Abbott border policy

Gov. Greg Abbott talks about Operation Lone Star, his state border policy, during a press conference April 1 at the Texas Department of Public Safety Weslaco Regional Office.

Immigration. The U.S.-Mexico border. Wall-building. Abortion rights. Voting rights. Election laws. The Second Amendment and gun rights. Critical race theory. Transgender athletes.

Do those sound like state issues or national issues? When you hear that list — which is representative, but not complete — do you think of it coming from someone seeking a job in Austin or a job in Washington?

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. Contact him at

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