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High on the Hog

Texas' Republican ag commissioner spent $55,000 outfitting his office with taxidermy and other bits of Wild West ephemera.

The Republican spent $55,000 outfitting his office with western-themed decor and various iterations of taxidermied wildlife....Read More

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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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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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