Skip navigation.
The Texas Blue
Advancing Progressive Ideas


Early Results in the GA Senate Race

With a little over half the vote in, Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss leads the Democratic challenger, Jim Martin, by a roughly 60/40 margin. Still largely outstanding are Atlanta's Fulton and DeKalb counties, which are likely to erase a large part of Chambliss' lead; they are the two most populous counties in Georgia, and Fulton County went 2-to-1 and DeKalb nearly 4-to-1 for Martin in the general election.

Looking Ahead To 2010

There's a lot of good reading in this Houston Chronicle article that discusses Houston Mayor Bill White's hypothetical chances of running for Governor in 2010 and what kind of odds he would face. Overall, it's a really good rundown of the lay of the land interwoven with some conventional wisdom from both sides of the aisle.

Rick Perry's Jabs At Washington Are Really About Hutchison

The Houston Chronicle provides an interesting analysis of why Governor Rick Perry has been loudly complaining about the federal government: he's trying to preemptively weaken any gubernatorial run by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Liberals Love America

I know I said we'd be taking Thanksgiving off, but I was sent an article by email that I wanted to share with you to save you a bit of grief at the dinner table -- and, perhaps, remind us of what we have to be thankful for as Americans.

Attention Neiman Marcus Shoppers...

From the state where John McCain flip-flopped on principle, when he mentioned he thought Saxby Chambliss' campaigning against Max Cleland in 2002 was reprehensible before he decided that he wouldn't let a little thing like dignity stand in the way of being a Republican, there's still one final election to be held before we close the books on the 2008 election cycle.

Democratic Senate Candidate Rick Noriega Met With Barack Obama

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that former Democratic Senate candidate and current state representative Rick Noriega met with President-Elect Barack Obama today in Chicago.

The R Word

Is anyone out there still saying we might not be in a recession? Because the evidence isn't looking too rosy for that viewpoint.

Franken By 27?

Who does regression analysis on a recount, for goodness' sake?

Former AG Jim Mattox Dies, 65

Former congressman and Texas attorney general Jim Mattox passed away last night, the Chronicle reports.

Bill White Appoints Task Force to Overhaul Electricity Grid

The Chronicle is reporting that Houston Mayor Bill White has commissioned a task force to overhaul the long-suffering electricity grid in Houston.

Syndicate content