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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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I Want To Hear The President Speak

Tonight, the President of the United States will announce he’s taking executive action to change immigration policy because neither he nor our country can wait any longer for Congress to do something. Like their job. If you want to hear … Continue reading

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Your Vote Just Got More Important

The Supreme Court ruled just after 5 a.m. this morning that Texas can enforce the Voter ID law that District Court Judge  Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled was unconstitutional: “The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things To Do in A Campaign’s Last Month and One Thing You Should Never Do

Twenty-eight days from today, counting today, will be election day. Early voting in Texas starts in 13 days. This is it. Don’t wait any longer to get involved. At this point, it is all about votes and voters. This will … Continue reading

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Vote If They Let You & Raise Hell If There’s a Problem

I like to talk about politics, not for the sake of talking, but in the hope that enough of us getting involved and voting our values can change things for the better. Hate reading about teachers having to dip into … Continue reading

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Licenses for Sidewalk Counselors

McCullen v. Coakley got me thinking. Justice Scalia is intent on calling the people who stand outside offering their opinions to strangers entering clinics counselors, not protesters. The plaintiff in the case, Eleanor McCullen, claims she’s just a mother and … Continue reading

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