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Saturday, September 6, 2014
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Wendy Davis Shares Deeply Personal Abortion Story

In her memoir “Forgetting to Be Afraid,” Wendy Davis does just that and courageously shares a deeply personal story about her decision to have an abortion—to terminate a wanted pregnancy after learning that her unborn daughter suffered from a severe brain abnormality. Continue reading this post »

Friday, September 5, 2014
Greg Abbott: Against Raising Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour.   Continue reading this post »

Friday, August 29, 2014
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BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Two Provisions of Texas Anti-Abortion Law

In a ruling today, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down as unconstitutional two provisions of Texas' omnibus anti-abortion bill, House Bill 2 (HB2). Judge Yeakel blocked the requirement—set to take effect on September 1— that all abortions be performed in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), or mini-hospitals. He also enjoined the admitting privileges provision of the law, ruling that both medically unnecessary requirements place an undue burden on women seeking abortion in Texas. In the sweeping decision, Judge Yeakel writes: Continue reading this post »

Friday, August 29, 2014
Top Ten Marijuana Myths
The hardest part about working on marijuana regulation is breaking that negative stigma and getting through the misinformation. In our latest Top 10 list, we offer a reality check on the many, many marijuana myths that are out there.
 
If you haven't already, please take our confidential survey about marijuana regulation in Texas.
  1. MYTH: Marijuana is More Dangerous Than Alcohol

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Is Greg Abbott the Invisible Man?

UPDATE! Abbott just backed out of the only debate that was scheduled for live TV!

This close to an election — just over 60 days until November 4th — the omnipresence of gubernatorial candidates flexing their political might would typically be in full swing. But not Greg Abbott.

The Attorney General has been MIA for the month of August. He's become so quiet, we’re starting to wonder if he may be the Invisible Man. Continue reading this post »

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Wendy Davis Ad Blasts Greg Abbott for Cancer Fund Scandal

Wendy Davis launched a new statewide TV ad over the weekend, slamming Greg Abbott for looking the other way while millions in state dollars intended for cancer research were sent to his donors.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
WATCH: Rachel Maddow on Why You Shouldn't Dismiss Perry Indictment

On Thursday, Rachel Maddow called out the seriously flawed national media coverage of Rick Perry's two-count felony indictment. The segment features Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater, whose reporting on the indictment, Maddow points out, is part of the Texas media coverage that is getting it right. Maddow and other trusted sources outside the state are beginning to pick up on the baffling disconnect between fact-based Texas and spin-induced national reporting on Perry's indictment: "Start reading Texas papers on this. The coverage is like reading it from Mars when you compare stuff that’s being written in Washington." Continue reading this post »

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