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June 13, 2012

A Hopeful Outlook for LGBT Texans

Last weekend at the Texas Democratic Party (TDP) and the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) state conventions small but significant progress was made regarding marriage equality here in Texas. Prior to the 2012 TDP Convention the words gay, lesbian, bisexual...
June 12, 2012

NYC’s Soda Ban Serves As A Model For Cities Nationwide

Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal of a city-wide ban in New York City on soda drinks larger than 16 ounces within restaurants and other public venues has prompted reactions ranging from approval for a major step towards combating obesity, to indignation at the...
June 11, 2012

The Trouble With Texas

If you live east of the Mississippi or north of the Red River, you have probably had a few laughs about Texas. New Yorkers, who are convinced the planet disappears on the other side of the Hudson, tend to see Texans as caricatures from pulp fiction cowboy...
June 8, 2012

Our Courts Are In "Jeopardy"

Earlier this month Alex Trebek asked the following question on Jeopardy: “Of these 874 federal government jobs, 85 are vacant, some for over five years.” If you have been keeping up with the Texans for a Fair Judiciary, you may have guessed - "What are...
June 8, 2012

Netroots Nation: Update From Providence

As you might know if you have been following us on Twitter ( @ProgressTX ), Phillip Martin and I are currently in Providence, RI for the 7th annual Netroots Nation conference ( #NN12 ). For those unfamiliar, Netroots Nation is a national conference of...
June 4, 2012

300K Eligible Texas Voters Targeted In Purge

Are you dead? You sure? It might seem absurd, but you very well may be according to your local county election office. Earlier this year Harris County resident and voter Walter Pinkston received a letter from his country election office requesting his...
May 31, 2012

1,600 Call For Action On Rate Hikes

Earlier this month Progress Texas teamed up with Texas Well and Healthy in a joint effort calling on Texas legislators and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman to quit dragging their feet on reviewing unfair and unjustified...