StateImpact

Rick Perry And The Troubles Back Home

Posted on · Despite his fifth place finish in the Iowa caucuses earlier this week, Governor Rick Perry says he'll continue campaigning for president. While he's been away, Texans have grappled with the impacts of a historic drought, a newly invigorated fossil-fuel industry and seen continued battles between state policymakers and the federal government over environmental regulation.

Elections

How Religious Declarations Don’t Reveal Much About Presidential Candidates

Posted on · There is no official religious test for a political candidate to hold office in America. But that doesn't stop millions of voters from applying religious tests of their own, as they decide how to cast their ballots. One local expert says religion, by itself, doesn't tell us much about how a presidential candidate will actually perform in office.