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Texas Republicans Deny Minimum Wage Increase to Millions
Texas’ House Joint Resolution 26, which would have allowed for a state-wide referendum on increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10, was defeated by Republicans in the Texas House on May 14, 2015.
Stephen Benavides 05/23/2015 8 13 - -
Not Everything is Bigger in Texas
Example: Itty Bitty Crowd Attending Commencement Speech by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) Last Saturday, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott rose to give the commencement address to the Spring, 2015 ...
LeftOfYou 05/23/2015 28 82 1 -
Howdy Texas! Political News and Information that no Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn't need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear ...
Libby Shaw 05/22/2015 2 4 - -
Texas makes money by prosecuting truancy twice as much as all other states combined
It is so much quieter in school when no one's there. Texas appleseed released a report on Texas's truancy policy ...
Walter Einenkel 05/22/2015 15 11 - -
TX Governor signs bill requiring direct 911 dialing
Good news from Texas for a change. For those not aware of this story it actually started in December 2013 when Kari Rene Hunt's estranged husband asked her to meet him in a hotel with their ...
AllenMcw 05/21/2015 10 24 - -
Four workers dead, 11 safety violations ... and a $99,000 fine?
Laura Clawson 05/19/2015 70 139 1 -
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 67 68 1 -
Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
Libby Shaw 05/16/2015 20 18 - -
Austin city manager holds bizarre training session on how to deal with female-dominated city council
Female city council members asking too many questions, as females do. Residents of Austin, Texas recently elected several women to the city council. For the first time in the history of Austin, the ...
Jen Hayden 05/14/2015 169 168 3 -
Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to say whether state will defy SCOTUS on marriage equality
If you've been following the record-breaking flurry of anti-LGBT bills being filed by Republicans in the Texas legislature, you probably know about HB 4105, introduced by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-...
Chrislove 05/13/2015 35 35 - -
Good Morning Texas! News and Political Information That No Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy designing its own TexMoji as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is busy popping popcorn so as to fully enjoy the Jonathan Stickland soap opera. ...
Libby Shaw 05/12/2015 4 5 - -
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Star Wars Day as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff rounded up coverage of the voter ID appellate hearing at the Fifth circuit ...
Libby Shaw 05/07/2015 1 6 - -
Texas high school that doesn't teach sex ed surprised by chlamydia outbreak
Gee, who would have guessed ? A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer ...
FaithGardner 05/05/2015 160 200 2 -
Prickly Pears and Bluebonnets - Central Texas
johnatx 05/03/2015 18 27 - -
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 - -
Texas Democratic Party-situation normal….
I have just returned from a Texas Democratic Party event billed as Rural Summit, where I could “... learn about how we can work together to elect more Democrats in rural Texas, and create a ...
texaslucy 04/18/2015 26 26 - -
Dallas Kossacks - Don't Miss This Meetup!!
OMG! You won't believe it! Thousands upon thousands of excited Kossacks are converging on Dallas, Texas!! Why? For the Meetup on April 25th! When: April 25th at Noon for lunch! Where: Uncle ...
AndyT 04/17/2015 3 8 - -
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 04/16/2015 3 3 - -
Early push to eject Smokey Joe Barton from Congress
In 2014 David E. Cozad was the last Texas Democrat to file for the U.S. House of Representatives. March 7th 2015 he became the first Congressional candidate in Texas to officially launch his 2016 ...
FaithChatham 04/16/2015 16 17 - -
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 -
Texas Republicans want to make it harder for abused teens to get abortions
Texas law requires a minor who wants to get an abortion to have parental consent. If parental consent isn't possible, teens can ...
Laura Clawson 04/04/2015 35 44 1 -
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 -
WhereTheKogsAre:Links to the 150+ DK Geographic Groups by State & Beyond,2011-2015
COPYPASTE \http:\/\/tinyurl.com/DkGeoGrps FOR LINKING. Revision is continual : send corrections, additions, mergers, "ceased activity", etc. HERE . SCROLL ALPHABETICALLY BELOW INTRO OR ...
mettle fatigue 04/01/2015 25 37 12 -
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 -
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #244 - Toad Cruz Edition
ericlewis0 03/28/2015 115 213 2 -
Canadian-born Ted Cruz getting birther meds from left and right
Ted Cruz is getting some of his tea party's own medicine. To be clear, Ted Cruz is a US citizen. He is born of an American mother and a Cuban father. He was born in Calgary, Canada. ...
Egberto Willies 03/24/2015 345 357 5 -
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 -
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 -
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 - -
"White Lives Matter"
Media Matter Reports: "You know why white lives matter? Because that's what white people believe. The dirty little secret is, black people don't believe that black lives matter." -Michael Berry, ...
DAISHI 03/13/2015 18 6 - -
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 - -
3 weeks in the US, dead because he wanted a photo of snow
In a country where politicians troll the world about "existential threats" the actual existential threats get ignored. Whether this is a hate crime is as yet undetermined. This seems to have ...
annieli 03/10/2015 43 120 1 -
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 -
50 Years Later: I'm Still Standing with Selma
I was in Selma, Alabama on the historic Freedom Day to register voters. Tensions were high and leaders were escalating their tactics. I saw the inequality and violence that African-Americans ...
