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March 24, 2016
Wile-e Coyote

Welcome to the Wile E. Coyote GOP

Ed. Note: This article was orginally published on the Quorum Report and is posted here with permission. The Republican establishment is simultaneously trying to steal the presidential nomination from Donald Trump while it attempts to deny a president’s...
March 11, 2016
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama's Top Accomplishments for Texas

President Obama is in Austin, Texas this week to open up SXSW . Austin has long been considered a " home away from home " for the President, ever since a February 2007 rally at Auditorium Shores that brought out 20,000 people. Since then, he's returned to...
February 26, 2016
Texas voters to speak loudly March 1

Texas Voters to Speak Loudly March 1

Illustration by M. Scott Byers In the circus center ring on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton squeaked by in the Iowa caucuses. Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire. And in the Republican center ring, Ted Cruz won Iowa, Donald Trump won New Hampshire. The...
January 11, 2016

Five Things to Expect At the State of the Union

President Obama’s final State of the Union address is on Tuesday, January 12th at 8pm CST. Here are five things to know: What we wish Obama would do in his final SOTU (probably won't....) Who Will Be There President Obama will have in attendance several...
January 11, 2016

Redistricting: The Erasure of Political Opponents

My Zilker Park-area voting precinct in Austin is a very active, progressive precinct. It votes about 75 percent for Democrats. Despite that, our congressman is Republican Lamar Smith, the right-wing extremist and anti-science chairman of the House Science...