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Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO

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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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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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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SB4 Backers Curiously Aren't Barking About its Constitutionality

May 5, 2017
They know the measure's unconstitutional, so why bark about it?
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Trumpcare: A Hateful Spectacle

May 5, 2017
It was a hateful spectacle unlike anything this writer has ever seen. U.S. House Republicans were partying their butts off, gleefully celebrating their vote to deny health care to millions of their fellow Americans.
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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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Who’s the boss? A Fight for Final Say

April 17, 2017
Democrats’ urban strength behind Abbott power grab
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Good News, Bad News

April 7, 2017
Good news: common sense from House budget writers - Bad news: Trumpism remains loose across the land
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The Case of the Stolen Donuts

April 3, 2017
The proposed ban on straight-ticket voting may lead to renewed federal supervision of voting laws.
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Will Bigger Border Wall Help Texas?

April 2, 2017
GOP is quick to abandon private-property rights
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Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

March 20, 2017
The Session at the Halfway Point: GOP Lawmakers Can't See the Forest Fires for the Trees
Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

Bathroom Bill Badness: $5 Million in Taxpayer Money for Sen. Lucio’s “Bathroom Bill” Yes Vote?

March 19, 2017
The lone Senate Democrat to support the “bathroom bill” was accused by many in his own party of being a “complete sellout.”
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Prohibitions on Dues Deductions Punishes Professionals

March 5, 2017
Huffman's bill seeks to punish some union members because they sometimes challenge authority and authority doesn’t like that.
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Want More Economic Freedom? Turn to the Democrats

March 3, 2017
The GOP has pulled off a long con, reducing economic opportunity and making Americans less free, while Democrats forgot to remind voters their own polices are aimed at economic security and opportunity.

Sanctuary from GOP Lies About “Sanctuary Cities”

February 17, 2017
GOP leaders are misleading voters about so-called sanctuary cities and terrorizing Hispanic families and communities with unconstitutional actions.

Abbott and Co. are Disenfranchising Metropolitan Voters

February 6, 2017
What, local voters, made you think you could have a say in how good your schools are? Or whether or not your public hospitals remain open?

Of Bigot Burgs and Shock-Jockery

February 3, 2017
An unseemly pattern is emerging among some Republican leaders. Why are all their targets people of color?
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