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January 13, 2017

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

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report . Back in the 1980s, the Texas Capitol Press Corps produced the popular Gridiron Show, an annual ritual that raised money for scholarships and spoofed political figures. One bit in...
December 16, 2016

Top 10 Videos & Graphics of 2016

Check our staff's top 10 favorite video & images from 2016 and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. 2016 State of the Union in 180 seconds. Where is Ted Cruz these days? The most despised politician in...
December 14, 2016

Top 10 Worst Texans of 2016

10. Texas Republicans in Congress These guys want to build Trump’s border wall ( Michael McCaul ), dismantle the Affordable Care Act ( Pete Sessions ), gut social security ( Sam Johnson ), think a “lady needs to be told when she’s being nasty,” ( Brian...
December 7, 2016

The Fight for Progress in 2016

As the year comes to a close, there are many ways in which YOU helped us establish a more progressive Texas this year. Because while the national results did not turn out the way many of us had hoped, the truth is that Texas is one of only a handful of...
August 4, 2016

How the Texas Media Screwed-Up a Voting Rights Story

Yesterday it was announced that the state of Texas had reached a court-ordered remedy to the discriminatory effects of the voter ID law. But you might not know that by some of the coverage conveyed by newspapers around the state. For those new to this...
August 3, 2016
I Support Gun Free Classrooms

Pack the Courtroom: Books not Bullets

Despite opposition from professors, students, and police, Texas’ controversial campus carry law went into effect Monday, making it legal to carry guns into college classrooms and dorms. But Texans are fighting back. Several weeks ago, three UT professors...