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“I Love America” – Steinbeck, Trump and American Cheaters

October 24, 2016
Texas Republicans are hugging Trump like children do a binky blanket -- hoping their shared guilt is less damaging than alienating key GOP primary voters.
Trump Cruz Abbott Patrick

It is Time the Adults Drove the Political Puppies from the Room

October 9, 2016
If you believe the system is responsible, then change the system. Dramatically.

The Right's Unholy Attacks on Nonexistent 'Sanctuary Cities'

October 3, 2016
At the moment there are no sanctuary cities in Texas. Makes one wonder what all the fuss is about, doesn’t it?

Hostilities at Hofstra? The First Presidential Debate of 2016

September 25, 2016
Another term for empty celebrity is empty suit, and that is exactly how Clinton should regard Trump.
Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump Debate

Prospects for School Privatization Schemes

September 21, 2016
Is it just a coincidence that private school funding schemes are gaining steam as a far more diverse bunch of kids are sitting in our public classrooms?
Prospects for Texas school privatization schemes

My Elementary School Teachers: Donald Trump Fails Citizenship

September 16, 2016
The question is, will the classroom of America let itself be intimidated and overlook Donald’s contempt for everyone but himself? Is it really possible he could be elected class president?
Donald Trump Fails Citizenship

Hide the Apple Pie: Texas Leaders Make Motherhood More Dangerous

September 10, 2016
GOP leaders have given Texas the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world
Mothers Dying in Texas

The Right's Relentless War on Commuter Rail

September 2, 2016
Dream big, they say, but take account of decades of dashed dreams when it comes to cures for traffic.
Lone Star Rail

Nincompoopery, The Political Rise of the Ridiculous

August 22, 2016
Texas and the nation seem caught in the same kind of irrelevant nincompoopery
Donald Trump Loves Texas

Paying For the Suffering of Others: The Barbarism of Texas’ Medicaid Blockade

August 15, 2016
Texas Republicans Continue to Block the Way for Health Coverage for Millions
Greg Abbott

Hush, Hush, Thought I Heard Them Calling Your Name

August 11, 2016
The newest state hush money scandal, this one at AG’s child support division, should receive state, federal investigations.

Democrats’ positivity likely to win out over Trump ego

August 9, 2016
Whatever else might happen — and we’ve come to expect the unexpected — the themes set during the conventions will remain the focus of the campaigns.

Trump Tornado Might Trounce GOP in Texas

June 21, 2016
Get too close to Trump, and you're casting your fate to a dangerous wind.
Trump Tornado Might Trounce GOP in Texas

Children of the Damned? It’s the Adults Who Are Creepy, Not the Kids

June 13, 2016
A glance at the consequences of Texas policy reveals a certain fear and disdain for children among the state's Republican leadership.
Greg Abbott & Donald Trump

The Supreme Self-Regard of Texas Republican Leaders

June 10, 2016
Republicans dominate Texas state government. Consequently, they believe the state-level government is the supreme government, the feds and the locals be damned.
Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton

The Emergency Leave Scandal is Worse Than You Think

June 6, 2016
Attorney General Ken Paxton, Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller are among the culprits abusing the emergency leave provisions.
Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, Sid Miller

Texas Agencies’ “Hush Money” Settlements May Not Bind Employees to Silence

June 3, 2016
Apparently, Ken Paxton, George P. Bush and others misused an obscure “emergency leave” provision to pay hush money to departing employees.
Hush Money

The Icky Bathroom Obsessions of the Right

May 27, 2016
Republican lawmakers are using transgender people as a scapegoat to draw attention away from the issues that matter.
The GOP's Icky Obsession with Bathrooms