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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup August 3, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers Attorneys General who aren’t themselves lawbreakers as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff is dismayed but not surprised by the business community’s apathy about the coming effects of climate change in Texas. … Continue reading

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¡Basta de Mentiras!

Watching Sen. John Cornyn and others beat up on the truth when talking about Planned Parenthood in yesterday’s debate over S.1881, which they lost, made me realize that there is no more perfect description of the GOP, and title for a … Continue reading

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But Money’s Fungible! Another Planned Parenthood & Federal Funds Myth Explained

Since 1976, neither Planned Parenthood nor any other healthcare provider has received federal Medicaid funds for the provision of abortion services, except in very rare instances of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother. [By the way, … Continue reading

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Five Facts, One Conclusion, One Opinion, One Prediction

Fact: Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has barred the use of federal Medicaid funds for abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or the necessity of saving the life of the mother. Fact: Senator Ted Cruz and many of his colleagues … Continue reading

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$6K in Six Days to Fund Molly Ivins Documentary

Molly Ivins died eight years ago. Why should you care? And why should you even consider kickstarting a documentary about her life and work? Eminently quotable, and made to be memed, Molly’s folksy writing and wry speeches, deceptively simple, were … Continue reading

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Invitation-Only Democracy

Well, well, well. Invited testimony only during the hearing next week that Senator Charles Schwertner has called, no doubt at the urging of Governor Abbott: [T]o examine the business practices and regulatory structure of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, and … Continue reading

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Today on Burnt Orange Report: GOP Lawsuit Abuse

You know how Republicans in Texas get all in a lather about lawsuit abuse, frivolous lawsuits, and lawyers finding a way to press cases that everyone knows are losers just to suit their ulterior motives? Well, in testimony during the … Continue reading

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