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The C.T. Freaks Win: TX GOV Panders to Paranoia
Out of the clear blue sky Greg Abbott, the recently elected Governor of the once great state of Texas, decided to outdo his usually over-the-top tea party rhetoric the other day. I mean, is this ...
Libby Shaw 05/03/2015 12 19 - -
Good Morning Texas! News and Political Information That No Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that Blue Bell can get its act together before it's too late as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff cheered on the latest effort by the federal ...
Libby Shaw 04/29/2015 2 10 1 -
TX Refusal to Expand Medicaid May Result in Higher Premiums for Insured
As I posted on Facebook the other day there is a lot of stupid and mean going on in Austin these days. It seems that Governor elect Abbott is just as stubborn and as recklessly spiteful as former ...
Libby Shaw 04/24/2015 7 13 - -
Texas Republicans passed a bill to immunize themselves against ethics investigations
How much to not investigate this? On Monday, the Texas legislation voted 94-51 ...
Walter Einenkel 04/23/2015 9 44 - -
Les Miserables: Texas Political Donors And Voters Bought Lemons
Politics in Texas can be a real challenge for grassroots activists like me. There are so many contradictions, mind boggling ironies, silver forked tongue charlatans and snake oil chicanery to cut ...
Libby Shaw 04/19/2015 22 17 - -
Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Upheld!
Sometimes common sense and equality actually wins in Texas. Today state District Judge Robert Schaffer is the voice of [common sense and ...
bastrop 04/17/2015 16 35 1 -
Good Morning Texas! News and Info with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance revels in the start of another baseball season as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff looks at the case to pass a state law that would enable "rideshare" ...
Libby Shaw 04/14/2015 3 3 - -
GOP Woos Latino Voters While Punishing Immigrants
I laughed out loud the other morning when I opened the print edition of the Houston Chronicle. The front page headline read Koch funded Libre Initiative looks to mobilize Latino voters. I like to ...
Libby Shaw 04/10/2015 6 8 - -
Good Morning Texas! Politics and News with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that our state can learn the lesson of the Indiana debacle as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff compared Greg Abbott's performance in heavily ...
Libby Shaw 04/08/2015 2 7 - -
Texas Attorney General an "admitted law breaker"
It seems that the once great state of Texas elected an admitted law breaker as its top cop. It also seems that the law breaker and his network of cronies and protectionists hoped no one would ...
Libby Shaw 04/04/2015 35 90 2 -
Shifting Texas state troopers to the border has coincided with fewer traffic tickets, more accidents
More of these state troopers on the border, fewer elsewhere. Texas spent a billion dollars on border security in the past eight years. Increased spending for that purpose continued even as the ...
Meteor Blades 04/01/2015 45 45 1 -
Houston Area Kossacks: Come and Meet Smoh on April 11!
The Houston Area Kossacks would like to announce a meet-up scheduled for Saturday, April 11 . We normally meet on the last Saturday of the month, but we thought this deserved a special ...
Chrislove 04/01/2015 5 17 - -
Good Morning Texas! Political News and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks even Ted Cruz deserves affordable health insurance as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff hears the death rattle of the anti-gay forces. Harold ...
Libby Shaw 03/31/2015 2 4 - -
Come See Bernie Sanders in Austin Tomorrow
Howdy my fellow Texans, we got a full-blown lefty coming to town! Come see Bernie Sanders at the IBEW Union Hall tomorrow. The IBEW Union Hall is on 71 (aka Ben White Boulevard because this city ...
Patience John 03/30/2015 5 8 - -
The Houston Chronicle Spanks Ted Cruz
The editorial board at the Houston Chronicle fortunately has little patience for political snake oil dealers, charlatans, hypocrites, fork tongued liars and narcissistic demagogues. At least this ...
Libby Shaw 03/29/2015 52 142 1 -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance roots for underdogs even to the detriment of its own brackets as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff argues against having a state spending cap , much ...
Libby Shaw 03/24/2015 2 6 - -
Why the Right is so Wrong
Actually, the Right is more than wrong. It's behavior and policies are scary, dangerous and are an unmitigated disaster. The social media had been on fire last week with shares and hashtags that ...
