In spite of several indisputably bad candidates on either side of the aisle, apparently tens of thousands of Harris County residents are still going to vote straight ticket.
Maybe those people are just lazy. Maybe it gives them a jolt of pride or even spite, as in "I am going to stick it to those i ... More >>
In the grand scheme of things, the bigger the election, generally the more attention it gets and the more distantly removed it is from our day to day activities. Sure, voting for school board members and county tax collectors isn't as sexy as voting for president, but it is more likely to affect you ... More >>
The Houston Chronicle gets a lot of things right. Their investigations are often dogged, and their prose is usually limpid and easy to navigate. Everyone knows -- including us -- they do most of the journalistic heavy lifting in this town, evidenced by a comment a fellow reporter recently made: "Jus ... More >>
Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos was soundly defeated in her GOP-primary re-election race yesterday, a result that greatly cheered the nearly 100 prosecutors who hd left the DAs office in her single term.
Many of them were at the victory party for Mike Anderson, the former prosecutor who g ... More >>
The Houston Bar Association has released its judicial qualification poll for this year's primaries, and it's clear two candidates aren't viewed favorably: Criminal Court of Appeals Justice Sharon Keller and Harris County DA Pat Lykos.
Since the overwhelming number of people who take part in the sur ... More >>