Republican Party of Texas

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Steven Hotze Reams Gays in Conference Call

    If there's one think Steven Hotze has thought long and hard about, it's sex between a man and a boy. As elder statesman of Houston's homophobic right-wingnutters, the doctor (we use that term loosely) wants everyone to know what will happen if the gays aren't forced back into the closet where they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Rick Perry And His Move to Suggest Being Gay Is Like Drinking Too Much

    Is Gov. Rick Perry deliberately trying to embarrass Texas? That's what we began pondering after we saw the news this morning. On Monday evening, Perry continued his tour of California with a stop in San Francisco, yup that would be the city of Harvey Milk and everything, and then Perry opened his mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Gay "Reparative" Therapy: As Idiotic Now as it Was When We Wrote About it Ten Years Ago

    In 2004, a southwest Houston man named Christopher told the Houston Press how he had cured his homosexuality with the help of a "reparative therapy" group called Exodus Ministries. The 37-year-old man had never slept with a woman -- you know, because of all the gay sex -- but he looked forward to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Are Oil and Gas Just False Hope for Texas' Economic Glory?

    Will Texas be Detroit 2.0 complete with village idiots?

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    Packing Heat

    Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson wants to "normalize the sight of an armed citizen."

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Chron Moonwalks Away From Ted Cruz Endorsement

    Remember when the Houston Chronicle endorsed Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate instead of "establishment" conservative David Dewhurst? You don't? Well, they want us to forget it too. They also told us Ted Cruz was "thoughtful." But they don't want you to remember that either. Yesterday, the editors pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    A Timeline of the World, Post-Beyoncé Haircut

    On August 7, in the year of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy 2013, a photo was placed on the official royal Instagram of her Bey-Hiveness Beyoncé. The queen had gotten a haircut. People gasped, women immediately called their beauticians at the stroke of midnight wanting the cut. Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Pin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Winners and Losers of the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster

    If you were anywhere near a computer, a phone, or the Hill Country over the past 24 hours, you'll know that Texas witnessed one of the most memorable, remarkable displays of political will it's ever known. In lieu of allowing nearly 90 percent of the abortion clinics across the state to shutter, Sen ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2013

    Doubling Down: Texas and Casino Gambling

    The Alabama-Coushatta want their casino back. The Texas horse tracks say betting on races isn’t enough. Both see expanded gambling in the state as their ticket to solvency.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Texas Might Finally See the "Crack Cocaine" Gambling Its Citizens Seem to Love

    Cathie Adams knows where she stands on slots. She's done the research. She's conducted the interviews. She's seen what can happen when someone finds their way to the bright, baubly machines from which casinos get a heft of their income. "They're called the crack cocaine of gambling," Adams, preside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Feds Toss Out Texas's Redistricting Maps: Biased Against Minorities, Panel Says

    The Texas GOP's lengthy effort to create redistricting maps that federal judges say don't discriminate against minorities hit another snag today when a three-judge panel in D.C. threw out the latest plan. The judges said the proposed maps failed to meet fairness standards using various tests and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Booing Rick Perry's Plug For Dewhurst? Other Possibilities

    The crowd at the state GOP convention was listening to a very Rick Perry-like speech from Rick Perry when all of a sudden he injected that "my friend David Dewhurst" should be sent to Washington. Then, booing commenced. Or so the lamestream media would have you believe. Perry, ducking reporters af ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2011
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    October 27, 2010

    Voter Intimidation Victim and Witness Come Forward, And Nov. 2 Looms Closer

    Voter intimidation: everyone wants to shift the blame.​No one seems to want to play nice at the voting polls this year. And new names and organizations keep getting involved in the already over-crowded, controversial fray.King Street Patriots/The Tea Party. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The Te ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Ripped Off by the Best

    Famous plagiarizer strikes close to home

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Texas GOP: Thou Shalt Not Go Down On Your Husband, Wife Or Significant Other

    Not sold in Texas​The Texas GOP wrapped up their state convention recently, and adopted a platform that includes the usual stuff about Speak English, Dammit, about showing the Ten Commandments inpublic schools, and all the other hot-button issues they like to push.One thing they don't like: Oral s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Continues To Nail Down The Inside-The-Beltway Vote So Important To The Texas GOP This Year

    ​Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rolled out the big guns today as President George H.W. Bush endorsed her. Coming on the heels of the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State James Baker, Hutchison has ably demonstrated what it takes to win the GOP gubernatorial primary. If it were being run i ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Drinking Pepsi Means You Support Gay Orgies, Totally Reasonable Texan Asserts

    Is Pepsi in bed with the gays? That's what former Texas Republican Party Treasurer and General Counsel Gina Parker Ford believes. Hair Balls knows this because Ford sent us a commentary detailing her outrage over a recent episode of Family Guy that "promote[d] homosexuality, gay orgies and also slan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Cornyn's Killing Noriega, Money-Wise

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega, from Houston, isn’t doing so well in the fundraising department, the Republican Party of Texas is happy to inform us. With a little more than three months remaining in the race, Sen. John Cornyn reportedly raised $1.7 million from some 8,000 contribut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Sic Affair: Evan Smith, Bill Dingus, Tina Benkiser and Tom Craddick

    Just in case you were wondering, yes, Texas politics is still a messy and ethics-challenged affair. The latest hiccup in state politics is a report by the Midland Reporter-Telegram that Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith had a hand in recruiting a candidate to oppose Speaker of the House Tom Craddick. ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    A Date with Dubya'

    Mamas, line up your babies now... Breaking news from the Republican Party of Fort Bend County, Texas (no Tom DeLay didn't switch hairsprays). This, from Gary Gillen, FB's chairman: I am very pleased to inform you that the President of the United States will visit Fort Bend County on the afternoo ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Double-Wide Divide

    Critics say Perry's turnpike plans will take a terrible toll on Texans

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Sign Language

    Traffic problems? One woman's novel guide to getting city action

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best New Republican

    Houston City Councilman Gabe Vasquez

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Banana Republicans

    A Hispanic GOP confab leaves delegates yelling foul

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

  • News

    November 26, 1998
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    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

  • News

    October 8, 1998
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    September 3, 1998

    Rogue Elephant

    Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Angry White Male

    Kicking liberal ass in Aggieland with Professor Gramm

  • News

    November 17, 1994

    What the Tide Brought In

    Meet Smilin' Steve Mansfield, who washed up on the Court of Criminal Appeals