Sid Miller’s Bruising Republican Primary

Sid Miller’s Bruising Republican Primary

Sid Miller is facing some harsh accusations in his bid to remain Texas Agriculture Commissioner. And his antagonist is a fellow Republican. Miller, who has had a controversial tenure as agriculture commissioner, is being challenged in the Republican primary by State...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces re-election bid

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces re-election bid

On Saturday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his bid for re-election at the Hispanic Leadership Summit in McAllen, Texas.  As much as Republicans denounce identity politics, Abbott didn’t hesitate to open his speech weirdly thanking his wife for being...

The future of energy in Texas

The future of energy in Texas

On January 10, 1901, a well in Spindletop struck oil. A lot of oil. The black liquid spewed out at a rate of 100,000 barrels a day for nine days straight, the largest such gusher the world had ever seen up to that point. This marked the beginning of Texas’ days as an...

Op-ed: Democrats need to make 2022 about healthcare

Op-ed: Democrats need to make 2022 about healthcare

There’s arguably nothing more American than apple pie, baseball, and extremely high medical bills. Thankfully, Democrats have taken the first step to fix this issue by successfully banning surprise medical bills. This will no-doubt deliver real relief to hundreds of...

Harris County Adopts ‘Fair Chance’ policy

Harris County Adopts ‘Fair Chance’ policy

In a 3-2 vote, Harris County Commissioner’s Court voted to adopt the Fair Chance Policy, also known as “ban the box” for Harris County government job applications. This policy specifically removes the question of criminal history in the initial hiring process so...

The status of the January 6 investigation one year later

The status of the January 6 investigation one year later

More than one year after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, leaving five dead and 140 police officers injured, the investigation to bring the insurrectionists to justice continues. The FBI and Department of Justice began the effort to arrest and charge those...