Category Archives: politics

Put Down Your Weapon and Be a Democrat

I tuned in yesterday for the part of the debate on the House floor over HB910, the House’s version of legislation that would allow holders of concealed handgun licenses to carry their guns openly, a.k.a. open carry.* Tempers flared, and … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup April 13, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance revels in the start of another baseball season as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff looks at the case to pass a state law that would enable “rideshare” services like Uber and Lyft … Continue reading

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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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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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