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Best of the Week: Absent Abbott's Not-So-Special Session

July 14, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

5 Ways Texas GOP Will Try to Screw Texans Over During Governor Abbott’s Special Session

June 30, 2017
Governor Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature, putting the lives and rights of Texans on the line to score Republican primary points.
5 Ways Texas Republicans Will Try Screw Texans Over During Gov. Abbott’s Special Session

Abbott's Pick-Up Sticks Play Politics with Special Session

June 27, 2017
Outnumbered Democrats are valiantly trying to remind them that there’s a future coming that the state is woefully unprepared to meet.
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Branding, Political Tribes, Health Care and Holidays from Thinking

June 25, 2017
GOP health care plans make it plain that it’s time to break out of tribal political thinking and begin thinking for ourselves.
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Best of the Week - June 10th

June 10, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

Hilarious: Ted Cruz gets played off in the middle of speech

June 8, 2017
Even the Faith & Freedom Coalition is tired of hearing Ted's voice. Watch Ted get played off in the middle of his speech (20-second mark).Even the Faith & Freedom Coalition is tired of hearing Ted's voice. Watch Ted get played off in the middle of his speech (20-second mark).
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Ted Cruz Attacks Net Neutrality - Opponents Respond with July 12 Action

June 7, 2017
What is the line between a government and private internet service providers, or ISP’s, manipulating the public’s internet access?
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Voting Rights, Shmoting Rights: Updates To Texas Voting Laws

June 2, 2017
Texas does not have a great record when it comes to voter participation - and it seems that some politicians would like to keep it that way.
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Best of the Week - May 27th

May 27, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

Houston Democrat Lays Out History of Voter Suppression

May 26, 2017
State Rep. Jarvis Johnson laid out the history of racially discriminatory, voter suppression laws in opposing Republican's newest voter ID bill, Senate Bill 5. "'The poll tax was not about race,' so they said. 'The literacy test was not about race,' so they said. 'The grandfather clause was not about race,' so they said."
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Trump Can Fire Comey But He Can't Fire Us

May 21, 2017
Trump is stuck with his narcissism, hollowness, greed and authoritarian ways.
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Best of the Week - May 20th

May 20, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

There is a Carnival on the Edge of Town

May 19, 2017
As the 2017 regular legislative session nears its end, we ponder the unfortunate consequences of today’s political circus
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Local Leaders From Across Texas Launch “Summer of Resistance”

May 16, 2017
"Summer of Resistance” is a coordinated effort to fight back against the Texas GOP’s racist, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, SB4.
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GOP Plan Would Continue Decades of Expensive Health Care

May 14, 2017
We’ll be poorer. We’ll be sicker. We’ll die sooner.
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Extremist Tea Partiers Traffic an Anti-Woman Agenda

May 11, 2017
All Republicans, their names are: Jonathan Stickland (Bedford), Matt Rinaldi (Irving), Matt Shaheen (Plano), Matt Schaeffer (Tyler), Kyle Biedermann (Frederickburg), and Tony Tinderholt (Arlington)
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Texas Lawmakers are Locked in the Bathroom

May 1, 2017
If the Texas Legislature is going to waste time, they should do so on something less mean-spirited, less regressive and less discriminatory.
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So Much for GOP’s Sanctimonious ‘Rule of Law’ Chant

April 27, 2017
The So-Called ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Is Clearly Unconstitutional and the GOP Knows It.
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Gun Rights Extremists Push to Repeal Mandatory Gun Licensing

April 20, 2017
GOP legislators focus on unlicensed carry, ignoring law enforcement.
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