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2017: Trump, Abbott, Patrick Obscene Grabs for Power

December 15, 2017
The year is drawing to a close with long-overdue revelations of sexual harassment and abuse of women by men of power and wealth.

Caddies Versus the Thimbleriggers: Examining the GOP Tax Plan

November 27, 2017
By now, 37 years after Ronald Reagan was elected (the same year Caddyshack was released, by the by) and began selling America on so-called trickle-down economics, you’d think all Americans would have wised up.
Trickle down GOP tax plan

John Cornyn's Missing Spine

October 27, 2017
At this point, is there any form of bigotry Senator John Cornyn won't support in the name of his party?

Texas: 2016 first-time votes favored Democrats by margin of 5-to-1

October 20, 2017
Much of the state's voter growth has come from 2012 to 2016 - and continues to heavily favors Democrats

Texas Anti-Abortion Group Misused Millions in State Grants, Faces Potential Criminal Charges

September 27, 2017
The millions this potentially criminal, anti-abortion group received is just the tip of iceberg. Under the leadership of Gov. Abbott, the state hands out millions more to other shady anti-abortion groups every year.
Carol Everett Heidi Group Anti-Abortion Texas

Amid Harvey Recovery, Houston Fights to Defend Marriage Equality in Texas

September 21, 2017
Houston is fighting Texas GOP’s insidious attempt to relitigate marriage equality and discriminate against LGBTQ Texans.
Texas Marriage Equality Fight Houston

Ted Cruz's explicit...policies

September 12, 2017
More shameful than Cruz's late night Twitter habits are the explicit policies he promotes.

John Cornyn ignores DREAMer

September 7, 2017
Watch how Texas Senator John Cornyn treats this brave DREAMer. Disgusting.  Footage via United We Dream

Resist Trump’s Cruel DREAMer Decision

September 5, 2017
Call Cruz, Cornyn, and your congressperson
Stand with DREAMers

The Troubling Casualness of Racism Among Texas Republicans

August 18, 2017
It doesn't take a statute to find out – a look at the history books shows a troubling pattern of behavior.
Abbott, Patrick, Trump

Women’s Reproductive Rights Thrown Under Bus (Again) in Gov. Abbott’s Special Session

August 16, 2017
In a legislature still dominated by men, women's rights got steamrolled. Three of the 12 bills passed during the special legislative session involve restricting Texas women’s right to access abortion.

Texas Lawmakers Denounce White Supremacy Rally

August 14, 2017
Texas lawmakers - led by State Representative Helen Giddings (D- DeSoto) – denounced racism and terrorism in Charlottesville and called on Texas A&M University to block a white supremacist rally planned for September 11.
Giddings

Texas Women Lawmakers Fight Back Against Latest Anti-Abortion Bill

August 10, 2017
Texas anti-abortion politicians passed a bill banning all insurance plans in Texas from covering abortion, forcing women to buy separate, more expensive, coverage or to pay out of pocket. But not without a fight lead by progressive women lawmakers.
Abortion Access Blocked

Political Dollars and Dangling Participles

July 28, 2017
The enormous sums donors give state Republican officeholders raise especially disturbing questions in a one-party state like Texas.

Ted Cruz Meets Betrayal

July 28, 2017
Betrayal is when you represent the state with the highest rate of uninsured in the nation
Ted Cruz

Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week

July 28, 2017
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, at Governor Abbott’s behest, orchestrated a cruel act of political theater with very real and devastating consequences on Texans’ lives.
Dan Patrick

Special Session Might Be Known as "the Summer the Music Died"

July 19, 2017
Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others are becoming the government equivalents of helicopter parents.