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Lincoln Dow

Political director, Texas Students United


Lincoln Dow is a native Texan and the Political Director for Texas Students United, a student-led political action committee working to strengthen education and defend equality for all scholars. He currently studies at St. John’s School in Houston.

Latest Columns

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

If Democrats are serious about making Texas competitive, relying on the national political environment or enthusiasm for one particular candidate is insufficient. Republican Pete Flores’ victory in SD-19 demonstrates clearly that the Texas Democratic Party must undergo significant reform and begin rebuilding its county-by-county infrastructure to effectively compete with Republicans.

Bathroom bills in Texas reveal larger GOP tensions

The Texas GOP's unlikely marriage of business-minded, free-market capitalists and socially conservative, often Christian traditionalists has survived and thrived because until recently, the two divisions have found little reason to clash with each other in the Legislature. This year, however, the infamous bathroom bill fight started to indicate growing strains in the GOP. If this keeps up, pro-business Republicans might soon find themselves forced out of the party.