Libby Shaw 03/22/2015 42 99 3 -
Your right-to-carry vs My right to Vacate
Note: Thanks everyone for the great discussions! Received suggestion to change the proposed name from "Right to Evacuate" to "Right to Vacate". I like it. Other suggestions are welcome. If you ...
jmbar2 03/19/2015 476 323 2 -
Workers awake and united in Texas: United Steelworkers get the contract they demanded
Texas refinery workers, along with refinery workers throughout the country, are striking against several refinery operators including Shell, LyondellBasell, and Motiva Enterprises. They intend to ...
Egberto Willies 03/15/2015 17 80 1 -
Next Houston Area Kossacks Meet-Up: Saturday, March 28 (RSVP Today!)
After taking last month off to encourage attendance at the Texas Kos meet-up, the Houston Area Kossacks will be holding our next meet-up this month. We're scheduled for Saturday, March ...
Chrislove 03/14/2015 19 12 - -
The Snow Made Them Do It
What happens when the contempt of elected officials for the duly elected POTUS (twice, thank you) trumps loyalty to one's country and its Constitution. This is especially true when these same ...
Libby Shaw 03/14/2015 2 13 - -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
Libby Shaw is back in Houston after spending a frozen week in Washington, D.C. and Newark, Delaware. The Texas Progressive Alliance is all about springing forward as it brings you this week's ...
Libby Shaw 03/10/2015 1 7 - -
One of the Most Moving and Memorable Speeches of our Lifetimes
The President gave a moving and rousing speech today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Selma at the Edmund Pettis bridge. (The full speech is included in the link.) Excerpts: It is a rare ...
Libby Shaw 03/07/2015 15 34 2 -
Texas Kossacks are more fired up than ever (Texas Kos meet-up pics inside)
Before I begin, I just want to point you to *Egberto Willies*' diary on the Texas Kos meet-up held in Austin on Saturday, ...
Chrislove 03/02/2015 43 125 3 -
Selma exhibit at LBJ Library in Austin
"Civil Rights are Unconstitutional." Tea Party Conservatives on guard in Selma, AL, March 1965. Photo by James Martin. Anyone heading toward Austin on Saturday, February 28 for ...
Blood 02/25/2015 3 6 - -
TX Gov Celebrates Busting up Immigrant Families while U.S. Senator Licks Chops for Gutted ObamaCare
A little over four years ago when former Houston Mayor Bill White (D) ran for Texas Governor he reminded voters of the unusual. Elected officials are public servants, White stated. What can I do ...
Libby Shaw 02/24/2015 14 9 - -
Texas Kos Meet-Up w/ Meteor Blades, Denise Oliver Velez, Egberto Willies, & kath25: RSVP Today!
We only have a little over a week until our epic Texas Kos statewide meet-up! And I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped. We'll be meeting in Austin on Saturday, February 28 for a packed ...
Chrislove 02/19/2015 45 44 2 -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance sends warm thoughts to everyone in the Northeast digging themselves out from snow again as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff reports on opposition to ...
Libby Shaw 02/17/2015 6 12 - -
Environmental racial disparity and Keystone XL
My hometown of Port Arthur, Texas may be considered "famous" for a few things: natives Janis Joplin and former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson, rappers Pimp C and UGK, who collaborated with Jay Z ("big ...
MRDFS 02/14/2015 11 23 - -
What should Texans fear the most? ISIS or Open Carry?
On Thursday I attended an event hosted by the Texas Tribune, an online, non-partisan newspaper. Its purpose was a preview into the Texas 2015 Legislature that is currently in session. This is part ...
Libby Shaw 02/14/2015 67 28 1 -
As Houston Islamic Center Burns, Firefighter Posts, "Let it burn...block the fire hydrant."
On Friday morning, part of the Quba Islamic Institute in Houston went up in flames , and local firefighters spent over an hour battling the blaze before extinguishing it, ...
David Harris Gershon 02/14/2015 370 415 5 -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance will be more than happy to never hear the word "sequestration" again as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff provides his four part Mayoral manifesto for ...
Libby Shaw 02/12/2015 1 7 - -
Don't Miss Epic Texas Kos Meet-Up w/ Meteor Blades, Dee Oliver-Velez, Egberto Willies, & kath25
The clock is ticking as we get closer and closer to our Texas Kos statewide meet-up. A bunch of us Kossacks will be meeting in Austin on Saturday, February 28 , for a packed day of speakers, panel ...
