For John, BLUF: Don't look for balance from the NYT. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at The International New York Times Columnist Gail Collins has at Texas politics, "Texas Strikes Again". It is your typical collection of all the weirdness that is politics in Texas. Being part of the NYT empire it is long on Republican weirdness. For instance, Governor Rick Perry and Senator Ted Cruz get a little snark. The nephew of President George W Bush gets the treatment.
“My friends and family call me George P, so feel free to call me P,” the 37-year-old energy consultant and son of Jeb told CNN. This was one of his more expansive interviews during a campaign that has mainly involved driving around the state in a bus while keeping as far away from reporters as humanly possible. P’s genius for avoiding the media is so profound that, in a primal moan of despair, The Austin American-Statesman endorsed his primary opponent, a businessman who advocates barring children of illegal immigrants from public schools.Well, the "good news" is that Ms Collins is not an equal opportunity offender. The leading Democrat in the race for Governor, State Senator Wendy Davis, gets a pass on her own antics.
Notwithstanding the obvious snark and prejudice, it is an interesting read.
Regards — Cliff