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Texan. Metro columnist, @HoustonChron.
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Sep 9, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
My Sunday column in @HoustonChron—with an addendum for those of you who want to #StopKavanaugh: houstonchronicle.com/news/columnist… 1/ 2/ You’ve heard of the @BetoORourke v @tedcruz race, right?

The thing is, Texas has a number of competitive statewide races this cycle, one of which is for attorney general.

The incumbent, @KenPaxtonTX, is under indictment, an ideologue, and even less likable than Cruz.
Jul 26, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
And, it's hard to quantify the impact of uncertainty, of course. But Texas has *less* uncertainty than most states, in a sense, because the "Texas model" is in the constitution, which establishes a limited and lean STATE government. 1/ 2/ That's essentially why Texas has historically been pro-business. We can't afford to NOT be pro-business. Which is, in turn, one of the reasons *business* has historically been pro-Texas. It's not just the model itself, it's the fact that you can plan around it.
Jul 16, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Yes, we can. Whether we will is a different question, of course, but I don't think #HelsinkiSummit made that less likely, tbh. 1/ The thing is, what happened today was *entirely predictable.* Here is an excerpt from a piece I wrote, in December 2015. texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/a-l…
Jul 14, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
Ok so, a few things about this, because as @baseballcrank says both sides are demanding that everyone pick a team and it's extremely inane and annoying 1/ This article, by @JoshuaMZeitz, is not particularly obnoxious by the standards of the genre, but I doubt Rs will find it persuasive. Let me highlight this passage: