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December 16, 2016

Top 10 Videos & Graphics of 2016

Check our staff's top 10 favorite video & images from 2016 and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. 2016 State of the Union in 180 seconds. Where is Ted Cruz these days? The most despised politician in...
December 14, 2016

Top 10 Worst Texans of 2016

10. Texas Republicans in Congress These guys want to build Trump’s border wall ( Michael McCaul ), dismantle the Affordable Care Act ( Pete Sessions ), gut social security ( Sam Johnson ), think a “lady needs to be told when she’s being nasty,” ( Brian...
March 11, 2016
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama's Top Accomplishments for Texas

President Obama is in Austin, Texas this week to open up SXSW . Austin has long been considered a " home away from home " for the President, ever since a February 2007 rally at Auditorium Shores that brought out 20,000 people. Since then, he's returned to...
January 11, 2016

Five Things to Expect At the State of the Union

President Obama’s final State of the Union address is on Tuesday, January 12th at 8pm CST. Here are five things to know: What we wish Obama would do in his final SOTU (probably won't....) Who Will Be There President Obama will have in attendance several...
December 21, 2015

Top 10 News Stories from 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to look back on a long year in Texas politics and public policy. Rather than pick what we thought the biggest stories were for 2015, we found the posts we wrote that got the most clicks, views, comments and shares...
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 18, 2015

Top 10 Favorite Images of 2015

Check our staff's top 10 favorite images from 2015 and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. Our Founding Fathers would support marijuana policy reform Godzilla Dan Patrick destroys Houston Obama drops the mic...
November 4, 2015

Top 10 Progressive Wins from 2015 Election

The 2015 November election season wrapped up yesterday with a number of strong progressive wins worth celebrating. Though fear and discrimination prevailed to defeat the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, the policies we fight for - better schools, campaign...
October 30, 2015
Obamacare horror story debunked

Top 10 Health Care Horror Stories - DEBUNKED!

Ed. note: this article was originally published on March 31, 2014. It has been updated throughout to reflect new enrollment figures, as of October 30, 2015. - PM The opening of the Healthcare enrollment period on November 1, 2015 marks the start of the...
October 26, 2015

Top 10 Extreme Policy Positions of Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz launched his presidential campaign seven months ago. After all that time, Cruz hasn't made any dent in the polls . But if Republican primary voters are willing to give front-runner status to the likes of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, maybe Cruz...
September 3, 2015

Top Ten Stories from a Long Texas Summer

Summer is ending, school is starting, and new state laws are already in effect. As we move from blistering 100-degree days to semi-blistering 95-degree days, we wanted to take a look back at some of the biggest Texas political stories from the summer. So...
March 23, 2015

Top 10 Weird Facts About Ted Cruz

Dear America, We here in Texas want to let you know a little bit about the people that a very small fraction of our voters have elected - because it ain't all yellow roses. With that in mind, here are some things you probably don’t know about Ted Cruz.....
December 16, 2014

Ten Worst Texans of 2014

Competition for worst Texan was steep this year, but we managed to narrow it down to ten: Predatory Payday Lenders Payday lenders have been running rampant across Texas—exploiting vulnerable families and charging obscene interest rates on small loans that...
December 12, 2014

Ten Favorite Images of 2014

Check our staff's top 10 favorite images from 2014 and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. #10 Greg Abbott came under fire for blocking public access to state records documenting the location of dangerous...
December 11, 2014

The Best News Stories from 2014

Not all news is good news, but these Top 10 stories from 2014 are definitely big news. Check out the stories our staff enjoyed the most, and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. Republican Scandals The year...
November 6, 2014

Top 10 Midterm Election Hangover Cures

We get it. The 2014 election felt like this: It's ok to get angry. And maybe a little drunk. But don't forget that this happened: Voters in 5 out of 5 states—including four red states Arkansas, Alaska, Nebraska and South Dakota —with ballot initiatives to...