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The State of the Gun

Posted on · Texas is a gun state, more likely to expand gun rights after a mass killing than to restrict them. While there are proposals to buy back guns or restrict sales, Texas leaders are pushing to allow guns in more places.

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House Speaker’s Race is Bluffing Game for Now

Posted on · In the race for speaker of the Texas House, everybody has the votes they need. Or they're well on their way. Or at least that's what they're telling the rest of us. When it comes to specifics, they stay mum. Because the worst place to be in a speaker's race is on the losing side — and a change in momentum can scatter supporters quickly.

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House Speaker’s Race is Bluffing Game for Now

Posted on · In the race for speaker of the Texas House, everybody has the votes they need. Or they're well on their way. Or at least that's what they're telling the rest of us. When it comes to specifics, they stay mum. Because the worst place to be in a speaker’s race is on the losing side — and a change in momentum can scatter supporters quickly.

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DeLay’s Victories Endure, Even if He Loses in Court

Posted on · Tom DeLay is still in court a decade after engineering a Republican victory that resulted in convictions for conspiracy and money laundering. Appellate judges are deciding whether he should serve the prison term handed to him in January 2011 or whether he should walk. He might still win, but either way, his party came out ahead.