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August 4, 2017

Best of the Week - Dog Days of Session

THINGS TO READ Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week (Progress TX ) Kicking out Planned Parenthood Has Been Terrible for Texas Women (CPPP) House gives early OK to reversing cuts to disabled children's therapy...
July 14, 2017

Best of the Week: Absent Abbott's Not-So-Special Session

Special Note: On the first day of Governor Abbott's special session of the Texas Legislature, July 18th, we will be joining a coalition of organizations for a full day of resistance action. The July 18th One Texas Resistance rally (#OneTX) will kick off...
June 10, 2017

Best of the Week - June 10th

THINGS TO WATCH, LISTEN Ed Espinoza: Texas Legislative Special Session (Fox 7 - Progress Texas) Ed Espinoza: President Trump attacks London mayor hours after terror attacks (Fox 7 - Progress Texas) Texas transgender girl, 8, says she shouldn’t be forced...
June 8, 2017
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The Comey Testimony Summarized in 13 Tweets

Former FBI Director, James Comey gave his first testimony since being fired by Donald Trump. With questions of collusion with Russia, attempts to interfere with FBI investigations, and mafia-like requests for "loyalty," the Twittersphere anxiously awaited...
May 27, 2017

Best of the Week - May 27th

THINGS TO WATCH, LISTEN Texas Democrat calls out GOP's separate-but-equal bathroom bill (Progress Texas) Rep. Donna Howard Speaks Against Cruel Anti-Abortion Bill (Progress Texas) Glenn Smith: School Finance Bill in Texas (Fox 7 - Progress Texas) Rep...
May 21, 2017
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Trump Can Fire Comey But He Can't Fire Us

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in the Austin American-Statesman. Image is an original illustration by artist M. Scott Byers. Recent American history seems like a series of more-or-less pro-democracy interludes between...
May 20, 2017

Best of the Week - May 20th

THINGS TO WATCH, LISTEN Reproductive Freedom *Still* Under Attack in Texas (Progress Texas) Rep. Alvarado calls out anti-abortion agenda (Progress Texas) Hate & Intolerance Exposed on the House Floor (Progress Texas) Ed Espinoza: Reports of Trump...
May 19, 2017
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There is a Carnival on the Edge of Town

As the 2017 regular session of the Texas Legislature wobbles towards its end with the final shudders of a tacky carnival’s Tilt-A-Whirl ride, a few general thoughts on the changing nature of the Texas and American political circuses are in order. First, a...
May 1, 2017
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Texas Lawmakers are Locked in the Bathroom

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in the Austin American-Statesman. Image is an original illustration by artist M. Scott Byers. The Texas Legislature seems to have locked itself in the bathroom — and it won’t come out. Outside,...