Friday, March 7, 2014
Why the Tea Party is (Still) Wrong About the IRS

Last year Progress Texas led the national pushback against wild-eyed Tea Party claims against the IRS. But a year later, Tea Party members of congress are still complaining about extra scrutiny applied to groups. Why?

Groups like the Tea Party - and Progress Texas - receive tax-exempt status when we prove that our primary purpose is for political education and not electoral campaigns. Continue reading this post »

Friday, February 28, 2014
Rape Survivor Tells Greg Abbott - Ted Nugent is a Predator

In her own words, here is Nicole's story:

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Meet "Democrat" Kesha Rogers: Worse Than Ted Cruz

5/28/14 Update: Last night David Alameel defeated Kesha Rogers in the Texas Primary Runoff. An overwhelming margin, 72.4%, voted for Alameel and left Kesha with only 27.6% of the vote. Alameel will face Cornyn in November. 

We’ve pointed out before why Ted Cruz doesn’t deserve your vote or political support. However, there’s someone else running for office - as a Democrat - who could make it onto the ballot...and makes Cruz look like a stand up citizen in comparison.

Her name is Kesha Rogers and she thinks Obama starting a thermonuclear war is a legitimate concern. So she wants to execute him.

Running for the U.S. Senate as a “LaRouche Democrat” Rogers has already been rejected by the Democratic Party. The State Democratic Executive Committee’s released its official party position on Rogers’ candidacy. “The Texas Democratic Party will have no relationship with the campaign of any person identifying him or herself as aligned with the LaRouche Movement or Lyndon LaRouche…”

Now, being rejected by your own party isn’t the greatest thing in the world, but sometimes ideological differences can get in the way. What was this Senate hopeful’s ideological difference? Well, to start there’s the fact that her main focus is the impeachment of President Obama and that she frequently and easily compares him to Adolf Hitler - a genocidal psychopath responsible for the deaths and systematic oppression of millions of people.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Blood Brothers Greg Abbott and Ted Nugent

This week Republican Greg Abbott made headlines in his bid to become the next governor of Texas. Unfortunately for Abbott, the headlines came because his campaign staged an event with Ted Nugent, a rock and roller now better known for inflammatory comments than he is for playing the guitar.

You can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep. And in this case, Abbott is rubbing elbows with the same Ted Nugent who is an admitted sexual predator, and has made sexist and racist comments as recently as last month.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Virtual #FightBackTX Committee Hearing Better Than the Real Thing

We aren't going anywhere. Our voices will not be silenced. We are going to fight back, Texas!

Yesterday, the "unruly mob" that came out in force last summer to stand up for Texas women proved that we are not going anywhere. Instead, activists showed that we are more informed, better connected, better organized, and more committed to fight for women's health care than any of the current anti-choice legislators in Texas.

The virtual #FightBackTX hearing that occurred on Twitter turned out to be far better - and more factual - than anything the official Sen. Health and Human Services Committee could have dreamed of. And when Senator Leticia Van de Putte made an appearance to greet all the activists, it made the whole day all the sweeter.

For more details of yesterday's hearing, read our recap below, or browse the #FightBackTX hashtag on Twitter to catch up on the whole thing!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Abortion Rates at Lowest Number Since 1973

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows a drop in the number of abortions being received. From 2008 to 2011, abortions fell to the lowest numbers seen since 1973. 

"The number of abortions and the abortion rate declined steadily between 2008 and 2011 - about 4-5% per year. In 2011, there were 1.06 million abortions, and the abortion rate was 16.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-44...The number of abortions and the abortion rate both decreased 13% between 2008 and 2011 (Table 2). Declines in abortion rates were found in almost all states and the District of Columbia. Only six states—Alaska, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, West Virginia and Wyoming—experienced no change or an increase in abortion rates."

There are a few principle reasons behind this:

  • Because of the economic downturn, women became more conscious of their pregnancy prevention plans.
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods, which are usually more effective and less prone to user-error, began to replace short term methods of birth control. 
  • For the majority of cases, fewer abortions weren't caused by the recent surge of pro-life restrictions: "Abortion rates decrecreased by larger-than-average amounts in several states that did not implement any new restrictions between 2008 and 2010" - from the report
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Greg Abbott is Campaigning With a Sexual Predator

Greg Abbott is campaigning with a sexual predator. Seriously.

This week Abbott will hit the campaign trail with unapologetic sexual predator Ted Nugent. This comes just weeks after Abbott touted policies aimed at targeting sexual predators. The clip below, produced by Lone Star Project, shows Nugent nochalantly talking about his past:

From the Lone Star Project:

Ted Nugent has confirmed his many sexual encounters with underage girls and brags about his skill at talking their parents into trusting him with their young daughters. He convinced the mother of an underage teen girl to give him custody of her daughter so that Nugent could travel with her, and continue using her sexually, without inviting suspicion or scrutiny.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
61% of Texans Support Decriminalizing Marijuana

Is Texas ready to go green?

Recently, Texas Governor Rick Perry made news for coming out in support of decriminalizing marijuana. Today, the Dallas Morning News published an excerpt from an ed board interview quoting Wendy Davis as open to decriminalization and in favor of medical marijuana.

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