Monthly Archives: June 2015

Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup 6 22 2015

The thoughts and prayers of the Texas Progressive Alliance are with the families and friends of the victims of the horrible shooting in Charleston as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff looks at the latest developments in … Continue reading

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But If We Change The Schools Named for Confederates …

… then where do we stop? I’ve heard that, and variations, raised as both an objection intended to derail a conversation, and as an honest question. Here’s my answer. True, schools are not the only places that bear Confederate names. … Continue reading

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Another Assault on Poor People – Cutting Title X

So, the assault on access to healthcare for low-income people continues, courtesy of the radicals in Congress: House Republicans released a budget proposal this week that would eliminate funding for the Title X program, a decades-old network of family planning … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup June 15, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance is binged out on the Women’s World Cup as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff tries to predict how County Clerks and AG Ken Paxton will react to a SCOTUS ruling in favor … Continue reading

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Journalists and the Gish Gallop

This was the topic on the Diane Rehm show when I tuned in yesterday: Declining Access to Abortion Services Nationwide Two years ago, Texas passed a law requiring all clinics that offer abortions to meet the same standards as hospital … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup June 8, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy there’s no hint of any special sessions to come as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff notes that while Travis County is ready for the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage, … Continue reading

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Arts Organizations As Advocates for Progressive Reform

We talk often of health and human service nonprofits operating in silos, but the arts groups are not only in different silos, they’re on an entirely different farm when it comes to legislative advocacy. Arts organizations already lobby for funding, but … Continue reading

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