Joe Straus, a Republican from San Antonio who has been elected speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, is the first Jew to hold the position since Texas became a state. What do you think?


"Stupid, deceptively Christian-sounding surname. They should really list candidates' faiths on the ballot."

Brady Roren • Collections Manager

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"And people say we aren't progressive! Why just the other—quick! Look down. Here comes a black man."

Ian Posdal • Office Assistant

"This is clear evidence that the dialectical nature of cultural politics eventually creates pathways for Jews to adapt to traditionally non-Semitic institutions. Y'all."

Chloe Ballwahn • Professor