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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...
July 30, 2014

Texas Republican Uses Slur in Committee Hearing

Texas Republicans claim to aim for a more inclusive party, and Greg Abbott claims to be running an inclusive campaign, yet Republicans remain as entrenched and divisive as ever. While chairing a Texas House committee hearing yesterday, Republican State...
July 3, 2014

How to Talk About Birth Control at Your July 4th BBQ

On July 4th we celebrate America – and we also consume a lot of beer and barbecue. With the recent Hobby Lobby decision still fresh in the news, at some point, the subject of birth control will come up at your cookout. Whether it's your crazy Tea Party...
March 7, 2014

Why the Tea Party is (Still) Wrong About the IRS

Last year Progress Texas led the national pushback against wild-eyed Tea Party claims against the IRS. But a year later, Tea Party members of congress are still complaining about extra scrutiny applied to groups. Why? Groups like the Tea Party - and...
January 21, 2014

Top Ten Worst Comments by Conservatives About Wendy Davis

When it comes to women in politics, conservatives just can't help themselves. And when it comes to Wendy Davis, well that really gets their predatory blood boiling. For whatever the reason, sexism and misogyny have become the norm for the most vocal...
December 6, 2013

Republicans Learn to Talk to Women, People

In case you missed it, yesterday Politico's Mike Allen broke the story that the Republican National Committee, in an effort to not repeat the failures of the 2012 election cycle, was holding trainings for Republican Congressmen about what to say, and what...
November 27, 2013

Let's Talk Turkey - How to talk about ACA at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is when the people who know the least about politics always want to talk about it the most. Whether it's your crazy Tea Party uncle, that family member opening the 3rd bottle of wine, or Senator Ted Cruz, some people just won't stop...
October 16, 2013

Spurs Coach Popovich Epic Shutdown Takedown

San Antonio Spurs Coach Greg Popovich has the most epic takedown of the government shutdown you've heard yet. Courtesy of USA Today : It’s children fighting over their toys, so to speak. It’s got nothing to do with the public or what’s good for the...
October 14, 2013

Government Shutdown Could Close Texas' Federal Courts

Our courts matter, but the Ted Cruz-led shutdown of the government is about to get in their way. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced that federal courts across the country , including anywhere from 30 to over 100 federal court offices...
October 1, 2013

Why Your Crazy Uncle is Wrong About the Shutdown

Everyone has friends and family members who love to debate politics even though they have no clue what they are talking about. Whether it’s your crazy Tea Party uncle, an obnoxious co-worker, or Senator Ted Cruz, some people just need to stop talking. The...
September 13, 2013

Ted Cruz Praises Racist Jesse Helms

Hard to believe that in this day and age someone would offer praise for people like the late Jesse Helms - but that's exactly what Senator Ted Cruz has been doing. As reported by Huffington Post, Ted Cruz made comments yesterday at a dinner in Washington...
May 17, 2013

The Tea Party Should Have to Play by the Same Rules

We all play by the same rules. When any organization files for tax-exempt status, it is subject to a higher level of scrutiny. An overwhelming majority of organizations screened by the IRS after 2010 were not Tea Party groups, including Progress Texas ...
May 16, 2013

Tea Party: Hire More IRS Employees

According to an inspector general's report released earlier this week- the IRS was completely understaffed in 2009 and 2010 to address a flood of 501c4 applications after Citizens United. The Tea Party's solution? More government employees. Really. Dan...