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Samuel J. Abrams

Professor, Sarah Lawrence College

Samuel J. Abrams is professor of Politics at Sarah Lawrence College and a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Wright is wrong about Texas: Austin is not Texas

While rural areas in Texas are more conservative than metropolitan ones, the state’s urban conurbations — San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston — are ideologically diverse, and do not particularly lean to the left or right. They are absolutely not isolated liberal islands surrounded by conservative seas. Only Austin is the outlier with its sharp left-of-center tendencies.