Chrislove 02/10/2015 43 53 - -
This week in the war on workers: Oil workers strike continues
Laura Clawson 02/07/2015 15 35 1 -
Texas Secular Convention in Austin, February 27 – March 1, 2015.
Secular Coalition for Texas has announced the first annual Texas Secular Convention to be held in Austin from February 27 – March 1, 2015. It will be preceded by a Rally/Lobby Day on the steps of ...
Blood 02/07/2015 3 9 - -
Rep. Alcee Hastings messes with Texas
'Thank you Jesus' — American news networks Congressman Alcee Hastings went on a bit of a tear during a House Rules Committee meeting this week, calling Texas "a crazy state to begin with"
Hunter 02/06/2015 129 84 2 -
Texas Meetup on 2/28: Now with Big and Burnt Orange Flavor
We have lined up yet another fantastic speaker for our kossack meetup in Austin on Saturday, February 28th! Longtime-kossack Katherine Haenschen , editor and publisher of the Burnt Orange ...
nomandates 02/04/2015 27 30 - -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that our government should be open and available to all as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff writes about opposition to the Plano Equal Rights ...
Libby Shaw 02/03/2015 1 12 - -
Conservative Texas: Cronies, Crooks, No Bid Contracts, No Oversight, Junk Science. But...
And a former Governor, recently indicted for the abuse of power, said he wears his indictment as a badge of honor. This is what happens when there are no term limits. Rick Perry served as the ...
Libby Shaw 01/30/2015 18 21 1 -
Good Morning, Texas! Political News and Information with a Progressive Accent
Well more than two thirds of the Texas Progressive Alliance thinks this legislative session is off to an inauspicious start as we bring you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff reviewed the state of ...
Libby Shaw 01/27/2015 3 5 - -
Epic Texas Kos Meet-Up Featuring Meteor Blades, Dee Oliver Velez, & Egberto Willies: Sign Up Today!
We have just a little over a month to go before it's time for the second Texas Kos statewide meet-up! You might remember our inaugural meet-up in Austin ...
Chrislove 01/22/2015 37 63 1 -
Good Morning Texas! Politics and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes the Supreme Court finishes the job on marriage equality as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff offers some thoughts on emphasizing local elections ...
Libby Shaw 01/20/2015 3 7 - -
Handicapping the race for mayor of Houston
Some local inside political baseball, FWIW. The race to succeed Annise Parker is in full swing and has somewhere between 7 and 12 contestants in the non-partisan (i.e. "jungle" primary-styled) ...
PDiddie 01/18/2015 4 3 - -
The Texas 2015 Legislative Session. Texans should be afraid, very afraid
If those of us long suffering Texans thought Slick's pervasive crony capitalism, Ayn Rand libertarianism, self-serving greed and right wing extremism would disappear with the departure of Rick Perry,
Libby Shaw 01/17/2015 85 70 - -
Houston activists opposed to local LGBT protections appear to have forged signatures
Signatures gathered by opponents of a local ordinance to protect Houston's LGBT citizens have suspiciously similar handwriting.
Kerry Eleveld 01/13/2015 39 36 - -
Good Morning, Texas! Political News and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance is girding its loins for what is likely to be an ugly legislative session as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff highlights the ongoing voting rights ...
Libby Shaw 01/13/2015 11 12 - -
Texas Deregulation, Oops for Texans
BACKGROUND Deregulation State utility commissions used to regulate most of the rates we pay in electric utility bills. Sales for resale between utilities are regulated by the Federal Energy ...
DRo 01/13/2015 4 13 1 -
Texas Kossacks statewide meet-up, with Meteor Blades, Denise Oliver Velez, and navajo
Last month, Chrislove announced that we are planning our second statewide meet-up, and why: Now that ...
nomandates 01/12/2015 42 68 3 -
Houston Area Kossacks: RSVP for our January 31 meet-up!
After taking some time off for the holidays, the Houston Area Kossacks group is settling back into its monthly meet-up schedule. Our next (and twentieth!) meet-up will be on Saturday, January ...
Chrislove 01/12/2015 4 14 - -
TX: If Expanded Should Medicaid be called Jesus Care or Koch Care?
Former Governor Rick Perry declared he would not accept federally expanded Medicaid, made possible by Obamacare, i.e. the Affordable Care Act, under any circumstances. He said to do such would be a ...
