The election of Democrat John Bel Edwards as governor of Louisiana is one of the most significant but ignored progressive policy victories in years.
The last four years have been among the grimmest periods in the Democratic Party’s history. State parties in nearly every region have been decimated, Dems hav...Read More
Democrats and Republicans should treat this new administration as a soul-searching opportunity to return to their principles.
I remember the first time I wrote a letter to John Cornyn, probably 10 years ago. The issue was abortion, and I asked the senator to consider the possibility th...Read More
Whole Woman’s Health is accepting appointments in Austin this week while about two dozen other clinics remain closed in the wake of HB 2.
Nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck two major provisions from Texas’ sweeping anti-abortion law, the clinic at the center of the case is emerg...Read More
'Unless we reverse the trends that we’re seeing now, we will be a poorer, less-educated state,' the former state demographer says.
“Unless we reverse the trends that we’re seeing now, we will be a poorer, less-educated state,” the former state demographer says....Read More
It’s as if state lawmakers owned an amusement park with a roller coaster that chucks a few riders to their deaths every month: We should fix that, they say periodically.
Texas state officials and legislators refuse to fund the state's child welfare system, then try to shift the blame when it fails....Read More
When a crushing defeat occurs, a window of opportunity opens where criticism is more easily countenanced and reorientation is possible.
Anna Donlan We’ll be talking about what just happened for the rest of our lives — why it happened, how it happened, and what the consequences were. It’s t...Read More
If lawmakers don't get the abortion restrictions they want from the Lege, they boss the health department around instead.
If Texas lawmakers don't get the abortion restrictions they want during the Lege session, they just boss the state health department around instead....Read More