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The Cruz-ification of the GOP

Ted Cruz's speeches haven't changed, but his audience sure has.

Where once Cruz was a little-noticed frequenter of the Texas tea party circuit, he’s done more than any other Republican to set the tone in Congress during Ob...Read More

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Dan Patrick Finds The One

The lieutenant governor's relationship with Ted Cruz hasn't always been this cozy.

Would it be rude to point out that Patrick backed poor David Dewhurst in the 2012 Senate election that catapulted Cruz to power? Or gauche to remember that the ...Read More

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Ted Cruz is Right. There’s No War on Women.

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 breast...Read More

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The New ‘Quiet Pessimism’ of Climate Change Denial

Texas conservatives may finally have to admit that a bevy of lawsuits can't stop the Clean Power Plan before it goes into effect in 2018.

While conferees still spent time trying to debunk established science and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton opened the conference touting his lawsuit against th...Read More

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Blessed are the Cowards

Did God's commandment to turn away people in need get lost in a Gnostic gospel somewhere?

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Obama announcing that Texas will not take in any Syrian refugees following the Paris terror attacks....Read More

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Western Block: One Woman’s Quest for Citizenship

Refujia Roman-Chavez could be a U.S. citizen, but she can't prove it without the cooperation of the West Texas border agents who’ve repeatedly told her to return to Mexico.

Much as undocumented parents have struggled with a sometimes hostile Texas bureaucracy that hinders easy access to their American-born kids’ birth certificate...Read More

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