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Texas Politicians Pass Cruel Bill Effectively Banning Insurance Coverage of Abortion

August 10, 2017
The ban will force women to buy separate, more expensive, coverage. And it passed. But not without a fight lead by progressive women lawmakers.
Texas disabled students vouchers

Best of the Week - Dog Days of Session

August 4, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

Political Dollars and Dangling Participles

July 28, 2017
The enormous sums donors give state Republican officeholders raise especially disturbing questions in a one-party state like Texas.

The Importance of Planting Lightning Rods

July 28, 2017
The ACA wasn't saved overnight – it happened after seven months of sustained progressive resistance.
ACA Saved

Ted Cruz Meets Betrayal

July 28, 2017
Betrayal is when you represent the state with the highest rate of uninsured in the nation
Ted Cruz

Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week

July 28, 2017
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, at Governor Abbott’s behest, orchestrated a cruel act of political theater with very real and devastating consequences on Texans’ lives.
Dan Patrick

Special Session Might Be Known as "the Summer the Music Died"

July 19, 2017
Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others are becoming the government equivalents of helicopter parents.

Peeking in Putin’s Bathroom Window, or Will Greg Abbott Get Serious About Election Integrity?

July 17, 2017
Shrugging acceptance by Greg Abbott and other Republicans of Russia’s hacking of the 2016 election betrays their real voter suppression intentions.