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Pete Gallego and Texas Democrats Once Again Snatch Defeat from Jaws of Victory

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In what should have been an easy win in San Antonio, Democrats managed to lose a seat they’ve held for 139 years.
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The Christian Right’s Politics of Cruelty

The policies pushed by politicians like Donald Trump and Dan Patrick are anything but Christ-like.

It’s an especially bitter irony. You might expect that the rise to power of politicians who either are outspokenly Christian or have overwhelming support from...Read More

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Professor Trill

Rapper Bun B on Port Arthur, resilience and the meaning of trill.

The Bayou City loves Bernard “Bun B” Freeman so much that he’s been given the title “Houston’s unofficial mayor.” But the Grammy-nominated renaissan...Read More

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On Gun Safety, Democrats are Steeled

Texas Democrats are becoming more sure-footed in their call for gun reform legislation.

For years, the Gun Owners Caucus had a regular presence at Texas Democratic Party conventions. The group’s message: “Texas Democrats do not want your guns; ...Read More

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A Time for Radical Thinking

We need more bold ideas that challenge Trump and restore democracy.

Give Donald Trump this: he’s brought a certain clarity to our present condition. With democratic norms shattered, institutions weakened and the illusion of a ...Read More

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Documentary Follows a Family’s Fight to Change Texas Law that Turned Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman into an ‘Incubator’

62 Days is meant to bring attention to laws that “punish women and put them in extraordinary circumstances where their choices and autonomy are dismissed,” the filmmaker said.

For 62 days, Marlise Muñoz’s family was forced to watch as her body deteriorated. The 33-year-old paramedic had suffered a pulmonary embolism two days before...Read More

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