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Who Watches the Pollwatchers?

Fraud, suppression, intimidation — The politics of fear return to the voting booth
ANDREW MCLEMORE
During last year’s June 18 mayoral runoff, a teenage boy walked into the gym of Fort Worth’s Sunrise- McMillan Elementary School, pulled out a voter registration card, and confidently asked to vote. Mark James came in with ...


Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) and Rep. Mark Shelton (R-Fort Worth). COURTESY OF TEXAS TRIBUNE

VIDEO: Race For Wendy Davis Senate Seat Getting Uglier

Andrew McLemore
Texas Republicans, who already have a super-majority in the House, are salivating over the possibility of winning back the state Senate seat that Democrat Wendy Davis won in a surprise 2008 victory. Though it’s hard to co...



Rick Perry Reviews Aren’t Great

Jeff Prince
The Stepford Wives grin…George W. Bush bluster…Rush Limbaugh insensitivity…Cliff Clavin world insight…it was there for all to see. Rick Perry made his national TV splash at last night’s Republican ...


Racism’s Echoes

It’s still influencing American politics.
DAVE MCNEELY
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...



Bombs Away

Perry should prepare for the fine-tooth comb.
DAVE MCNEELY
After insisting for a year that he had no interest in running for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said a few weeks ago that he’s thinking about it.


Sarah Palin No Puppet Master

Jeff Prince
Blame Sarah Palin for many things — divisive partisanship, poor leadership, exploiting her celebrity, idiotic interviews, abandoning her constituents, and having a voice so annoying that  it makes chalk on a blackboard s...



When 5 Percent Is Everything

Who all will be on the 2012 ballot?
DAVE McNEELY
When operatives with Republican ties paid for the petition drive that got the environmentally oriented Green Party on the Texas ballot this year, it set the stage for problems for Texas Democrats beyond 2010.  


Catching Congress

Winning could cause big problems for Republicans.
DAVE McNEELY
Dog catches car. That’s what a seasoned moderate Texas Republican thinks it will look like if, by the time you read this, his party has recaptured the U.S. House of Representatives.



Coming to Terms

A lot of politicians are for term limits — until their own future would be affected.
DAVE McNEELY
So now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White is calling for Texas governors to serve no more than two full four-year terms.


Man in the Middle

Straus is walking that white line.
DAVE McNEELY
In an increasingly partisan state, it’s increasingly hard to be the man in the middle. That’s the tightrope that Texas House Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio is walking.