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September 17, 2018
Betsy DeVos and Guns

Betsy Get Your Gun

Texas’ public schools are critically underfunded, so much so that last year the courts noted, “Texas’s more than 5 million school children deserve better.” And yet, when federal dollars were available to invest in our students, Texas officials had other...
June 12, 2018

Families Are Being Torn Apart in Our Own Backyard

Editor Note: This blog was updated on October 3, 2018. Starting in May, the Trump administration began a new ‘zero-tolerance’ policy that calls for the separation of families seeking asylum by crossing the border. Parents are referred for prosecution...
July 28, 2017
ACA Saved

The Importance of Planting Lightning Rods

And sometimes we win. The Affordable Care Act is alive and repeal is dead (for now). Last night a turn of events led to three Republican crossover votes that blocked repeal efforts. The latest vote was last night, but we all know that it comes from after...
January 9, 2017

The GOP Votes for Suffering

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report . It’s the same barbarous mentality that led Texas leaders to refuse billions in federal dollars that would have helped millions of Texans get health care under Medicaid. In the case...