Category Archives: big questions

What Comes Next: Advice from Simon Rosenberg

I’ve heard Simon Rosenberg speak twice now, and check in on his blog from time to time. Always weighty and thought-provoking. Trust me that I’m not giving anything away by excerpting the end of his post, which you should read … Continue reading

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The Woodland Park Settlement

Back in June, developers razed nearly an acre of Woodland Park to give their new town homes a better view of the grounds leading toward the bayou. The city announced a settlement yesterday, finalized on August 15th, wherein the developers … Continue reading

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Speculation About Wendy Davis & the 2014 Elections

Update: Senator Davis, speaking at the National Press Club in D.C. today (8/5/13), stated that she will either run for her senate seat or for governor. She has ruled out lieutenant governor or any other race. According to Matt Angle, “a … Continue reading

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Changing the Culture of the Texas Legislature

Olivia Messer wrote a remarkable story for the Texas Observer about sexism in the Texas legislature. Read the whole thing. Direct quotes from her piece: What surprised me was how many women who work in the Capitol—legislators, staffers, lobbyists, other reporters—felt the … Continue reading

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Lean In, Then Lean On, & Mind the Riptide

Allow me to become one of the many discussing a book I’ve not read and a movement I’ve not participated in—Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. In short, good for her, and I hope tons of women participate. We’re all at different … Continue reading

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Choose Life License Plates

This image just popped up to scald my eyeballs on Twitter: Money will likely go to crisis pregnancy centers. Any chance we could get it to go instead to places that provide actual legitimate medical care? What about Choose Life … Continue reading

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The Thought Bubble Above My Head These Days Says This

With all thanks and credit to Matt Emal for putting the look and feel behind the word that must be bubbling up out of so many heads these days!

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