Conservative activist Mary Williams had heard rumors that Texas Governor Rick Perry's head of Texas-Mexico relations was actually a Mexican citizen. When documents she received under the Texas Public Information Act confirmed Helena Colyandro was a legal alien, Williams told friends. Soon, farmers and ranchers in the state received an anonymous letter noting the fact and claiming that Colyandro was not pushing Texas' interests forcefully enough in a water dispute with Mexico. Texas officials have reacted to the controversy by demanding that Williams return the documents she received and tell them everyone she shared the information with, on the grounds that Colyandro's resident alien number is confidential information that was accidentally released.
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At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?