• The Mendoza Line: Florida’s GOP governor calls Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a ‘liberal pussy’
    by Corbin Mendoza on January 18, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    We understand that in the current political environment it can be really tough to tell the difference between real news stories and satire, which is precisely why we're letting you know that the Mendoza Line is a weekly work of satire. Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican governor, labeled Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a “liberal pussy” during a recent visit to Austin meant to show he’s more committed to Trumpism than any other GOP state executive. DeSantis, testing the waters for a 2024 presidential run, was the keynote speaker at least week’s meeting of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation. He used his 40-minute speech to complain about the media, election fraud, big tech, election fraud, president-elect Joe Biden, election fraud, Benghazi, election fraud, masks, election fraud, Kamala Harris, election fraud, social distancing, election fraud and Abbott. “I have a lot of respect for the way Gov. Abbott limited the number of locations for dropping off mail-in ballots,” DeSantis said during the address.…

  • Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's work returns to San Antonio's McNay in forthcoming exhibition
    by Katie Hennessey on January 18, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Members of San Antonio's McNay Art Museum will get special access to upcoming exhibition "Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art," including a preview day, virtual behind-the-scenes tour and special visiting times throughout its run.…

  • Analysis: Is the Texas Capitol a government building or a petri dish?
    by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune on January 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    The Texas Capitol, where lawmakers gather every two years to pass laws, write budgets and argue politics, has a new function in 2021: It’s the incidental scene of a large public health experiment, a human-scale science fair exhibition of intense social interaction during a pandemic. It’s going as you might expect.…