A data blog, by Ryan Murphy and Becca Aaronson.
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A blog about our public opinion surveys (and everyone else's).
What you need to know each weekday.
Our weekly panel of Capitol insiders weigh in on issues of the moment.
The week's news through song
Ever hear something about Texas politics or public policy and wonder what it is? Ask Texplainer.
In which I forgive the mayor of Houston for B.S.ing me last Friday.
The latest addition to our elected officials directory: a listing of every staffer (we think) who works for a member of the Texas Legislature.
We've made it easier for you to push our stories out to the world — out to your world — on Facebook and Twitter.
We've set up our first Twitter list, aggregating the feeds of 58 tweeting Texas elected officials
This afternoon, the Chronicle reprinted a Tribune story, in its entirety, online -- and the world did not end.
One of the persistent comments we heard after going live last Tuesday was: Why can't you provide an RSS feed for your original news stream, and, more broadly, why isn't the site set up in a way that enables the RSS habits and preferences of your users? Done and done.
On the subject of nits picked -- in a very good way -- Aron Pilhofer of the New York Times just posted a long and thoughtful critique of our site.
Forty-eight hours or so have passed since we opened for business, and your cards and letters -- more like your tweets and e-mails -- are telling us much of what we need to know about the changes you'd like to see to our site, things that would enhance your experience.
I don't blame Leibowitz for making such a fuss about this, and I don't blame Sullivan either. They're just doing their jobs. As are our pollsters. As are we all.
For those of us who willingly quit good jobs with big media companies to join an untried journalism start-up with an untested business model, this site, this thing, is the expression of our ideals, the realization of our dreams, and the validation of our faith. We're enormously proud, every one of us, of what we're doing and why. We're awed and cowed by what we've been able to produce so quickly and on a relative shoestring (relative, that is, compared to the budgets we lived within and among just a few months ago). And we've barely gotten started.