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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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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup June 2, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone is dry and safe as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff reviewed how several bad bills met their end in the waning days of the legislative session. Letters from Texas worries … Continue reading

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Flooding in the Woodland Heights

We’re fortunate to be high up, away from the bayou, and on a pier and beam foundation, so while last night’s strobe lightning-fueled storm did keep us awake and on edge, we’re dry this morning. I could not resist the … Continue reading

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#HB 3994 – The Farce Continues

House Bill 3994 is not about making a medical procedure safer. None of the abortion legislation before the Texas Legislature this session is about making a medical procedure safer. It is all and entirely about preventing people from terminating unwanted … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup May 18, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear that the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority and US … Continue reading

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