Libby Shaw 01/09/2015 17 15 - -
TX GOP state rep introduces bill to stop paying clerks who comply with marriage equality rulings
It's likely going to be a bad 84th legislative session for all Texans with Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick taking the helm, but it's shaping up to be a particularly defensive one for the LGBT community. ...
Chrislove 01/08/2015 41 72 - -
Haters, as shrill as ever, fire up effort to repeal LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in Plano, TX
You may remember that, back in December , the conservative Dallas suburb of Plano saw a glimmer of progress when it extended limited anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people. In a 5-3 vote (...
Chrislove 01/08/2015 19 28 - -
Good Morning, Texas! Political News and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance is still waiting for someone to invent the hoverboard as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff published special election candidate interviews with Diego ...
Libby Shaw 01/08/2015 3 15 1 -
Battleground Texas: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I am merely one of thousands of volunteers for Battleground Texas. This is a summary of my tenure with the organization in S.W. Houston. There are no words to describe the stunning loses Democrats ...
Libby Shaw 01/04/2015 57 42 2 -
Happy New Year, Texas! News and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance is taking a cup of kindness yet as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff stays on top of all of the legislative special elections that are going on. Libby ...
Libby Shaw 01/01/2015 1 15 - -
GOP Texas: Where state funded cancer research can become a slush fund for politicians
I wrote this diary for Texas Kaos a little over a year ago when the scandal surrounding the taxpayer funded Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas rocked the state. In a Republican state ...
Libby Shaw 12/27/2014 15 33 - -
Good Morning, Texas! Political News and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that all your days are merry and bright as they bring you this week's holiday roundup. Off the Kuff looks at the pro-discrimination bills that Republicans will ...
Libby Shaw 12/23/2014 9 18 1 -
Texas Investigates Medicaid Fraud Detection Firm for Corruption
That's right. A firm hired by the state to detect medicaid fraud and child abuse probes is under investigation for public corruption. (Here is a link to the article that is not behind a paywall.) ...
Libby Shaw 12/20/2014 10 27 - -
Good Morning, Texas! Political News and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance is dusting off its recipes for wassail and figgy pudding as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff says that the actual election results do not support exit ...
Libby Shaw 12/16/2014 9 12 - -
Must read: Andrea Grimes slams Texas Monthly for sexist cover mocking Wendy Davis
A magazine cover has never before made me as angry as Texas Monthly's cover featuring state Senator Wendy Davis as the winner of their "Bum Steer" award. So congrats, Texas Monthly , for descending ...
nomandates 12/15/2014 69 115 2 -
Texas Regulators Get Fired for Doing Their Jobs
Many years ago when my husband and I moved to Houston from Seattle I heard an ad on the radio that perplexed me. We had just moved and had not yet changed our driver's licenses nor had we ...
Libby Shaw 12/13/2014 103 223 6 -
Announcing Daily Kos State Meet-ups, Pep Talk events and two State Leaders!
Yesterday, I announced our first Daily Kos Regional Conference to be held in Kansas City on April 25, ...
navajo 12/12/2014 69 102 1 -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the Garner and Brown families in the quest for equal justice for all as it brings you this week's roundup. Guest blogger Kris Banks at Off the Kuff ...
Libby Shaw 12/09/2014 11 14 - -
Planning for TexKos Spring Meet-Up 2.0: We need your input!
Now that we have mostly recovered from the immediate effects of Election Day, Texas progressives have work to do. We knew from the beginning that efforts to flip the state would be a long-term ...
Chrislove 12/08/2014 25 25 - -
Ease up on the hate, please, TX Gov. Elect
It should be obvious that right's relentless bashing of our duly elected President has brought out the worst among us. In droves, it seems. This has happened from a national all the way down to a ...
Libby Shaw 12/05/2014 10 16 - -
Good Morning Texas! Politics and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance is back from its tryptophan vacation as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is cheering for the Texas same-sex marriage plaintiffs as they move for the ...
Libby Shaw 12/02/2014 4 8 - -
Open thread for night owls: New energy is transforming cities into centers of progressive innovation
Sarah van Gelder at Yes! magazine writes New energy is transforming our cities into hotbeds of democracy and progressive innovation.
Meteor Blades 12/01/2014 43 58 1 -
Houston Area Kossacks: Last Call to RSVP for December 6 Meet-Up!
Now that I've recovered from Thanksgiving, I just wanted to put up a quick diary about our Houston Area Kossacks meet-up this upcoming Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 PM . We normally meet on the ...
