Lou Dubose is a political journalist and was co-author with the late Molly Ivins of three Random House books on George W. Bush. He has also co-written books on Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay, and Karl Rove. He refused his agent's entreaties to write a pre-election book on Rick Perry in 2011 because he knew the Texas governor's intellectual shortcomings would ensure a brief shelf-life for any book. He has edited The Texas Observer and was politics editor for The Austin Chronicle. His work has appeared in The Nation, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, The Globe and Mail, Texas Monthly, the Jesuit magazine America, and The Liberty Vindicator. He has appeared on KGNU, The Rachel Maddow Show, 60 Minutes, Bill Moyers' Now, Fresh Air, The O’Reilly Factor and Al Franken's radio program when Franken had a sense of humor.
For the past five years, Dubose has edited The Washington Spectator, and he currently divides his time between Austin and various U.S. datelines. Over the past year he has filed stories from Alabaster, Alabama; Lummi Nation in Washington State; Raleigh, North Carolina; Geismar, Louisiana; Detroit, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia. He would enthusiastically leave the dystopia that is Texas were his wife, Jeanne Goka, not the principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, an extraordinary public school in Austin.