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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A March 24 hearing prior to the passage of a controversial bill out of committee that preempts cities in Texas from regulating hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 02:28 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Documents released Monday by the Texas Department of Public Safety show no evidence that the "feminist army" of orange-clad pro-choice supporters brought containers of urine and feces to the Texas ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:04 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
When I decided to come to Austin for a summer internship with NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, I knew I was signing up for an interesting few months. What I didn't know is that at 20 years old, entirely ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 01:32 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Without Planned Parenthood, the new Texas Women's Health Program has seen a 23 percent reduction in claims and thousands fewer women enrolled when compared to the same time period last year. The ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 01:58 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
If you can't be in Austin for tonight's Stand With Texas Women rally, but you'd like to be heard, there is now a way for that to happen Follow me below the orange lover's knot to see how.
by LivesInAShoe
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 08:46 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
While it is truly hard to keep up with the sheer amount of graft , giveaways , turning of blind eyes , and special favors ...
by DemSign
Comment Count 54 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 04:34 PM PDT with 202 Recommends
Throughout the convention, I expected to feel rage or anger. I expected to steam, to struggle to hold my tongue. Instead, I felt sadness and, to a small degree, pity. Written by Andrea Grimes for ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 02:01 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Most Texans don't want a special session to pass anti-choice legislation. So why are Rick Perry and David Dewhurst pushing for it? Because the religious right controls the Republican primary system, ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 12:45 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Covering Texas politics as a feminist journalist, one of the things I hear a lot is: Why don't you leave? What else do you expect ... it's Texas? Written by Andrea Grimes for RH Reality Check . ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 09:27 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
We've all seen the "Strong" ad, we've heard Rick Perry calling to reinstate Don't Ask Don't Tell, we've heard him preaching homophobia for political gain at every opportunity. If you've lived in ...
by Glen Maxey
Comment Count 68 comments on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 04:00 PM PST with 43 Recommends
By now, you’ve all heard about Perry’s connections to a racist epithet on a rock at a hunting camp. While this has created a justifiable stir, and some have speculated that this ...
by cassandracarolina
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 08:32 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
For 140 days, Texas' budget writers leaned on the glue and duct tape of gimmickry and denial, trying to patch up the state's rickety budget and school finance system. Those in control of the ...
by KirkPWatson
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 07:16 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
There was no way that the pro-choicers in the Texas legislature could stop a bill requiring women getting abortions to go through an ultrasound. But they could use amendments to highlight the ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 09:53 AM PST with 27 Recommends
Discussions about lax gun control laws got me to wondering what Texas state legislators are up to. The Texas legislature meets every two years, and the next session begins today. Now that the ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 08:50 AM PST with 3 Recommends
The mainstream media is mostly ignoring Texas elections, except for an occasional reference to our governor's race. State legislative races are getting almost no attention at all, but they are a ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
This is the first in a series of posts examining the future of Texas Politics that I hope to write. I intend to examine ongoing demographic and political shifts in detail, and look to the future of ...
by MattTX
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 08:48 AM PST with 15 Recommends
[If you are a commenter or blogger on DailyKOS from Texas, please read this post! My contact info is below if you have questions] On Monday, the Texas House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence ...
by vpltz
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2009 at 11:36 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
This is the third diary in a new Daily Kos series 'The Week in Editorial Cartoons.' The second edition appeared [here http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/4/12/719093/-Famous-Twitterers:-
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2009 at 08:21 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
During a hearing covering Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program yesterday, a Texas legislator who serves on the House Committee on Human Services and has served in the ...
by margeauxtex
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 01:34 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
John McCain's $520 Ferragamo shoes have been the buzz of the blogosphere this morning, but in ...
by vpltz
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 10:18 AM PDT with 14 Recommends