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October 6, 2018
Kavanaugh Protests

Kavanaugh has been confirmed. Now what?

What can we do? The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. Now is not the time to give up and give in. Funnel your anger into action. First and foremost, make sure you’re registered to vote...
October 1, 2018
Jaws and the current state of America

We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. Remember the scene in the movie, "Jaws"? After Roy Scheider gets a look at the killer great white shark, he says to Robert Shaw, “You’re going to need a bigger...
July 23, 2018

The Path Where Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court Will Take Us

A person of honor would turn down a judicial appointment from President Donald Trump. So, Brett Kavanaugh, what will it be? Will you blind yourself to Trump’s treasonous transgressions and have your descendants suffer the historical footnote that links...
June 19, 2018
Take Action: 5 Ways to Fight Family Separation

Take Action: 5 Ways to Fight Family Separation

Here are five concrete ways you can take action to fight Trump’s cruel and inhumane “zero tolerance” and family separation policies. 1. Donate to organizations on the ground Slate pulled together a long list of organizations fighting Trump’s separation of...
March 23, 2018

Empty thoughts, empty prayers

Seventeen dead and seventeen wounded in a Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . “We offer our thoughts and prayers,” chants a chorus of elected officials who have little intention of doing anything...
February 20, 2018

Young students demand stricter gun laws

As students from the Parkland shooting passionately advocate for stricter gun legislation, Ed Scruggs with Texas Gun Sense explains what could and should be done to reduce gun violence.
February 16, 2018

Guns & Politics, The Great American Misfire

Let’s talk about guns, beginning with a couple of stories. When I was a teenager, our home in Houston was burgled one night as we slept. My mother’s purse was taken from the dresser in my parents’ bedroom. All of us slept through the intrusion. When a...