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METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Texas is not alone in its willingness to restrict its upscale education to a ‘possessive investment in whiteness.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The Texas legislature seems determined to govern … finish reading METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Sen. Donna Campbell’s Dishonesty on Abortion

Texas Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, speaks to an anti-abortion group outside the state capitol in Austin, Monday, July 1, 2013. Photo by Eric Gay / AP. Extremism trumps libertarian views: Donna Campbell’s dishonesty on abortion Campbell allows her extremist … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Sen. Donna Campbell’s Dishonesty on Abortion

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Anne Lewis : Texas Women Who Misbehave

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis speaks to a crowd of thousands at the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas, July 1, 2013. Photo by Phillip Martin / The Frisky. Deep in the heart of Texas: Women who misbehave While pro-life sentiment is … finish reading Anne Lewis : Texas Women Who Misbehave

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Progress Texas’ Glenn Smith Talks Wendy Davis, Rick Perry, and More

Democratic political consultant Glenn Smith in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, June 28, 2013. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Talking politics with Glenn Smith, director of Progress Texas PAC Glenn Smith, who … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Progress Texas’ Glenn Smith Talks Wendy Davis, Rick Perry, and More

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Robert Jensen : Expanding the Dead-End Debate over Abortion

Editorial cartoon by Dick Wright / Columbus Dispatch. Image from Lukas Mikelionis.  Expanding the dead-end debate over abortion Rather than settling for simplistic answers or ignoring the question, we can recognize the confusion many of us feel in the face … finish reading Robert Jensen : Expanding the Dead-End Debate over Abortion

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Lamar W. Hankins : Women’s Freedom and Texas Republicans

Demonstrator at the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas, July 1, 2013. Photos by Deborah Kirksey Coley / The Rag Blog. Women’s freedom and Texas Republicans A political party that actually loves liberty would not seek to deny it to any … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Women’s Freedom and Texas Republicans

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Ted McLaughlin : Wendy Davis, Energized Dems Deal Blow to Texas GOP and War on Women

Pro-choice demonstrators at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Sunday, June 23, 2013. More than 1,000 packed the place on Sunday and the numbers kept growing during the week. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog. A new day … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Wendy Davis, Energized Dems Deal Blow to Texas GOP and War on Women

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Roger Baker : Can TxDOT avoid financial disaster?

Warning sign: TxDOT’s funding shortfall is 50 percent of its budget. Maybe TxDOT should heed its own sign. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | January 24, 2013 “Things can become complicated when you actually try to understand them.” … finish reading Roger Baker : Can TxDOT avoid financial disaster?

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Mary Tuma : Family Planning Cuts Force Texas Clinic Closures

Image from Austinist.New England Journal of Medicine: Family planning cuts inTexas force clinic closures Low-income women are being hit hardest by the legislative cutbacks, the study’s authors note. By Mary Tuma / The American Independent / October 2, 2012 Deep … finish reading Mary Tuma : Family Planning Cuts Force Texas Clinic Closures

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Alice Embree : Women are ‘Seeing Red’ in Texas

“Seeing Red” organizer Marcia Ball, center, with Emily Haas, left, and novelist Sarah Bird at the Texas State Capitol. Photo by Susan Crews Bailey / Facebook. ‘Seeing Red’: The Texas Taliban’s war on women By Alice Embree | The Rag … finish reading Alice Embree : Women are ‘Seeing Red’ in Texas

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Rag Radio : Progressive Texas State Legislator Elliott Naishtat

Texas State. Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin) on Rag Radio at the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Photos by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.Progressive Texas legislator Elliott Naishtat on Rag Radiowith Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here:Progressive … finish reading Rag Radio : Progressive Texas State Legislator Elliott Naishtat

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Martha Kempner : The Patronizing Lectures of ‘Private Practice’ and Texas Law

The four central female characters of Private Practice: Addison, Naomi, Charlotte and Violet.Private Practice and public law: Reproductive rights, and the patronizing lectures that television depicts and Texas now requires. By Martha Kempner / truthout / May 31, 2011 Last … finish reading Martha Kempner : The Patronizing Lectures of ‘Private Practice’ and Texas Law

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