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January 16, 2015

Celebrating Dr. King

Today we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. with two famous moments: his "I Have a Dream" speech and his letter from the Birmingham jail. The rights Dr. King fought for are rights we still fight for today. Ferguson reminds us that racial injustice still...
January 14, 2015
Pew Releases U.S. Social Media Analysis for 2014

Pew: U.S. Social Media Analysis for 2014

Last week, the Pew Research Center released their annual social media analysis, examining who is using which social media platforms. Their survey measures how many (and how often) Americans use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, and...
January 14, 2015

Perryhood: A Texas-Sized OOPS 14 Years In The Making

Rick Perry’s last day as Governor of Texas is upon us. Made over 14 years with a rotating cast of cronies, Rick Perry’s sweeping drama of governorship is full of mistakes, missteps, and malfeasance. Too many to count. Later, Rick Perry, it...
December 16, 2014

Ten Worst Texans of 2014

Competition for worst Texan was steep this year, but we managed to narrow it down to ten: Predatory Payday Lenders Payday lenders have been running rampant across Texas—exploiting vulnerable families and charging obscene interest rates on small loans that...
December 12, 2014

Ten Favorite Images of 2014

Check our staff's top 10 favorite images from 2014 and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. #10 Greg Abbott came under fire for blocking public access to state records documenting the location of dangerous...
December 11, 2014

The Best News Stories from 2014

Not all news is good news, but these Top 10 stories from 2014 are definitely big news. Check out the stories our staff enjoyed the most, and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. Republican Scandals The year...
November 20, 2014

Net Neutrality 101

The debate over Net Neutrality has attracted more attention recently since President Obama came out in support of it , and then doubled its attention when Texas Senator Ted Cruz came out against it . But many are still left wondering, what is Net...
November 6, 2014

Top 10 Midterm Election Hangover Cures

We get it. The 2014 election felt like this: It's ok to get angry. And maybe a little drunk. But don't forget that this happened: Voters in 5 out of 5 states—including four red states Arkansas, Alaska, Nebraska and South Dakota —with ballot initiatives to...
November 5, 2014

Progressives Are Ahead of Schedule in 2014

In 2014, progressives saw the successful rebuilding of our grassroots base, including increased funding, a more sophisticated online presence and growing memberships. Organizations like ours will carry that momentum beyond the election. We know that...
October 31, 2014

Five Reasons We Support Austin's Prop 1

We support Austin's local bond proposition, commonly known as Prop 1 - the plan for starting our local rail transit. We support Prop 1 because it is a strong first step towards solving our long-term traffic solutions. As the Austin Chronicle wrote in...
October 28, 2014

Progress Texas Get Out the Vote Ad

Like a good progressive, I am sure you already voted early. But if you haven't, take a moment and make a plan to ensure you make it to the polls this year. You can also share our new Get-Out-The-Vote video with your friends and family so that they can be...
October 24, 2014

Texas Trooper Tries to Mess With a Texas Woman

The voter ID law discriminates against Texans and disenfranchises voters. Now, the state of Texas has threatened jail time to at least one Texas woman trying to get the ID she needed to vote. After months of trying to get the right documents she needed to...
October 19, 2014

Progress Texas 2014 Voter Guide

- Find our polling place - Your vote can make a difference! Simply put, Republicans are against all of the issues that we care about. See 46 more reasons not to vote for them by checking out our recent Progress Texas Anti-Endorsement post . Below are more...
October 18, 2014

A Confusing Yet Back-handed Endorsement of Abbott

While major papers are enthusiastically endorsing Wendy Davis— like the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman — the Dallas Morning News has a very curious editorial that goes the other way...kind of. The endorsement reads like a ransom note...
October 5, 2014

Texas Newspapers Endorse a New Majority

Texas’ newspapers have had a finger on the pulse of Texas politics for long enough to know when a candidate will work for or against Texans, and endorsements this year already show strong support for a new majority. Endorsed Candidates: Governor: Wendy...