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"Liberty and Justice for All" is not a tall tale

January 13, 2017
Demanding a fair shot for all at a life of dignity and prosperity is what progressives have been about all along

The GOP Votes for Suffering

January 9, 2017
Congressional Republicans and their co-conspirators around the country are slobbering all over themselves at the prospect of repealing Obamacare.

How Rick Perry Could Save the World as Energy Secretary

January 9, 2017
The last thing we want is Perry getting close to one button or another and asking a technician, “Hey, what does this do?”

Privatizing schools reroutes public money to rich, cronies

December 12, 2016
This siphoning of money from public education for all is happening at a time when Texas still falls far short of adequate funding for our children’s education.
Dan Patrick Loves Vouchers, Hates Public Schools

Imperial Donald Trump: Bent Knees Stay Bent

December 11, 2016
The authoritarian style has, to some degree, already captivated many on the Right
King Donald Trump

Fate of the Golden Door--Trump and Immigration

December 2, 2016
Trump’s dreams, true or false, are real nightmares for Latinos, Muslims and other targets of his cruel and abusive threats.
Donald Trump Immigration Nightmare for America

Ending Medicare and Other Nightmares

November 20, 2016
Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and their Texas GOP followers are about to lose a political safety net of their own.
Trump Texas Republican GOP Monster

What Does the 2016 Election Mean for Texas?

November 13, 2016
Trump truly is unfit to be president by any and every measure. His is not the Texas way. And Texas may just lead the way out of the nightmare.

Our Democracy is Meant to Deny the Demagogues

November 12, 2016
Donald Trump is the type the U.S. Constitution is supposed to save America from

The 2016 Election: The Future’s Not Ours to See, But Let’s Try Anyway

November 7, 2016
Trump’s racism, misogyny, bullyboy tub-thumping and dangerous ignorance will erode the extreme right’s control in Texas. That will be good for Democrats. It will be good for Texas.
Trump Cruz Abbott Patrick

Why Hillary Clinton Should Carry Texas

October 31, 2016
Yes, a Democrat should carry Texas. And we haven’t even gotten to Donald Trump yet.
Hillary Clinton could win Texas

Ted Cruz's Call to Shrink Supreme Court is Clear Attack on Our Democracy

October 31, 2016
Democracy is imperiled by Cruz and company’s cavalier attacks on its institutions. It’s further evidence that democracy is not their highest value. Power is.
Ted Cruz Court Vacancies

“I Love America” – Steinbeck, Trump and American Cheaters

October 24, 2016
Texas Republicans are hugging Trump like children do a binky blanket -- hoping their shared guilt is less damaging than alienating key GOP primary voters.
Trump Cruz Abbott Patrick

It is Time the Adults Drove the Political Puppies from the Room

October 9, 2016
If you believe the system is responsible, then change the system. Dramatically.

The Right's Unholy Attacks on Nonexistent 'Sanctuary Cities'

October 3, 2016
At the moment there are no sanctuary cities in Texas. Makes one wonder what all the fuss is about, doesn’t it?

Hostilities at Hofstra? The First Presidential Debate of 2016

September 25, 2016
Another term for empty celebrity is empty suit, and that is exactly how Clinton should regard Trump.
Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump Debate

Prospects for School Privatization Schemes

September 21, 2016
Is it just a coincidence that private school funding schemes are gaining steam as a far more diverse bunch of kids are sitting in our public classrooms?
Prospects for Texas school privatization schemes

My Elementary School Teachers: Donald Trump Fails Citizenship

September 16, 2016
The question is, will the classroom of America let itself be intimidated and overlook Donald’s contempt for everyone but himself? Is it really possible he could be elected class president?
Donald Trump Fails Citizenship

Hide the Apple Pie: Texas Leaders Make Motherhood More Dangerous

September 10, 2016
GOP leaders have given Texas the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world
Mothers Dying in Texas