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We will repudiate the darkness in 2018

July 27, 2018
Some conservatives are fine Putin’s subversion of our democracy as long as it serves their own power, but most Texans and Americans will repudiate the darkness in 2018.
Texas Will Revoke The Darkness

How Ted Cruz is Avoiding Debating Beto in the Most Cruz-ish Way

July 16, 2018
The Cruz campaign responded to the O’Rourke campaign’s second debate request with a level of condescension and avoidance typical of Ted Cruz.
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Break Redistricting by Breaking the Republican Hold on Texas in 2018

June 25, 2018
Instead of ruling in favor of the African-American and Latino voters and groups who brought the lawsuit, the Court reversed the lower courts’ rulings of intentional discrimination and upheld all but one Texas House district.
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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

FOX 7 Discussion: President Trump says he could Pardon Himself in the Russian Investigation

June 4, 2018
FOX 7 Austin’s Mike Warren talks to Travis County Republican Party Executive Director, Gary Teal and Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas about the possibility of the president pardoning himself.
FOX 7 Discussion: President Trump says he could Pardon Himself in the Russian Investigation

FOX 7 Discussion: How will the Mueller Investigation Affect Midterm Elections?

May 29, 2018
FOX 7 Austin’s Mike Warren talked to Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak and Glenn Smith from Progress Texas about Mueller's investigation and if it will hurt Republicans in November.
FOX 7 Discussion: How will the Mueller Investigation Affect Midterm Elections?

Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for in June

May 24, 2018
The Court is set to decide some really important cases by the end of June — cases covering a lot of issues that matter to and impact the lives of Texans, from LGBTQ equality and immigration to workers’, voting, and abortion rights.
Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for June 2018

Three Big Progressive Takeaways from the Texas Primary Runoff

May 23, 2018
Let's take a look at what happened in the Texas primary runoff

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.

We should vote in the runoffs — and then we should get rid of them

May 17, 2018
Texas reduces citizen voter participation by turning voting into a chore with multiple elections, including costly, low turnout runoffs.
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Blake Farenthold, Greg Abbott and the mess in Texas’ 27th Congressional District

May 9, 2018
WTF Explainer: Let’s try and clear up what the heck is happening in CD 27
WTF CD 27 Explainer

New Poll: Millennials, Generation X can help Beto O'Rourke Topple Ted Cruz in 2018

April 18, 2018
The path for Democrats to win will be through progressive voter mobilization
Beto O'Rourke

Stories of Humans Against Ted Cruz

April 2, 2018
Our state is full of humans who have been impacted by the terrible policy positions of Ted Cruz. These are some of their stories.
Stories of Humans Against Ted Cruz

Why the Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census Is Dumb

March 27, 2018
It's a blatant move by conservatives to scare immigrant communities and could undercount populations for congressional reapportionment.
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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.

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

2018 Texas Primary Election Results

March 7, 2018
Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas analyzes the Texas Primary Election results and what it could mean for Democrats in the general.
Texas Primaries

Six Ways Progressives Won the Texas Primary

March 7, 2018
We have a lot be excited about.

Democratic Voter Turnout Up Since 2014

March 6, 2018
Texas Democrats have turned out in full force for the primaries. Early voting numbers show about twice as many Democrats have already cast a ballot compared to the number that came out in 2014 during the previous non-presidential cycle. Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas talks about Democratic voter turnout this 2018 Texas Primary Election.
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