“Somebody has to step up,” Wendy Davis observed one evening in late May over drinks at the bar of the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. “As long as the Democrats continue to buy into the same bullshit that some of the Republicans are saying—‘Oh no, it’s Texas, it’s hopeless’—and continue to act like it won’t happen for six, eight, twelve, sixteen years from now, that perpetuates the problem.” — Sneak peek at our August cover story The Life and Death (and Life?) of the Party, on newsstands next week.
APRIL ISSUE, OUT NOW! John Spong on the demise of the Dixie Chicks, Skip Hollandsworth gives you a story about a woman’s basketball team that’s straight outta “A League of Their Own”, @jordanbreal goes antiquing Round Top style and @ericagrieder wants to know who’s afraid of lil’ old Texas? All this, for you gentle reader! (at Texas Monthly)