Politics

Abbott vs. O’Rourke: Expect sharp rhetoric and fierce campaigning from candidates in governor’s race

Posted on · Political analysts say there is no reason for Gov. Greg Abbott to try to make a move toward the middle after the primary election. Meanwhile, Democratic opponent Beto O'Rourke is positioning himself as a candidate with bipartisan appeal — a move experts say may be a tough sell in 2022.

Politics

Ted Cruz has never recouped more than $500,000 he loaned his first campaign. He’s working to overturn the law that’s blocked him

Posted on · The Supreme Court next month will hear arguments in his challenge to the law that prevents the repayment, prompting fears among watchdog groups that another rollback of campaign finance regulations might be looming.

Criminal Justice

The Rittenhouse verdict weighs heavily on Houston organizers

Posted on · "It's just showing us that we don't matter," said organizer Shelly Baker. "We don't matter, the people that are fighting for us don't matter, and it gets very exhausting."

Criminal Justice

Activists And Lawmakers Call On Texas Leaders To Condemn The Rise Of Racism Against Asian Communities

Posted on · A national group monitoring violence and discrimination against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities has logged almost 4,000 incidents during the pandemic. Six of the eight people killed in the Atlanta area Tuesday were of Asian descent, raising suspicions of a hate crime.