A double-header this week! For our first segment, we're joined by famed Texas progressive political commentator and consultant Ed Espinoza - until just recently, president of Progress Texas - for a look into the recent recordings made public of Ted Cruz discussing the Republican plot to overturn the election of Joe Biden and keep Donald Trump in office. Not just the usual Cruz pinata party this time - we discuss a steps YOU can take to prevent another term for the oiliest Congressman in America. Also, there's probably never been a better time to grab some fresh Humans Against Ted Cruz gear! Link below.
And for our second segment, a discussion of the recently-instituted and blatantly transphobic dress code at the Texas Department of Agriculture, under the leadership of one of the Texas GOP's most colorful clowns, Sid Miller. We're joined by the writer who broke the story, Texas Observer Digital Director and genderqueer movement journalist Kit O'Connell, and Texas Stonewall Democrats president Jeff Strater for a discussion of the harm this new policy not only brings to LGBTQ+ employees of this taxpayer-funded office, but also the possibility of similar policies developing under bad precedent.
Latest on the "Cruz Tapes": Ted Cruz Fox News tapes are being handed over to the Justice Department for its Jan. 6 inquiry https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/ted-cruz-fox-news-tapes-handed-justice-department-17922681.php
Humans Against Ted Cruz: wear it proud! https://humansagainsttedcruz.com/
Kit's terrific Texas Observer piece: https://www.texasobserver.org/sid-miller-department-agriculture-dress-code-transgender/
And a follow-up...Ag Commissioner Sid Miller Doubles Down On Transphobic Dress Code: https://www.texasobserver.org/sid-miller-dress-code-transphobia-texas-agriculture/
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