Closing Session

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Sunday | 9:00 AM

Hogg Memorial Auditorium

A Conversation with John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

A rare joint sit-down with our senior and junior senators: How Texas is faring in Washington, rebuilding after Harvey, the state of conservatism and more.

Supported by Southwest Airlines and Google

Sunday | 10:30 AM

Hogg Memorial Auditorium

The New Abnormal

Our much-anticipated annual roundtable: Five of the nation’s best political commentators try to make sense of 2017 and look ahead to 2018 and beyond. 

Chris Cillizza

Reporter and Editor at Large for CNN Politics

Ben Domenech

Publisher of The Federalist and Host of "The Federalist Radio Hour"

Virginia Heffernan

Cultural Critic and Co-Host of Slate's Trumpcast

Indira Lakshmanan

Columnist for The Boston Globe Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at the Poynter Institute

Charles P. Pierce

Writer at Large for Esquire Magazine

Evan Smith  (mod.)

CEO of The Texas Tribune

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