Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Funding

Planned Parenthood and 10 of its patients sued the state of Texas on Monday to block officials from cutting off Medicaid funds, calling the state’s actions “political” and part of a long-term pattern of denying reproductive health care to women.

November 24, 2015
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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Biggest Abortion Case In 2 Decades

The Supreme Court is taking on the challenge of Texas’ new law that imposed new medical regulations that would in effect shut down three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics.

November 13, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Captain Of The Vice Squad’

Jill Biden sat down with Seth Meyers, and talked about how she’d prefer a better title than “Second Lady.”

November 5, 2015
Big Bird

Can Texas Districts Require Proof That Home-Schooled Kids Are Learning?

Home-schooled students in Texas don’t have to take standardized tests, learn a specific curriculum or be instructed by certified teachers. Texas requires only that home-schooling include five subjects: good citizenship, math, reading, spelling and grammar.

November 3, 2015
Mayor Annise Parker

Nondiscrimination Ordinance Puts Houston At The Center Of Latest LGBT Rights Battle

Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian mayor of a major U.S. city and a moderate, admittedly wonkish, politician, has made Tuesday’s citywide vote on the nondiscrimination ordinance a deeply personal battle.

November 2, 2015
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Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood; Court Orders Louisiana To Keep Funding In Place

Those videos by the Center for Medical Progress continue to ripple throughout conservative states.

October 19, 2015

‘This Is What Erasure Looks Like’

We are witness to the vandalism of African-American memory, to acts of radical revision and wholesale theft that strike at the core of black identity. Once your past is gone, who are you?

October 12, 2015

Late Night Roundup: A Good Time For Ahmed

Larry Wilmore couldn’t help but ask the question: Wasn’t it kind of cool to get arrested?

September 24, 2015

Endorse This: We Stand With Ahmed!

“This isn’t my first invention,” Ahmed declared, “and it won’t be my last invention.”

September 17, 2015

Police: No Bomb Charges Against Muslim Boy Who Brought Homemade Clock To School

The boy’s case has sparked calls for an investigation by a leading Muslim civil rights group and has generated widespread outrage with trending hashtags on Twitter, including #IStandWithAhmed.

September 16, 2015

University Of Texas Moves Statue Of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

The university said the figure would be refurbished and moved to an exhibit in the school’s Briscoe Center for American History within the next 18 months.

August 31, 2015
Republican presidential candidates Jindal and Perry speak during a commercial break at a forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Ex-Texas Governor Perry Can’t Pay Presidential Campaign Staff: Reports

A Super PAC said they would step in, but they are not legally allowed to coordinate their activities with a candidate’s campaign, according to reports in the Washington Post.

August 11, 2015

Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Voter ID Law

The Fifth Circuit judges wrote: “We recognize the charged nature of accusations of racism, particularly against a legislative body, but we also recognize the sad truth that racism continues to exist in our modern American society despite years of laws designed to eradicate it.”

August 5, 2015
Ronan Amador, Elizabeth Amador

The 5 Worst States For Women’s Health

Five states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, female homicide, women living in poverty, and limited health care access.

July 31, 2015

Larry Wilmore Makes A Shocking Discovery In News On Sandra Bland Case

Wilmore checked on some major conservative personalities to see what their reactions would be.

July 24, 2015

Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Everyone’s Got Secession Fever

Donald Trump is railing against immigrants trying to get into the country, meanwhile we’ve got conservative activists and officers of the court angling to get out. Misogyny, paranoia, xenophobia, oh my!

July 10, 2015

Dear Texas: What Are You Afraid Of Now?

Texas, you go ahead and try to poison the minds of your children, but this version of history won’t fool the independent thinkers among them.

July 9, 2015
Photo: George Olcott via Flickr

Texas Will Give Legal Help To Officials Who Refuse Same-Sex Couples On Religious Beliefs

The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.

June 29, 2015
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5 States That Are Trying To Thwart Gay Marriage

Some states are trying to find the least discriminatory ways to discriminate against same-sex couples.

June 15, 2015
Dallas Van

Police Shoot, Kill Disgruntled Gunman After Standoff In Armored Van

An overnight shooting turned police headquarters here into a crime scene on Saturday with a detonated pipe-bomb and bullet-riddled windows and police cars.

June 15, 2015

When Police Brutality Goes Viral

With each viral video of police brutality comes a new opportunity to forge multiracial alliances to effect political change.

June 12, 2015

Endorse This: A Texas Cop You’ll Like

Watch the fun as the “sovereign citizen” repeatedly challenges the cop’s authority — refusing to even show any identification. But nothing — not even the car window he wouldn’t open — can shield him from the full force of the law.

June 11, 2015
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Big Food And Hotel Giants Trying To Peddle Plastic ‘Authenticity’

These apparently hip, alternative outlets are the fake-independent arms of huge corporations, vying for a hot niche of consumers in search of authenticity.

June 10, 2015
Texas pro-choice protest

Controversial Texas Abortion Law Upheld By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals panel has decided to uphold nearly all of the provisions of a Texas law that will force the closure of most of the state’s abortion clinics, according to an opinion published on Tuesday.

June 9, 2015
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