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January 20, 2022

Voting Rights and the 2022 Primary

Chris Mosser fills for Saatvik this week as we try to make sense (and it's not easy) of recent developments in voter access: at the federal level conservatives remain opposed to voting rights legislation, and at the local level vote-by-mail applications...
January 14, 2022

2022 is THE Year for Voting Rights Legislation

Toplines: A lack of federally standardized election laws has allowed voter suppression legislation to sweep the nation. The family of Martin Luther King Jr. is calling for "no celebration" of MLK Day without the passage of federal voting rights...
December 16, 2021

What the 2022 election means for Texas Democrats

Recently, a Dallas Morning News reporter asked me what the 2022 election means for Texas Democrats. His point was, aside from winning and losing, what is the larger impact of the upcoming midterm elections. My response to him is that, of course, Democrats...
December 11, 2021

The 2022 Primary Election - Part 1

The March 1 primary elections will be upon us before we know it. Glenn Smith joins us this week to provide some historical background and the reasons Texas is particularly weird in this department, and why primaries in Texas tend to favor incumbents...
November 24, 2021

Texas Attorney General Candidate Rochelle Garza

Opponents on both sides of the aisle are lining up to take a shot at our long-indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton, including Democratic candidate Rochelle Garza, who tells Lana how she plans to reshape what has become an outlaw office.
November 18, 2021

What's The Railroad Commissioner?

It might be the most important climate election in the US next fall. Luke Warford, Democratic candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner, joins Lana for a discussion of exactly what that mysterious but very powerful office covers.
November 17, 2021

Beto is back

Progress Texas President Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to talk about Beto’s announcement to run for governor and what he needs to do to win.
November 11, 2021

A Conversation with Rep. Erin Zwiener

Lana talks with Texas State Representative Erin Zwiener of District 45, who won her first race (while pregnant!) by uniting voters in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley and Dripping Springs with the truth that progressive values are Texas values. What's the post...
November 4, 2021

4 lessons from the 2021 election

This year’s odd-year elections in Texas were relatively quiet, but it’s worth taking note of what happened here at home and on the east coast as we consider what it all means for progressives in 2022. Here we go... VIRGINIA AND NEW JERSEY It’s interesting...
November 4, 2021

Election Recap: What Dems Can Learn For 2022

Glenn Smith joins us this week as we conduct a post-mortem of election results across the country, and find that, while there are definite lessons to be learned, the negative takes from national media and hand-wringing from Democrats everywhere over...