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July 09, 2013 10:52 AM Rick Perry, President?

Rick Perry is not running for yet another term as Texas governor; speculation is that he's in for another presidential run. Is he a viable candidate? Sure. Why not? He has conventional qualifications, and is certainly in the mainstream of...

By Jonathan Bernstein

June 27, 2013 8:56 AM Crowd-Filibustering in the Texas Senate

Earlier in the week, the Texas Senate was paralyzed on the last day of a special session by a 12 1/2 hour filibuster against a bill banning late-term abortions and setting strict standards for abortion facilities. (See the Texas Tribune’s...

By Gregory Koger

June 25, 2013 11:16 PM Abortion, Heroes and Scoundrels

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis is a hero.Texas Sen. Tommy Williams, by contrast, isn’t even a gentleman.Davis is in now in the final three hours of a thirteen-hour ordeal to block a law that would make legal abortions virtually unobtainable in...

By Mark Kleiman

March 06, 2012 12:11 PM “Flexibility” May Be Necessary, But It’s Not Sufficient for Medicaid

There’s a piece by Kate Nocera out today on how states are taking advantage of Medicaid waivers in order to improve their outlook both now, and with the coming implementation of the ACA: Waivers must be “budget neutral,” meaning the...

By Aaron Carroll

August 25, 2011 10:00 AM Governor High Gas Prices

Writing on redstate.com, Erik Erikson says “[Rick] Perry is rapidly becoming the front running and consolidating the lead.” Just speculating, I assume this has to do with his leaderly Texas macho swagger (“He’s a good lookin’ rascal,” said Bill Clinton,...

By Jamie Malanowski