Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Texas Republican Uses Slur in Committee Hearing

Texas Republicans claim to aim for a more inclusive party, and Greg Abbott claims to be running an inclusive campaign, yet Republicans remain as entrenched and divisive as ever. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Abbott Appeals Marriage Ban, Refuses Petitions

Greg Abbott is proving—once again—just how out of touch and wrong for Texas he is. Continue reading this post »

Monday, July 28, 2014
Debunking the Texas Miracle Part 1 - Job Growth
Ed. note: This post is the first in a four-part series exposing Greg Abbott and Rick Perry's economic myths of the so-called 'Texas miracle.'
Monday, July 28, 2014
PAC Gives Greg Abbott $127,000, Gets Sweetheart Deal in Return

Just like he has with predatory lenders and chemical companies, it appears that Greg Abbott is using the powers of his office to reward Continue reading this post »

Sunday, July 27, 2014
New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

Big news this weekend - the New York Times editorial board endorsed marijuana regulation, arguing it should be a state issue and not a federal crime: Continue reading this post »

Friday, July 25, 2014
How to Talk to Your Crazy Uncle About Immigration

Ever since Republicans decided that children fleeing from unspeakable violence are the perfect pawns for their political games, it seems that immigration is all over the news. We imagine it's a topic that comes up other places, too - at the dinner table, around the office, or even on a summer road trip. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Another Abbott Predatory Lender Crony Fined $10M

Earlier this month, the U.S. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Texas Does Not Have Standardized Students

Katie Plemmons is a young teacher from Del Valle ISD. She works 50-60 hour weeks, spending money out of her pocket for classroom supplies. And in a wonderful opinion piece, she articulates the challenges of being a teacher in Texas. Continue reading this post »


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