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Glenn W. Smith

by Glenn W. Smith

Senior Strategist

@glennwsmith glenn@progresstexas.org

Love or anarchy — controlling the pandemic is up to us

November 30, 2020
The virus feeds off our resentment when it leads us to reject precautions. Choose love, not anarchy.

Let’s keep these innovations in our elections

November 16, 2020
We made voting easier because of COVID. Let's keep it that way.

Malice is the motive for overturning Obamacare

October 26, 2020
It doesn’t seem to bother Republicans at all that tens of millions of Americans will lose their coverage or pay even more for it.

Why We Vote

October 13, 2020
The right to vote is a sacred right, but the fight to secure that right never ends.

Don’t take Gov. Abbott’s pro-police posturing seriously

September 21, 2020
Abbott and other Republicans are trying desperately to distract us from their tragic public safety failures during the coronavirus pandemic.

In workplace safety, greed is the Grim Reaper

September 8, 2020
Republicans have been slow to protect workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths.

Spare us the ‘law and order’ hyperbole

August 24, 2020
When political media and messaging become disconnected from the realities they purport to describe, our world becomes a far more dangerous place, whatever the motives of the messengers.

What does “shelter in place” mean for those without shelter?

August 10, 2020
A progressive city like Austin cannot deny shelter to those who need it and then blame them for our failure to find them shelter.

What happened to testing and tracing the virus?

July 27, 2020
If we are to escape the clutches of COVID-19 we are going to have to find a way to allow testing and tracing to catch up.

Schoolhouse blues: The pandemic and public education

July 11, 2020
Texas needs to commit to the importance of public education while keeping teachers, students, and workers safe.
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Remove every barricade: Ensure Texas elections are safe, secure, & fair

June 29, 2020
We should regard our right to vote with the same reverence with which we regard our right to love or to live in the warmth and protection of the hearth.

Restoring trust and saving our democracy

June 15, 2020
If we could hope, what would we hope for? Trust begins in that hope.

For Graduates of 2020: Youth in hospitable and inhospitable worlds

June 1, 2020
Rebuild the world with understanding that your freedom depends on the freedom of everyone else. Selfishness helped get us into this mess.
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Texans shouldn’t have to risk death to vote

May 18, 2020
Texas Republicans are telling Texans that if they want to participate in democracy, they must risk death.
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Death and taxes, pandemics and politics

May 4, 2020
Keeping local governments on their knees will not help Texans get back on their feet.

Do Republicans really want to 'emulate precisely' the South Korean voting model?

April 28, 2020
South Korea's voting model includes an Election Day holiday, no required voter registration, and six times the polling locations.
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Don’t answer the fiscal suffering with even more suffering

April 20, 2020
A lot of the demands to “open back up” from President Trump and his allies are just to set up later arguments that others are to blame for the economic losses.
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Let’s defeat the coronavirus with the ‘Dunkirk Spirit’

March 30, 2020
Health professionals have told us what needs to be done. We must do more and do it faster.
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