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Five Fast Facts on Trump's Kidnapping of Immigrant Children

June 19, 2018
The Trump administration is pushing around a lot of lies and misinformation about their "zero tolerance" and family separation policies.
Keep Families Together Progress Texas

Silence of the Wolves

June 18, 2018
Donald Trump has begun a policy of kidnapping immigrant children from their mothers and fathers and placing them in internment camps. In Texas.
Trump Concentration Camp Children Immigrants Texas

2018 May Be the Beginning of "Sooner" for Texas Democrats

June 5, 2018
The 2018 general election is, above all else, a referendum on the future of democracy — or whether American democracy even has a future.
2018 May Be the Beginning of "Sooner" for Texas Democrats

Saving lives is the main political mission

June 5, 2018
Health care. Education. Jobs. Honest government. Don’t starve the kids or leave them targets of madmen with guns. Don’t abandon pregnant women. Treat all humans with dignity and respect.

When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

May 21, 2018
The leadership in Texas and the nation is paralyzed, afraid to raise taxes to build the necessary transportation infrastructure.
When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

A Story to Undo Trump

May 21, 2018
Democrats should learn the lessons of rival TV networks efforts to beat Dallas and J.R. Ewing in the ratings. Tell a completely different story.

It’s a dog-eat-dog world for paid sick leave in Austin

May 17, 2018
Hourly workers struggle from paycheck to paycheck without breaks — unless they’re sick too long; then, they’re fired.
Austin Paid Sick Policy

“No More Cane on the Brazos” or Affordable Housing in Austin

April 24, 2018
The local affordability crisis is part of the national inequality crisis.
no more affordable housing in Austin

If you think the public schools won't go away, think again.

April 6, 2018
All the laws and all the court orders in our state’s inglorious history have failed to fix school finance

Empty thoughts, empty prayers

March 23, 2018
Glenn W. Smith turns to Austin songwriter Chip Dolan to ask why politicians offer only empty thoughts and empty prayers to victims of mass gun violence.

Back from the Grave

March 12, 2018
The Right’s fear tactics are now more motivating Democrats rather than intimidating them.
Back from the Grave Texas Democrats

Democrats Shook Up the Texas Primaries. Now Finish the Job.

March 12, 2018
There are signs that Democratic candidates, voters, activists and operatives are ahead of the curve on this.
Democrats shook up the Texas primaries.

We know who Trump is, but Who are we?

March 5, 2018
The urgent questions facing us, then, are not about Trump’s next report card. They are about our next report cards.

Guns & Politics, The Great American Misfire

February 16, 2018
Money has stifled a meaningful conversation on guns in American life, and on other issues as well.

Abbott Willing to Burn Down the House to Keep Himself Warm

February 5, 2018
Did you ever try to put out a fire with a promise?

I am America, and I Have a Secret Memo Right Here in My Coat Pocket

February 5, 2018
Pool transcript of President Donald Trump’s monologue

Democracy? Bag it, say the Republicans

January 22, 2018
Why is the GOP so obsessed with plastic bags?

2017: Trump, Abbott, Patrick Obscene Grabs for Power

December 15, 2017
The year is drawing to a close with long-overdue revelations of sexual harassment and abuse of women by men of power and wealth.

Gimme Shelter

December 15, 2017
Trump’s first year eerily echoes the tragic 1969 Rolling Stones concert at Altamont.

Caddies Versus the Thimbleriggers: Examining the GOP Tax Plan

November 27, 2017
By now, 37 years after Ronald Reagan was elected (the same year Caddyshack was released, by the by) and began selling America on so-called trickle-down economics, you’d think all Americans would have wised up.
Trickle down GOP tax plan