Congressman John Conyers 03/06/2015 49 295 4 -
Bill legalizing marijuana introduced in Texas House
Texas State representative David Simpson (R-Longview) has filed a bill (Texas HR-2165) removing all references to marijuana from State law - effectively legalizing it. According to Rep Simpson ...
johnatx 03/04/2015 28 25 - -
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 43 126 3 -
Texas lawmaker on his fifth marriage filed complaint against judge over same-sex marriage
Rep. Tony Tinderholt, valiantly protecting the right for straight people to get married an infinite number of times. Texas Rep. Tony Tinderholt, who is currently on his fifth marriage, is doing ...
Jen Hayden 03/02/2015 141 117 2 -
Not even a winter storm was enough to stop the Texas Kos Meet-up
The rain, sleet, and snow were not enough to stop the Texas KOS meetup in Austin, Texas, this weekend. One must remember Texans do not know how to drive on ice, let alone snow. Head below the fold ...
Egberto Willies 03/01/2015 67 181 5 -
I started a San Antonio Kos group.
http://www.dailykos.com/blog/San%20Antonio%20Kos If you are in San Antonio and want to join a our group please do. I am going to need alot of help as I am mad busy with the grand daughter. But blue ...
TexMex 03/01/2015 25 47 2 -
Announcing Austin Kos
So when we broke into regional/city groups at the Texas meet up, we decided we need an Austin group. I somehow ended up an admin. We need some more Austinites to please be admins or editors or ...
anotherdemocrat 03/01/2015 27 23 1 -
Meet the cancer patient who could lose treatment thanks to the Supreme Court
The potential executioners. Sarah Kliff at Vox has the story of Marilyn Schramm , a 63-year-old ...
Joan McCarter 02/27/2015 47 74 1 -
Dallas sportscaster confronts history of racism in one Texas community (and his own family)
Dale Hansen discussing his own upbringing around racists. Well-known Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen is making waves again, this time offering a sharp commentary on the "white power" signs students ...
Jen Hayden 02/27/2015 53 166 2 -
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 - -
Texas legislature celebrates ban on gay marriage with traditional bigotry cake
Mmmmm...mmmm. Nothing like a big ol' slice of bigotry. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick led the celebration as Texas lawmakers ...
Jen Hayden 02/25/2015 89 61 - -
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 -
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 - -
17-year-old Kristiana Coignard shot and killed by three police officers after brandishing knife
American police will kill you . Run from them , they'll kill you.
Shaun King 01/26/2015 355 523 19 -
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 - -
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 - -
Greg Abbott's Texas won't be having any of this 'local governance' nonsense
Oh noes,
Hunter 01/14/2015 49 43 2 -
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 -
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 - -
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 -
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 - -
North Texas rattled by nine earthquakes in nine hours
A series of earthquakes rattled the Irving, Texas area Northern Texas had nine earthquakes in a nine hour period yesterday, ranging from 2.3-3.6-magnitude.
Jen Hayden 01/07/2015 219 136 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 - -
Why the frackers suck so bad at fracking
And suddenly there was Chris Faulkner. He just appeared oozed like an oily fog without the little cat feet onto the fracking scene. Who is he and where did he come from were questions asked. Real ...
TXsharon 12/27/2014 64 34 1 -
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 officer attacks and tasers 76-year-old man over expired tags
Officer Nathanial Robinson tackling elderly man over expired tags. Another day, another case of jaw-dropping excessive force. This time ...
Jen Hayden 12/15/2014 346 323 3 -
The movement is spreading as Texas A&M University join nationwide 'White Coat Die-In'
A good friend who works in College Station, home of the venerable Texas A&M University, called, saying, "You know this movement is real when deep in the heart of Texas, medical students are ...
Egberto Willies 12/14/2014 21 64 - -
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 -
Texas mayor gives one hell of a speech in favor of LGBT equal rights
Good things are happening in Plano, Texas: The Plano City Council passed its Equal Right Policy by a 5-3 vote on Monday evening, ...
Jen Hayden 12/11/2014 61 166 4 -
Rick Perry is not interested in grappling with Texas' sky-high income inequality
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) has glasses now, so we ...
Laura Clawson 12/10/2014 57 24 - -
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 - -
Two cops caught on video assaulting a woman in a Texas jail receive no indictment
Last month, a Grand Jury in Jasper, Texas, cleared two police officers after they assaulted a black woman named Keyarika Diggles in Jasper City Jail in May of 2013. The whole incident was caught ...
FaithGardner 12/05/2014 115 120 2 -
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 - -
Texas school board member posts KKK 'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas' meme on Facebook
Another example of post-racial America. One can only imagine Hooks Independent School District board member Chris Harris won't be working for the district much longer after he posted the image above.
Jen Hayden 12/02/2014 129 107 2 -
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