Offering unrivaled coverage of the Lone Star State, TEXAS POLITICS TODAY, ENHANCED, 18th Edition helps you to think critically, get active and find your own place in the current political arena. Reflecting the latest trends and issues, it offers expanded coverage of ideology and social issues, Texas demographic changes, the rising importance of Latinos in Texas politics and the growing role of social and digital media. It also includes special focus on such key issues as immigration, LGBT politics, gun control policies, abortion laws, the culture wars in education and more. First person essays from the governor, political activists, campaign consultants and others illustrate how Texas politics works in real-world practice. The text closes the gap between political theory and practice, and shows you how Texas compares with other states. Also available: MindTap.