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Will Bigger Border Wall Help Texas?

April 2, 2017
GOP is quick to abandon private-property rights
Border Wall

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.
Bad Union Bill

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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In Contempt of America

January 27, 2017
If leaders were required to treat citizens with the respect and deference afforded our judges, today’s Donald Trump-led GOP would be found in contempt of all of us.

Will Legislature be All Engine Noise and No Action?

January 23, 2017
Pedal to metal or slow ride, this session will be a wreck

We Will Respect Trump When Trump Respects Us

January 20, 2017
Does anyone see any sign in Trump that he respects any of us, Republican, Democrat or Independent?
Inauguration 2017

"Liberty and Justice for All" is not a tall tale

January 13, 2017
Demanding a fair shot for all at a life of dignity and prosperity is what progressives have been about all along

How Rick Perry Could Save the World as Energy Secretary

January 9, 2017
The last thing we want is Perry getting close to one button or another and asking a technician, “Hey, what does this do?”

The GOP Votes for Suffering

January 9, 2017
Congressional Republicans and their co-conspirators around the country are slobbering all over themselves at the prospect of repealing Obamacare.

Privatizing schools reroutes public money to rich, cronies

December 12, 2016
This siphoning of money from public education for all is happening at a time when Texas still falls far short of adequate funding for our children’s education.
Dan Patrick Loves Vouchers, Hates Public Schools

Imperial Donald Trump: Bent Knees Stay Bent

December 11, 2016
The authoritarian style has, to some degree, already captivated many on the Right
King Donald Trump

Fate of the Golden Door--Trump and Immigration

December 2, 2016
Trump’s dreams, true or false, are real nightmares for Latinos, Muslims and other targets of his cruel and abusive threats.
Donald Trump Immigration Nightmare for America

Ending Medicare and Other Nightmares

November 20, 2016
Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and their Texas GOP followers are about to lose a political safety net of their own.
Trump Texas Republican GOP Monster

What Does the 2016 Election Mean for Texas?

November 13, 2016
Trump truly is unfit to be president by any and every measure. His is not the Texas way. And Texas may just lead the way out of the nightmare.

Our Democracy is Meant to Deny the Demagogues

November 12, 2016
Donald Trump is the type the U.S. Constitution is supposed to save America from