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March 20, 2012

Bad Budget Proposals Come In Pairs

I guess bad budget proposals come in pairs. On the same day that Congressman Paul Ryan and his fellow House Republicans rolled out their disastrous budget proposal , the Texans for a Conservative Budget Coalition have released their own for Texas. Here is...
March 19, 2012

Your Actions Sealed The Deal

After nearly 20 years of one party dominance in Texas, some times it is hard to be optimistic, see the value of civic engagement or think your voice matters. Let me tell you, your calls, letters, letters to the editor, tweets, Facebook updates, and emails...
March 14, 2012

Reid Forces McConnell To Compromise On Judges

Originally posted on Think Progress As ThinkProgress previously reported, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed seventeen petitions to break Senate Republican filibusters on as many judges earlier this week. Initially, McConnell reacted to these...
March 12, 2012

Stand Up Men!

A new effort is launching in Texas, calling on men to accept their responsibility in the fight to defend women's health care. From Glenn Smith and James Moore, here is an exceprt from a wonderful article titled, " Where the Boys Aren't " -- with a video,...
March 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Justice Strikes Down Texas' Photo ID Law

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) rejected Texas' photo ID bill (SB 14) today , explaining that the state of Texas did not met the burden of proof in showing that the law would not have a "disparate effect" on minority voters. The full letter...
March 7, 2012

Good news on the quest to end judicial emergencies

Good news on the quest to end judicial emergencies and other judicial vacancies in Texas and across the nation. According to Think Progress , the U.S. Senate is about to focus in on filling these essential positions. The U.S. Senate will turn its...