Author Archives: nonsequiteuse

Little Words, Constitutional Consequences

HB 723, authored by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), is on the agenda for the Texas House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence for this Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Details at the end on exactly when and where to find the room, and … Continue reading

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To Donna Campbell, With Apologies to the Scarecrow

A shameful, shameful, and exceedingly bad vote in a Senate committee advanced a bill that would revoke the availability of in-state tuition for Dreamers, the child arrivals who lack all but the documentation that would otherwise assure them of a … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup April 6, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that our state can learn the lesson of the Indiana debacle as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff compared Greg Abbott’s performance in heavily Latino districts to that of Rick Perry in … Continue reading

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The Memorial Park Land Bridges

I have many thoughts on the park explosion in Houston, and am still organizing them. Certainly, I approve of anyone taking any opportunity to plan natives where invasive species are gaining ground or have taken over. Every time I hear … Continue reading

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Abstinence and Virginity Aren’t The Same Thing

Oh, Texas. We laugh because we’re trying so hard not to cry. Actually, I don’t have any laugh left in me. The situation in Austin has devolved to the point that the only thing keeping me from crying is the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Beats Texas

I’m not talking about football. The University of Oklahoma President David Boren released this statement less than a day after a video showing Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) brothers signing a blatantly racist song: To those who have misused their free … Continue reading

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