Fans of school choice—like private school vouchers and charter schools—celebrated Milton Friedman’s birthday by describing how baffled they are by opposition from public schools.
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Rita DeShannon, a special investigator with Child Protective Services, was fired today after the agency was alerted to inflammatory racist remarks on her personal Twitter account.
Misogyny, as I had come to learn, is rampant in the Texas Capitol.
Today brings the news that John Graves, the quintessential man of Texas letters, has died.
On Tuesday morning, Veronica Ayala, 33, stood next to her three-year old son Damian in a parking lot across the street from the J.J. Pickle Federal Building in Austin. Surrounded by a dozen immigrant advocates with signs, Ayala was making …
State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff has emerged as CSCOPE’s most outspoken defender at the state level—one of the very few elected officials willing to wade into tea party waters and pick a fight.
Beginning in September, at least 69 family-planning clinics in Texas will lose federal Title X funding, which means that they will have to comply with state law and start getting parental-consent signatures on file to continue dispensing birth control to minors.
The increasingly heated atmosphere of Texas politics finds key players, including gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott and HB 2 filibusterer Sen. Wendy Davis, taking to social media more intensely than ever.
“A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision,” Read by Akwasi Evans of NOKOA: The Observer.
Chevron is one of the world’s largest corporations, earning more than $240 billion in revenue last year. CEO John Watson raked in almost $25 million in compensation in 2011. And as of July, Chevron is the proud recipient of a …