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Houston Democrat Lays Out History of Voter Suppression

May 26, 2017
State Rep. Jarvis Johnson laid out the history of racially discriminatory, voter suppression laws in opposing Republican's newest voter ID bill, Senate Bill 5. "'The poll tax was not about race,' so they said. 'The literacy test was not about race,' so they said. 'The grandfather clause was not about race,' so they said."
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Trump Can Fire Comey But He Can't Fire Us

May 21, 2017
Trump is stuck with his narcissism, hollowness, greed and authoritarian ways.
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Best of the Week - May 20th

May 20, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

There is a Carnival on the Edge of Town

May 19, 2017
As the 2017 regular legislative session nears its end, we ponder the unfortunate consequences of today’s political circus
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Local Leaders From Across Texas Launch “Summer of Resistance”

May 16, 2017
"Summer of Resistance” is a coordinated effort to fight back against the Texas GOP’s racist, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, SB4.
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GOP Plan Would Continue Decades of Expensive Health Care

May 14, 2017
We’ll be poorer. We’ll be sicker. We’ll die sooner.
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Extremist Tea Partiers Traffic an Anti-Woman Agenda

May 11, 2017
All Republicans, their names are: Jonathan Stickland (Bedford), Matt Rinaldi (Irving), Matt Shaheen (Plano), Matt Schaeffer (Tyler), Kyle Biedermann (Frederickburg), and Tony Tinderholt (Arlington)
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Texas Lawmakers are Locked in the Bathroom

May 1, 2017
If the Texas Legislature is going to waste time, they should do so on something less mean-spirited, less regressive and less discriminatory.
Glenn Statesman

So Much for GOP’s Sanctimonious ‘Rule of Law’ Chant

April 27, 2017
The So-Called ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Is Clearly Unconstitutional and the GOP Knows It.
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Gun Rights Extremists Push to Repeal Mandatory Gun Licensing

April 20, 2017
GOP legislators focus on unlicensed carry, ignoring law enforcement.
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Why Texas' Mandatory Campus Sexual Assault Reporting Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good

April 14, 2017
College sexual assault groups and survivors are encouraging Texas lawmakers to oppose Senate Bill 576
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FOX 7 Debate: How Beto O'Rourke can beat Ted Cruz

April 3, 2017
Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke was in Austin over the weekend making a push for the U.S. Senate. He plans to challenge Senator Ted Cruz in November 2018. But can a Democrat win in Texas?
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The Case of the Stolen Donuts

April 3, 2017
The proposed ban on straight-ticket voting may lead to renewed federal supervision of voting laws.
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FOX 7 Debate: ICE Retaliation Raids

March 21, 2017
A federal judge in Austin says ICE officials told him a major ICE operation was ordered because of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez's so-called "sanctuary city" policies at the county jail.
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Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

March 20, 2017
The Session at the Halfway Point: GOP Lawmakers Can't See the Forest Fires for the Trees
Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

Bathroom Bill Badness: $5 Million in Taxpayer Money for Sen. Lucio’s “Bathroom Bill” Yes Vote?

March 19, 2017
The lone Senate Democrat to support the “bathroom bill” was accused by many in his own party of being a “complete sellout.”
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FOX 7: Committee asks Justice Department for wiretapping evidence

March 14, 2017
The House Intelligence Committee is asking the Justice Department to provide evidence President Trump was wiretapped during the election by March 20.
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FOX 7 Debate: Response to Trump's Congressional Address

March 2, 2017
President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night about what he wants to accomplish during his time in the White House. Our executive director Ed Espinoza discusses.
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Texas Progressive Rep. Anchia Takes Incredible Stand on House Floor

March 1, 2017
On the first day of debate on the Texas House floor, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D- Dallas) took to the mic to deliver an incredibly powerful speech blasting Texas Republicans’ anti-immigrant agenda.  Watch his response to an amendment that would have barred Child Protective Services payments to any caregivers who are undocumented immigrants.
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FOX 7 Debate: Texas Republicans Targeting Teachers Paychecks

February 15, 2017
Dozens of educators and government employees went to the capitol this week to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 13, also known as the Union Dues Bill. If passed, it would eliminate some state workers' ability to use payroll deduction for union dues.
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