Chrislove 11/30/2014 2 7 - -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance knows that even in a bad political year it has plenty to be thankful for as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff highlights Texas for Marriage , a new ...
Libby Shaw 11/25/2014 1 11 - -
Houston Area Kossacks: RSVP for our December 6 meet-up!
What a month! But Texans aren't giving up, and neither are the Houston Area Kossacks. We will be holding our 19th meet-up on Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 PM. We normally meet on the last Saturday ...
Chrislove 11/24/2014 6 9 - -
Greg Abbott's Reaction to Immigration? The usual. TX Dems will not give up.
While many of us within the liberal and the populist wing of our Party have been frequently frustrated and disappointed by our President, his bold and decisive executive action on immigration reform ...
Libby Shaw 11/23/2014 22 16 1 -
BattlegroundTexas.com's "Game On" challenge
Anywhere you go today on BattlegroundTexas.com , they are asking: It's time for a change. Are you in? [email][zip] The submit button reads "GAME ON." Gotta love that. My question for us, here, pre-
philipmerrill 11/22/2014 31 3 - -
Disturbing 911 call in deadly Texas chemical leak
Video of Rachel Maddow's coverage below the fold. The toxic leak at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, ...
Laura Clawson 11/19/2014 35 56 1 -
Good Morning, Texas! Political News and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance continues to look forward as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff looks at some pro- and anti-equality bills that were pre-filed for the 2015 Legislature. ...
Libby Shaw 11/18/2014 3 10 - -
Voter Suppression did the Trick in Texas
Welcome to the small government state of Texas where liberty, freedom and individual rights prevail. For some of us but not all of us. The newly elected Governor Greg Abbott somehow found it ...
Libby Shaw 11/16/2014 68 100 5 -
Good Morning, Texas! Democrats are not giving up
The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that it's not whether you stumble that matters but whether you get up and keep going as it brings you this week's roundup. As the Fifth Circuit gets set to ...
Libby Shaw 11/11/2014 5 13 - -
We Lost the Election but We Are Not Giving Up
Most Democrats in Texas knew deep inside that Wendy Davis had a monumental mountain to climb. All of the state wide Democratic candidates did. This is a deeply conservative state that has been ...
Libby Shaw 11/09/2014 45 48 1 -
A Snapshot of Voting Day in Houston, Texas
Well, this is my first diary post, and I WOULD pick election day. I have a good reason though, and hope that others will chime in to report their experiences. I'll be monitoring messages and comments.
TulsaGal 11/04/2014 71 131 1 -
Thanks to the Supreme Court, many Texans can't vote in this election because they don't have ID
Tribal ID doesn't count either. In a ruling early last month, federal District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos blasted the state of Texas for its discriminatory voter ID law and issued an ...
Meteor Blades 11/04/2014 159 126 2 -
Good Morning, Texas. Today is Election Day!
The Texas Progressive Alliance fervently hopes that all of the election winners have our state's best interests at heart as we bring you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff discusses what the ...
Libby Shaw 11/04/2014 5 11 - -
I will not sit down and shut up about voter suppression in Texas
Of course my Governor Rick Perry would never get directly in my face to tell me to shut up and sit down like the bullying Governor Christi did to one of his protesting constituents the other day. ...
Libby Shaw 11/01/2014 41 120 1 -
Houston ABC affiliate misreports early voting end date
ABC13 reported recently that early voting ends Thursday, October 30. It is not true. Early voting ends Friday, October 31, at 7 PM. I sent them a direct Facebook message and I called them and up ...
Egberto Willies 10/29/2014 13 41 1 -
Good Morning Texas! Politics and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance says VOTE VOTE VOTE as it brings you this week's roundup. Vote in honor of those who have been robbed of their right, thanks to the Texas GOP. Off the Kuff published ...
Libby Shaw 10/28/2014 12 28 - -
Wendy Davis Reminds Us Why We Must GOTV, Plus TexKos Weekend of Action Updates
Our second and final week of early voting here in Texas is now underway, and we still have a ton of work to do! Have you voted for Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte, and other Texas Democrats yet? ...
Chrislove 10/27/2014 25 44 - -
Texas Voter Photo ID Law Disenfranchises 600,00 to 744,980 American citizens
I know I have written about this subject before but now that we are in the throes of early voting in Texas the abstraction of the strictest Voter Photo ID Law in the U.S. has become a frightening ...
