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$6K in Six Days to Fund Molly Ivins Documentary

Molly Ivins died eight years ago. Why should you care? And why should you even consider kickstarting a documentary about her life and work? Eminently quotable, and made to be memed, Molly’s folksy writing and wry speeches, deceptively simple, were … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ 50 Years of Civil Rights Activism

At one point, during the interlude (confrontation? interruption? those words feel judgmental) at Netroots Nation 2015 when Tia Oso and other activists tried to engage Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders, Sanders got frustrated. “Black lives of course matter, but I … Continue reading

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Why We Need Judicial Bypass Laws & Who Uses Them

We’re talking about judicial bypass because of a bill coming up in Austin at the capitol, tomorrow, April 14th. You can read about what the bill would do, and how to oppose it, here. *** Teenagers have sex, which means … Continue reading

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Doing Business in Texas the Republican Way

I am a small business owner, and an investor in two businesses that offer accommodations to the public, and I am here to tell you that Republican elected officials in Austin and elsewhere are impediments to doing business in the … Continue reading

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#GiveToWendy Today & Let’s Win Texas

Here’s the deal. We know who all of the possible voters are. What we don’t know is which ones of them are going to show up and vote. Please make a contribution to Wendy Davis’s campaign for governor today. You … Continue reading

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These Sneakers Were Made for Filibustering. And Block Walking.

There is only one way that Wendy Davis will beat Greg Abbott. Just one. She has to get more votes than he does. That’s the only way Leticia Van de Putte will beat Dan Patrick, too. More votes. And you only have one. … Continue reading

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Greg Abbott, Tilting At Windmills

The top issue on Greg Abbott’s campaign website is this pledge: End ObamaCare: Committed to Fighting and Repealing an Unconstitutional Tax I understand that there are plenty of people who don’t like the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, and obviously, … Continue reading

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