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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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You Say Potato, I Say Threatening and Creepy

One of the more notorious former Planned Parenthood employees who is now making a living off being a former Planned Parenthood employee has started a new ministry. Here she is, standing outside of a clinic where abortions (among other things) … Continue reading

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David Dewhurst & the Repro-Socialists

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been on a tear, criticizing opponents of the anti-abortion legislation that the Texas Legislature passed during the second special session. One group he blamed for disrupting the process via the filibuster at the end of … Continue reading

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Targeting the Tea Party

The facts aren’t all in, but my first reaction to news that some in the IRS took a special interest in investigating tea party-related organizations? Well, DUH. Let’s say you’re the at the IRS, and your job is investigating people who … Continue reading

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