Category Archives: politics

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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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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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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Who’s Really Making Money Off Abortion

A deceptively edited video has been making the rounds this week, attempting to convince people that Planned Parenthood clinics are compromising medical ethics and breaking the laws. Often, attacks against Planned Parenthood focus on accusations that the organization is willing … Continue reading

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Abbott’s New SBOE Chair Yada Yadas Jim Crow & the Ku Klux Klan, but Makes Sure Everyone Knows Moses Was Practically a Founding Father

OK, so she didn’t technically say yada yada, but Donna Bahorich, Gov. Greg Abbott’s pick to chair the State Board of Education, pretty much voted to minimize any emphasis on slavery as the cause of the Civil War, and glossed over … Continue reading

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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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