The president has employed the same kind of inflammatory language as George Wallace did in the 1968 campaign. Richard Nixon ran that year seeking the middle between the Alabama governor and Hubert Humphrey. LBJ's Paul Stekler talks about the comparison.
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"Look past the presidential race and there are indications Texas is rapidly moving from red to purple politically. In just the past few weeks, three Republican congressmen in the crosshairs of Democrats have retired rather than face stiff challenges in 2020," Professor Paul Stekler argues in the Austin American-Statesman.
Celebratory target practice -- that's how Texas Governor Greg Abbott marked signing new gun-related legislation into law, but one quip about his spot-on shots has the governor taking heat.
Author Mary Beth Rogers, Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson and “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis” documentary screening highlight weeklong Barbara Jordan tribute, Feb. 20-24.
Latinos make up more than 40 percent of the Texas population, but disparity remains between that and their representation at the voting booth. Paul Stekler writes about the reasons for this disconnect, including: "If potential voters don't see the importance of voting, how it impacts their day-to-day lives, almost nothing can get them to register and vote.
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