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  1. texas
    How Is Ted Cruz Trying to Defend His Cancún Vacation Now?The senator has blamed his daughters, the media, and his neighbors for his decision to ditch Texas for warm weather during last week’s freeze.
  2. ken paxton
    Ted Cruz Wasn’t the Only Texas Republican Who Left During the FreezeAttorney General Ken Paxton claims his trip to Utah was “after power had returned.” But the day he left, over 2 million Texans didn’t have power.
  3. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  4. texas
    Water Shortages Still Plague Texas in Aftermath of Winter Storm: UpdatesPresident Biden has signed a major disaster declaration, half the state is facing a water shortage, and the political fallout is intensifying.
  5. politics
    Ted Cruz Abandons Millions of Freezing Texans and His Poodle, SnowflakeSnowflake was left at home while the senator and his family slipped away to Mexico.
  6. texas
    Ted Cruz Really Should Have Known BetterIt rarely goes over well when a politician vacations while their state is in crisis — as Chris Christie and several Democratic leaders have learned.
  7. scandals
    Ted Cruz Flew to Cancun While His Constituents FrozePhotos show the senator headed to Mexico with his family amid a double crisis in Texas. His lack of empathy shouldn’t come as a shock.
  8. texas
    Officials Say Texas Was ‘Seconds and Minutes’ Away From Monthslong BlackoutThe head of the state’s ERCOT power grid said that if it did not cut power on Monday, the system could have collapsed.
  9. texas
    What Texas Governor Greg Abbott Gets Wrong About His State’s Power FailuresAbbott claimed that cold-related blackouts were a portent of the Green New Deal, though they were mostly caused by frozen natural gas pipelines.
  10. extreme weather
    Extreme Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc Across U.S.Over 3.3 million households in Texas are still without power, much of the country is frozen, and more snow and ice are on the way.
  11. covid-19
    Congressman Ron Wright Dies of COVID-19The 67-year-old Texas Republican, who was also battling lung cancer, is the first active member of Congress to die from the coronavirus.
  12. covid-19
    Weddings to Die ForWhat a viral story about COVID nuptials tells us about American society.
  13. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  14. 2020 elections
    Republicans Make Shocking Gains in the HouseDemocrats were expected to win several seats, but will instead lose a handful. Nancy Pelosi now faces a potential revolt.
  15. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  16. 2020 vision
    Pelosi’s Grip on the House Will Tighten After the ElectionDemocrats should win more seats led by another suburban surge, this one possibly centered in Texas.
  17. voter turnout
    Texas Has Already Exceeded Its 2016 Turnout. Here’s What That Means.The county-level early voting data offers Democrats good and bad news — and one key lesson.
  18. vision 2020
    Is Republican Voter Suppression Starting to Backfire?The same dynamic that led Wisconsin Democrats to turn out massively in the teeth of a pandemic could be fueling the surge in early voting.
  19. hurricane laura
    Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana: UpdatesA chlorine-production plant near Lake Charles, Louisiana, has caught fire in the storm’s aftermath.
  20. protests
    What We Know About the Austin BLM Protest ShootingGarrett Foster was shot and killed on Saturday night in an altercation with a motorist who had turned into an intersection full of protesters.
  21. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  22. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hot spots are seeing deaths spike.
  23. vision 2020
    Polls Raise Hopes of Biden Turning Texas BlueNew polls, including one that has Trump down by five points, suggest the Lone Star State may not be off the table for the Biden campaign.
  24. vision 2020
    Trump Targeting Wrong Battleground States, Just As Clinton Did in 2016The president needs to focus on lifting his national numbers, not “playing defense” in Ohio or Iowa.
  25. coronavirus
    Who Is Getting the Coronavirus in America Now?Young people are driving the surge in cases across the U.S., but they’re not the only ones getting infected.
  26. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  27. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  28. coronavirus
    Texas Governor Rolls Back Reopening Plans As Coronavirus Cases SurgeCoronavirus hospitalizations in Texas have increased every day for the past two weeks and the state’s positive test rate is approaching 12 percent.
  29. what’s past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  30. coronavirus
    Lockdowns May Return As Crowds Gather and Case Counts ClimbLocal leaders and public-health officials are warning that people may need to return home and stay there.
  31. vision 2020
    Texas Judge Orders Universal Access to Voting by MailTwo legal challenges to Texas’s restrictions on voting by mail are now in the federal and state judicial systems.
  32. vision 2020
    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
  33. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  34. vision 2020
    Lawsuit Targets Discriminatory Vote-by-Mail Exemptions for SeniorsThe 26th Amendment, which extended the vote to 18-year-olds when today’s boomer seniors were young, may prevent discrimination in their favor today.
  35. coronavirus
    Tx Republican on State Reopening: ‘There Are More Important Things Than Living’The Texas lieutenant governor doubled down on his claim that grandparents would be willing to die to save the economy for their kids.
  36. vision 2020
    Fear of the Coronavirus Is Not Enough to Get a Texas Mail BallotNew Hampshire Republicans say a reasonable fear of death is a “disability” which justifies use of an absentee ballot. Texas scoffs at that.
  37. democratic primaries
    Some Super Tuesday Lines Were So Long Voters Cast Their Ballots WednesdayIn California and Texas, people were forced to wait for as many as seven hours to cast a vote in the Democratic primary.
  38. super tuesday
    Biden’s Giant Bounce Suddenly Makes It a Two-Candidate RaceAll the talk of a contested convention is probably moot now.
  39. super tuesday
    Texas, Super Tuesday Juggernaut, Is a Voting-Rights NightmareNew analysis from the Guardian shows that Texas leads the American South in poll-site closures since 2012.
  40. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  41. mass shooting
    Everything We Know About the Church Shooting in Texas That Left 3 DeadTwo parishioners and the assailant were killed in the attack, which was briefly livestreamed on the West Freeway Church of Christ’s YouTube page.
  42. 2020 census
    It Sure Looks Like Republicans Don’t Want an Accurate Census CountThere’s a stark partisan divide between state governments that encourage their residents to participate in the 2020 Census, and those that don’t.
  43. scandal
    Texas House Speaker Falls From Grace After Privately Blaspheming Against TrumpIn a private meeting, Dennis Bonnen also went after a group of House Republicans and called one Texas Democrat “vile.”
  44. vision 2020
    Biden Planning One-on-One Showdown With WarrenBiden’s plan for a Super Tuesday “firewall” in case he loses early isn’t novel. But for previous presidential candidates, it meant defeat.
  45. mass shootings
    What We Didn’t Need the El Paso Killer’s Manifesto to Tell UsUnderstanding the El Paso shooter is helped by understanding 8chan troll culture — but it’s not a requirement.
  46. vision 2020
    If Lone Star State Goes Blue, GOP Could Be Texas ToastHouse Republican retirements in Texas may be an omen the state is finally competitive again.
  47. immigration
    An 18-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Has Been in Immigration Custody for Nearly a MonthThe 18-year-old has a birth certificate and social security number, but that hasn’t been enough to secure his release.
  48. reapportionment.
    How the Political Map Is Likely to Shift After the 2020 CensusWhile congressional redistricting is a tricky game, we already have a pretty clear idea of which states will gain or lose House seats.
  49. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  50. immigrant detention
    AOC’s Detention-Camp EtiquetteAmid squalid conditions, conservative media was most concerned that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have yelled at a detention-center guard.
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