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June 21, 2016
Trump Tornado Might Trounce GOP in Texas

Trump Tornado Might Trounce GOP in Texas

The following column originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman . Chaos theory includes a feature called the “butterfly effect.” A butterfly waving its wings in Madagascar might one day result in a killing storm in Montana. Tiny differences can...
June 10, 2016
Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton

The Supreme Self-Regard of Texas Republican Leaders

The following column originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman . Texas’ Republican leaders sure do love government — their own government, that is. Republicans dominate Texas state government; the federal and local governments, not so much...
April 15, 2016

No More Hi Ho Hi Ho From Texas Republican Officials

When it’s “off to work we go” for Texas Republican state officials there’s very little “hi ho hi ho” being sung these days. It’s one thing for anti-government, right wing ideologues to rail against government. It’s another thing to willfully ruin it...
December 19, 2015
Top 10 Worst Texans of 2015

Top 10 Worst Texans of 2015

As in years past, it was damn near impossible to narrow this list down to just 10. But we managed, and you can be sure that each of the fine folks who made the cut more than earned this dishonorable distinction. So without further ado, check out the video...
December 19, 2015

Top 10 Worst Texans of 2015

As in years past, it was damn near impossible to narrow this list down to just 10. But we managed, and you can be sure that each of the fine folks who made the cut more than earned this dishonorable distinction.
October 30, 2015
meet the antis

Halloween Slideshow: Meet the Anti's

1 of 10 Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Patrick is scary, like really scary. This powerful Anti authored the 2011 law requiring doctors to perform medically-unnecessary, transvaginal ultrasounds before women...
August 17, 2015

The Brutal, Inhuman Health Care Policies of Texas

Article first appeared in The Quorum Report. A recent study found that Texas is the only one of the 50 states in which more than 20 percent of the population is without health insurance . That means millions of Texas do not have the quality of health care...
January 23, 2015
Senate Rule Changes #Lockout Legislators, Texans

Senate Rule Changes #Lockout Legislators, Texans

New changes to rules in the Texas Senate may effectively lockout the voices of Texas Senators and their constituents - making it harder for 60% of minorities in the state of Texas to have their voices heard and represented in the Texas Legislature. The...
January 16, 2015

Under Dan Patrick, Cronyism is the new Conservatism

Though he claims to be in favor of small government, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced the creation of six advisory boards to aid his decision making process. In what he explained as an effort to help ease his transition into the role of...
October 17, 2014

Progress Texas Anti-Endorsements

Here at Progress Texas we typically promote issues over candidates. However in this year's election we are taking particular issue with a shockingly horrible Republican ticket. To put it simply, the Republican candidates are terrible on every issue that...