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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: The pandemic isn’t over.

Just in case you’ve missed the news, I’d like to begin my column this week with a very specific warning: Across the United States, coronavirus cases are surging. In Texas, we’re feeling that problem more than most states, as we continue to badly lag in our vaccination...

Musings: This is a good time to run for governor

With the developing news that legislative Democrats may be preparing to break quorum in an effort to stop the Jim Crow 2.0 voter suppression legislation that Republicans have long been coveting, Texas Democrats must also step up to the plate and answer a difficult...

Musings: Allen West’s Big Misadventure

There’s something about the American West generally and Texas specifically that has always attracted people looking for a place to start over. People who have washed out of every corner of American life have found their way to Texas. Some of them found life in the oil...

Musings: Allen West’s Big Misadventure

There’s something about the American West generally and Texas specifically that has always attracted people looking for a place to start over. People who have washed out of every corner of American life have found their way to Texas. Some of them found life in the oil...

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...