Not that the office of district attorney isn't political anyway. In the old days when the Republican old guard dangled the local district attorney on puppet strings, the office functioned as a kind of collection agency for the well connected. Walk away from a deal with one of those guys, and the dis ... More >>
First, a bit of background. For the past several months, Battleground Texas has been laying the groundwork for a Democratic takeover of Texas. It will be a long process, requiring the development of the on-the-ground political infrastructure needed to reliably turn out Democrats to vote, Latino ones ... More >>
So who is this Democrat judge, Lena Levario, who not only stands up to Democratic Party golden boy Craig Watkins, our embattled district attorney, but holds him in contempt of court? Does she not understand the most basic tenet of Dallas County Democratic Party philosophy -- that Dr. King died so th ... More >>
It's clear and has been for a while that, barring a wholesale shift in the worldview of both Republicans and Latino voters, demographic shifts will turn Texas into a Democratic state. Eventually. That's what San Antonio's political wonderkinder Joaquin and Julian Castro were talking about on Sunday ... More >>
What will Ron Kirk do when he returns to Dallas after leaving the Obama cabinet next month? If I had to bet, I'd say he won't return to Dallas, which will be a shame. If he did come home, maybe he could do something about these local Democrats. Former Dallas mayor Kirk is getting high marks from bo ... More >>
Uber-Republican billionaire Harold Simmons is Dallas' biggest player in the presidential money game, having pledged to pump $36 million into the election by November. But Dallas has a well-heeled partisan on the other side of the aisle in Naomi Aberly, and she's doing her part to make this the most ... More >>
Someone has shown the Texas Democratic Party the video creator apps on YouTube, and the results are Lego George W. Bush, a joke about santorum (the frothy kind), a version of Rick Perry that looks like a rotund funeral home director and some jabs at sweater vests. Politicians, please start making ... More >>
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a very confusing ruling in the case involving Dallas County's voting machines -- a case, you'll recall, that stemmed from Linda Harper-Brown's 19-vote victory over Democrat Bob Romano in 1998. Long story short: The Texas Democratic Party (represent ... More >>
With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks
Wait...we voted for who?
With Dems likes these, who needs the GOP?
That's the problem with the Democratic Party--anyone can join
Richardson stylist mixes politics and hair
It's Howard's party; buy if you want to
Dems bolt for Albuquerque
Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out
These candidates don't need your vote; they have each other
John WorldPeace thinks he can take the governor's office, one poison phone call at a time
Moribund Dallas County Democrats set their sights on judgeships
Paging Mr. Gerry Mander:
Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.
Mary Ann Huey may be the Democrats' sacrificial lamb, but at least she's cheery about it
Fearless reformer or legal terrorist? Bobby Wightman-Cervantes makes a run for the Senate. The Texas Bar says he should have his head examined.
Down but not out, local Democrats
show feeble signs of life
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins is no longer seeking a federal bench, but his days of public service are far from over
Candidate R.D. Rucker explains the joy of sex and the problems of an elected judiciary
State Democrats rebuild from the grassroots up