to the one used book emporium in the small town I grew up in and we would explore the stacks and shelves of books on a quest for hidden treasures as exotic and...

Musings: Please, believe.

My entire life, I’ve been prone to bouts of sentimentality and nostalgia, and while very little that happened during this legislative session was something I’ll remember fondly, seeing Beto O’Rourke back on the road, talking to Texans about the fight for voting rights...

Beto O’Rourke takes fight for voting rights on the road

In news that has set Twitter abuzz, word broke this morning that Beto O’Rourke won’t be sitting idly by and waiting for a special session to be called for Republicans to take up the SB 7 voter suppression bill again. Instead, he’s hitting the road. A flyer...

Beto O’Rourke takes fight for voting rights on the road

In news that has set Twitter abuzz, word broke this morning that Beto O’Rourke won’t be sitting idly by and waiting for a special session to be called for Republicans to take up the SB 7 voter suppression bill again. Instead, he’s hitting the road. A flyer that...

Musings: Vast Conspiracies

If, like me, you’ve been in the unenviable position of reviewing footage of Briscoe Cain, the Republican state representative who chairs the House Elections Committee and author of one of the most far-reaching voter suppression bills since Jim Crow, you may have been...

Musings: Good Trouble

Before we begin, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that the views below are mine alone, and do not reflect the views of Texas Signal.  Now that we got that out of the way… The late and great progressive Paul Wellstone once said “If we don’t fight hard enough for...