Monthly Archives: October 2013

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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Donate Today Elect Wendy Davis Governor of Texas

I invite you to join me, today, in making a donation to Wendy Davis’s campaign to be governor of Texas. In fact, join me in becoming a monthly donor. Here’s the link to give. What does your gift mean to … 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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If I Made Political Ads: Wendy Davis & Guns

Greg Abbott released a new campaign ad today: He makes it clear, throughout the ad, with images and the voice-over, that he is talking to older, Christian, white, largely rural Texans who vote. Even in the Spanish-language version. Just kidding! … Continue reading

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What Government Does

I’m tired, but can’t sleep, so got up to see if the government has shut down yet. The Houston Chronicle wasn’t too much help. Sorry to be a grouch, but perhaps the above-the-fold color photo on the homepage of the website 30 … Continue reading

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