Sunday, April 19, 2015

Scurrilous Corporate Thieves Are Stealing Workers’ Comp

A cabal of about two-dozen corporate chieftains pushing a vicious new campaign against workers. Their goal is to gut our nation’s workers comp program

April 15, 2015
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Ted Cruz’s Latino Heritage Not Seen As Part Of His ‘Political Persona’

Ted Cruz has waning Latino support, as he’s focused much of his political energy at courting conservatives and tea-partiers.

April 13, 2015
Confederate John Deere

This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?

April 10, 2015
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North Texas Students Petition For A Speaker Other Than Texas Governor Abbott

University of North Texas students petition against Governor Greg Abbott giving this year’s commencement address.

April 8, 2015
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Texas Representative Hoping To Legalize Online Poker With Bill

Though Texas hold’em poker is illegal to play online for profit in the Lone Star State, on the other hand, state representative Joe Barton bets his bill will change that.

April 2, 2015
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Crumbling Alamo Spurs Texans To Revive Monument Faded By Neglect

Texans forgot the Alamo. Years of neglect leave the monument in a state of decay.

March 19, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Ted Cruz, Small Children, And Metaphors

It turns out that small children aren’t very good with metaphors — and neither is Senator Ted Cruz.

March 17, 2015
Greg Abbott

Politicians For Local Control, Except When They’re Not

Conservatives love local government — until the locals embrace progressive policies.

February 26, 2015
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One Gay Marriage Rattles Texas

An unusual case has turned the marriage equality debate in Texas upside down.

February 20, 2015
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Texas Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Another judge has ruled in favor of marriage equality.

February 17, 2015
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Judge Blocks Obama Policy To Defer Deportation Of Millions

A Texas judge has halted President Obama’s immigration policy. Now what?

February 17, 2015
Rick Perry

Perry: Change Must Come From Outside DC

Yes, Rick Perry is still running for president.

February 6, 2015
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Texas Lawmakers Introducing Measures To Roll Back Advances For Gay Rights

Texas Republicans are going to war against anti-discrimination laws.

February 5, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Florida-Texas War!

Jon Stewart highlighted the big confrontation this week in Congress — when Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) proudly messed with Texas.

February 5, 2015
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Texas Gun-Rights Leader Says Failure To Pass Open Carry Law ‘Punishable By Death’

Tensions are running high in Texas after an open carry advocate threatened the lives of pro-gun control lawmakers.

February 4, 2015
Rick Perry

Perry Says Exploration Of Presidential Bid ‘Moving Right Along,’ In Spite Of Legal Setback

Rick Perry won’t let a criminal indictment stop him from running for president.

January 28, 2015
Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY)

A Texas-Sized GOP Race For President

The road to the GOP nomination in 2016 will run through Texas.

January 26, 2015
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Scientists Look For What’s Causing Texas Earthquakes

Could fracking be causing earthquakes in Texas?

January 14, 2015
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Texas Abortion Clinics Seen Facing Long Odds In Fight On Limits

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans is poised to deal a huge blow to Texas abortion clinics.

January 5, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Lawmakers In Texas Push For More Restrictions

Texas lawmakers are looking to build even further on measures that have closed more than half of abortion clinics.

January 1, 2015
Nina Pham

Those Touched By Ebola Recount How Their Lives Have Changed

American Ebola survivors are trying to rebuild their lives now that the media have moved on.

December 31, 2014
Lethal Injection table

Capital Punishment In U.S. Continues Its Decline

Is the death penalty on its way out in the United States?

December 18, 2014
Ready for Hillary bus

Tarrant County Democrats Turn Out To See The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Bus In Fort Worth

Clinton’s campaign-in-waiting is rolling along in Texas.

December 18, 2014
Lethal Injection table

The Case Of Scott Panetti — And The True Meaning Of ‘Cruel And Unusual’

America must move past “eye for an eye” justice.

December 8, 2014
Greg Abbott

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Expected To Sue Barack Obama, Then Meet Him

Texas’ incoming governor has proven that he can fight with President Obama. But can he work with him?

December 3, 2014