From the Editor: Why So Many (Still) Move Here

From the Editor: Why So Many (Still) Move Here

December-Editor-Letter-Being-Texan-BookOne of the questions I get asked most often, by Texans and especially by friends elsewhere, is why, even as our state enacts broadly unpopular policies on everything from abortion access and voting rights to our chronically unreliable electric grid, new transplants continue to outpace departing Texans at a rate of about 3,800 a week, arriving from locations as far-flung as Mexico City, Miami, and Mumbai. My reply starts with the observation that according to multiple opinion polls, the state’s recent legislation doesn’t reflect the views of most Texans. Those laws instead cater to the roughly 4 percent of the population that decides Republican primary contests. In recent years, winning the GOP primary has been tantamount to getting elected, thanks in part to the fecklessness of…View Original Post

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