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Drive-By Sexist Click-Bait from the Houston Chronicle

Today’s New York Times features a graphic showing that so far, just over half of the women running for Congress this year lost their primary races. The fewer women who run, and the fewer who win, the longer it will take … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup February 29, 2016

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to rumble for November as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff examines Ken Paxton’s latest appeal of his fraud charges. Nonsequiteuse saw everyone else getting in on the open letter game, … Continue reading

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An Elegy in New Hampshire

He took to the stage, adjusting silver glasses, returning to a place familiar yet foreign. A state where he once earned the right to move forward, where now, nothing unfolded according to plan. Outside, steadily, light snow filtered winter light, … 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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$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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