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The spring of every year is marked by two things: the arrival of the Masters and the beginning of primary elections. The United States is a two-party political system; Republicans and Democrats who battle it out every year in November to decide who gets to represent us. The primary election is how the members of each party decide who represents their ideas and opinions the best and should, therefore, represent their party in the general...

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The political realm of Texas was shocked this past week when Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced that he would not be running for re-election for House seat 121, a seat he has held since 2005. He had faced a number of challengers from the right but was never seriously close to being upset.  He always managed to win over 60 percent of the vote in the primary. Due, in part, to his relationship...