Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden has been indicted on felony charges in Houston, but Texas still has two more investigations underway. Read More
It's easy to avoid hypocrisy when you don't have any principles in the first place.
I have a question I’m afraid to hear the answer to: is there any degree of hypocrisy, or ideological dishonesty, that people won’t put up with when it comes to our elected officials? Is there a threshold after which even the rightest of right-wing voters will no longer tolerate lying, cheating or downright hatefulness? Read More
Despite a great deal of evidence suggesting that this is a terrible idea, elected officials in Texas are able to post their thoughts on the Internet. They have near-unrestrained access to keyboards, wireless routers, racist memes — everything that makes the world wide web turn ‘round. And while few of our esteemed elected officials are themselves liberal, they do make liberal use of their social media accounts. Here, we honor some of their finest online achievements in 2015. Read More
Update, 12:48 p.m.: After my piece ran Wednesday morning, Stickland called to say he “severely regrets” the comments he’d made in the past. His official statement: “I do not feel that way today. I can only repent and ask for forgiveness from … Read More
As part of the implementation of new abortion restrictions in the state, the Texas Supreme Court issued rules Tuesday that will make it more difficult for abused and neglected minors who seek abortions to do so without the involvement of their parents. Read More
The draconian policies favored by the GOP are better described as a war on the American family.
Indeed, if you want a home for policies that restrict legal abortion, that would ban birth control, that decry parental leave as unnecessary, that deride breastfeeding assistance as hostile to sacred business interests, that would deny resources to marginalized people and which ignores modern manifestations of racism in favor of crass calls for outright violence, you will find it in Ted Cruz’s party. Read More
Instead of focusing on the business of governing the state — I take this aspect of his job as a given, considering the man’s title, though it seems I may be mistaken — Abbott has gone huffing and puffing at Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s door, accusing her of not being compliant enough with federal immigration policy. Read More
It’s happened again — another story of organized crime and violence in the white community. This time the threat is very close to home. In our own backyard, 52 members of of a white organization have been arrested as part … Read More