Post Date: January 2012

Less Resistance to Gov. Perry than to Candidate Perry

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

Lame duck or not, Rick Perry is still the Republican governor of a strongly Republican state. In Texas, he controls the levers of government, muzzles the news media and has no meaningful political opposition.

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Keywords: Governor, Rick Perry

Rick Perry Returns to Texas, and to Texas Politics

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

The underlying fundamentals that buttressed Gov. Rick Perry's political power in the state are not much changed, and they suggest that the governor will reassert his powerful presence in Texas politics now that he is back.

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Keywords: Rick Perry