Rick Perry sits at the top of one of the country's most conservative state Republican parties, having forged a coalition of economic, religious and social conservatives that helped him become the state's longest-serving governor — and poised for a national political run.Full Story
Jim Hightower is a nationally syndicated columnist and radio commentator as well as a prominent liberal activist.
In the 1960s, he served as a legislative aide to Democratic U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough. He returned to Texas and took over as editor of The Texas Observer in 1976. After a failed run for a spot on the Texas Railroad Commission ...
Grissom on the fall of Norma Chávez; M. Smith and Ramsey on the runoffs, the results, and the aftermath; Hu on the Tea Party's birthday party; Thevenot and Stiles on the path between schools and prisons; Ramshaw on prosecutors' reaction to helping hands from Austin; Hamilton on self-appointed lawyers; Galbraith on property rights and power lines; Aguilar and Grissom sit down with the mayor of Juárez to talk about his crime-ridden city; Kraft on telling the stories of Texans and other Americans who died in Vietnam; Ramsey on slots and horses and casinos; and Hamilton goes on a field trip with Jim Hightower to hear the history of populism. The best of our best from April 5 to 9, 2010.Full Story
He may be able to address complex issues in his two-minute radio broadcasts, but some of Jim Hightower's distinctive storytelling begs for more time.Full Story