Evan Smith is the Editor in Chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org; in the pages of the New York Times; and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including nine Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, two general excellence awards from the Online News Association, and IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. Before co-founding the Tribune, Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor in Chief. On his watch, Texas Monthly twice won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.
Full video of Evan Smith's April 19 TribLive conversation with state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth.Full Story
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, explained why she won't sign the governor's budget compact — and why tax exemptions should be on the table.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, talked about why she thinks she can get re-elected in a GOP district — and why the liberal label doesn't fit.Full Story
Aaronson maps Medicaid patients' access to pharmacies, Aguilar on Mexicans in exile, Batheja on an unlikely threat to a veteran lawmaker's re-election, Galbraith and Murphy interactively track reservoir levels around the state, Grissom on the ringleaders who rule the state's largest youth lockup, Hamilton on how much Texas professors are paid, Ramsey on who's conservative, Ramshaw and Tan on the latest Planned Parenthood kerfuffle, Root on what Santorum's exit means for the Texas primary, and parts 4 (by M. Smith) and 5 (by Tan and Dehn) of our series on school district closures: The best of our best content from April 9-13, 2012.Full Story
Showing no signs of quitting the 2012 race, Ron Paul is attacking his Republican rivals in a new ad as a "debt-raising fiscal liberal," a "moon colony guy" and a "moderate from Massachusetts" — and playing up his Texanness.Full Story
At our Hot Seat conversation at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, state Reps. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, and Tryon Lewis, R-Odessa, and state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, discussed cuts to public and higher education and other by-products of the 82nd Session.Full Story
At last Friday's Hot Seat conversation at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, state Rep. Tryon Lewis, R-Odessa, and state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, talked about the impact of cuts to public education.
At last Friday's Hot Seat conversation at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, state Reps. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, and Tryon Lewis, R-Odessa, and state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, declined to endorse their party's likely 2012 presidential nominee.
Aaronson interactively maps Texas Medicaid providers, Aguilar talks legalization with the head of the Drug Policy Alliance, Galbraith on farmers watering what they know won't grow, Grisson sits down with exoneree Michael Morton, Hamilton on the elusive $10,000 college degree, Murphy et al. update the 2012 election brackets, Ramsey on Bill Ratliff's frank budget analysis, Ramshaw on a hospital where the overweight need not apply, Root on Joe Straus' primary opponent and Tan rounds up reactions to the Supreme Court's health care hearings: The best of our best content from March 26-30, 2012.Full Story
Full video of Evan Smith's March 22 TribLive conversation with former state Rep. Paul Sadler, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler unhesitatingly argued against repealing the Affordable Care Act.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler laid out the case against his possible general election opponent, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.Full Story
Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz is selling his "proven conservative record" in his first TV ad of the U.S. Senate campaign, telling GOP primary voters, "You know what you're getting."Full Story
On Sunday night at the LBJ Library in Austin, Game Change co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann talked about the HBO movie based on their best-selling book as well as the 2012 presidential campaign.Full Story