Category Archives: politics

Serious Question

When the follow-up news story to reports of how the state’s attorney general willfully misrepresented the obligation states have to follow Supreme Court decisions generates headlines like: First-degree felony charges to be sought against Texas AG Ken Paxton is it … Continue reading

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I Think He’s Not Waiting For It To Be Legalized

Pot, that is. And by he, I mean┬áDavid Simpson (R-Longview). Simpson filed a bill in the 84th session that would have removed any reference to marijuana from state criminal law (although he said he’d be fine regulating it the same … Continue reading

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Guess the Battle Plan Against LGBTQIA Community By Considering Abortion

I’ll be blogging at least once a week at┬áBurnt Orange Report. My first post yesterday covered the way my Spidey sense tingled when I heard the bigoted elected officials and “religious” activists talk about how they plan to attack the … 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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