Libby Shaw 10/25/2014 54 116 1 -
How To Vote In Texas
Well, straight Democratic ticket for starters, ok? You can always go through and click back off any specific pol who you find particularly offensive and vote for someone else or nobody in that race, ...
mskitty 10/23/2014 47 40 - -
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 10.22: Tales From the Battleground Texas Virtual Phone Banks
In 13 days the Lone Star State will hold elections for Governor, Lt. Governor, US House and Senate, State House and Senate, Local School Boards and one statewide Referendum. While the majority of ...
bastrop 10/22/2014 79 77 - -
Wendy Davis fired up the Texas Southern University students who then took buses to the polls
Wendy Davis attended a rally at Houston's Texas Southern University (TSU). She was well received with a crowd in excess of 500 students on a rather hot but beautiful afternoon. The atmosphere was ...
Egberto Willies 10/22/2014 40 163 2 -
Since the minute the Civil War ended, Texas has been suppressing the vote of African Americans
In the view of certain Texans today, these guys (from Company C of the Eighth Texas Cavalry), had the right idea about voting by African Americans.
Meteor Blades 10/21/2014 133 153 3 -
Good Morning Texas! Politics and Information with a Progressive Accent
"Voting freshens your breath, whitens your teeth, and improves your sex life." -- Molly Ivins The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that EARLY VOTING HAS BEGUN as it brings you this week's ...
Libby Shaw 10/21/2014 20 22 - -
TX Early Voting Has Started! Plus Wendy Newspaper Endorsements and TexKos Weekend of Action Updates
Yes, early voting has officially begun here in Texas and will last until October 31. Have you voted yet? As for myself, I couldn't get to the polls fast enough today to cast my vote for Wendy Davis,
Chrislove 10/20/2014 68 83 1 -
TX GOP, Greg Abbott Stand by Discrimination and Disenfranchisement
Within a few hours of a SCOTUS ruling on a case that essentially gutted Section 5 of the Voter's Rights Act last year, TX Attorney General Greg Abbott immediately enforced one of the most ...
Libby Shaw 10/18/2014 8 31 - -
Screw the DMN: Vote For Wendy!!
For years now, the Dallas Morning News has been a trusted source for news coverage analysis across the state of Texas. The work of their staff reporters is often praised for sound knowledge and ...
TexasLeftist 10/17/2014 11 23 1 -
A Judicial Race in Houston
I met [http://www.judgestevenkirkland.com/ Steven Kirkland] in 1983 when he was on a campaign staff for a Houston City Council candidate. At that time he had no plans to go into law. He is now ...
scott5js 10/16/2014 4 16 - -
Good Morning Texas! Politics and Information with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the advance of marriage equality and looks forward to the day when it comes to our state as we bring you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff published his ...
Libby Shaw 10/14/2014 3 14 - -
Michelle Obama radio ad for Wendy Davis, plus Weekend of Action updates
With only three weekends remaining to get out the vote (GOTV) for the November 4th Election, every weekend must be a Weekend of Action if Texas Democrats are going to elect Wendy Davis as our next ...
nomandates 10/13/2014 20 49 - -
TX Greg Abbott's War on Poor Women is Real and it is Mean: Updated w/Breaking News
As most of us know by now the vast state of Texas has closed down 80% of its abortion clinics thanks to a hard right ideological Republican Legislature that wishes to imposes its beliefs and ...
Libby Shaw 10/11/2014 35 74 - -
Dan Patrick's Attack Ad Against... Rick Perry?
Like he did in the recent Lieutenant Gubernatorial debate against Democratic candidate Leticia Van de Putte, Republican Dan Patrick has decided to double down on anti-immigrant rhetoric during this ...
TexasLeftist 10/11/2014 7 12 - -
Texas's Secretary of State Takes Action After Voter ID Decision
Texas's Secretary of State, Nandita Berry, took action today after Judge Ramos declared Texas Voter I.D. Law unconstitutional.
Tomtech 10/10/2014 28 35 1 -
Lone Star Rising: Voter Registration Soars Across Texas
“Texas isn’t a Red State. It’s a non-voting state.” When most people hear this, they tend to laugh out loud. Much of contemporary American politics hinges on the stalwart truth that Texas ...
TexasLeftist 10/10/2014 131 382 5 -
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