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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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Yet Another Texas Cheerleader Story

The cheerleaders at Wharton High School weren’t allowed to root, root, root for the football team in their game against Bellville. They were sidelined—punished—for violating the student code of conduct. Their offense? Not hazing, or making a hit list, both … Continue reading

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By All Means, Stop Them From Reading

A gun violence epidemic. A substance abuse epidemic. You and I might disagree on what the solution is to either of these, but I hope we can at least agree that they exist. You know what doesn’t exist? An epidemic … Continue reading

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Write A Letter to Senator Davis

I’m about to sit down with one of my favorite pens and some thick, weighty stationery. I will write a letter to Senator Wendy Davis, asking her to run for governor of the great (but could be greater) state of … 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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