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AG Paxton Files Another Anti-Trans Lawsuit
On an anti-LGBTQ legal rampage, Texas officials have filed yet another anti-transgender federal lawsuit.

7:00AM Fri. Aug. 26, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Nine Reasons Why Trump Is in Austin
Scrying in a crystal ball. Observing chicken entrails. Reading the tea leaves. All about as useful as political science to understand why Donald Trump is spending today in Austin.

8:38AM Tue. Aug. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant
During a hearing earlier this month that weighed the state health department’s proposed rule to bury or cremate fetal tissue (also known as: conservative politicians’ latest attack on abortion access), Carol Everett worried aloud of the threat of contracting STDs and HIV from an infected woman’s fetal remains through the sewer system.

8:00AM Mon. Aug. 15, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Fetal Burial Saga Continues
When Lexie Cooper was 20 years old she was raped by a man 15 years her senior.

12:50PM Fri. Aug. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Health Advocates Deliver Thousands of Comments to Oppose Texas' Pre-Abortion Booklet Revisions
While Kryston Skinner dreamed of starting a family one day, she knew it was not the right time for an early and unexpected pregnancy.

4:00PM Wed. Jul. 27, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas Dems to DNC: Pick a Castro, Any Castro
It was no secret that Texas Democrats hoped that Hillary Clinton would pick U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro as her running mate. Now there are calls for either him or his twin, Congressman Joaquin Castro, to serve as the new Democratic National Committee chair.

4:18PM Tue. Jul. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump
It's rare – no, scratch that – it's unprecedented that Sen. Ted Cruz would get a standing ovation from Democrats. But when boos rained down as he refused to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, it's hard not to imagine at least scarcely stifled giggles.

11:00AM Thu. Jul. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down
Senate Bill 14, the contentious Texas voter ID bill passed in 2011, violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. That was the ruling issued today of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, barely hitting a deadline set by the U.S. Supreme Court.

3:32PM Wed. Jul. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Charters, Turkish Coup?
Charter schools have been blamed for many things, but never insurrection. Yet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Fethullah Gülen, the man seen as the inspiration behind Harmony Public Schools, of being behind last week’s failed coup. Now he’s demanding that the U.S. government deport Gülen to stand trial.

10:09AM Wed. Jul. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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