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Greg Abbott, Tilting At Windmills

The top issue on Greg Abbott’s campaign website is this pledge: End ObamaCare: Committed to Fighting and Repealing an Unconstitutional Tax I understand that there are plenty of people who don’t like the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, and obviously, … Continue reading

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Greg Abbott to Texans: Get Off My Lush, Green Lawn

For the next year, I’ll be telling at least these two stories about Greg Abbott over and over again. Understanding them is critical to understanding what kind of governor he would be—a governor who is concerned about making sure he … Continue reading

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Volunteer Training in Houston for Wendy Davis 10/10/13

Battleground Texas will host a training this Thursday night. From their website: Join us as we discuss how we will expand the electorate in Texas, and get out the vote in November 2014. Our special guest speaker will be Senator … Continue reading

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13 Ways To Volunteer on a Campaign (& Counting)

The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion. ~ Molly Ivins I would add that, in addition to being messy, disorderly, and loud, democracy requires you to … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping & Fixing the Lege

I appreciate Off the Kuff for signal-boosting my thoughts on sexism at the Texas legislature, and for his commentary: We Democrats need to be asking the male legislators we’ve been voting for what they have experienced in the Legislature and … Continue reading

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Peremptory Challenge to Legislation

You knew, when he filed it at the end of the second special session, that he’d file it again in the third. He did not disappoint. Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., the anti-choice Democrat from the Valley, is championing a most … Continue reading

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Of Course Perry’s Got a Dog in this Fight

I am not the first person to call attention to this, but I consider myself to be fairly up on the situation around abortion access in Texas, and I didn’t know this. I share it with you in case you, … Continue reading

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