Tag Archives: Texas Politics

Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

I compare TxDOT to a drunk who has run up a big bar tab and, knowing that he can’t pay, orders another round and prays for a miracle. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2016 “…income … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

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Mariann G. Wizard :
METRO | To serve the people: El Franco Lee, 1950-2016

Harris County Commissioner Lee was arguably the most powerful Black person in Texas politics. By Mariann G. Wizard | Special to The Rag Blog and NOKOA News | January 25, 2016 HOUSTON — Introducing a 2004 Houston Chronicle interview with … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
METRO | To serve the people: El Franco Lee, 1950-2016

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Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | The religious pretense of Texas
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

These imaginary violations of religious liberty allow Texas politicians to pander to the religious right. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2016 SAN MARCOS — It will come as no surprise to anyone who watches … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | The religious pretense of Texas
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s unpatriotic view of Syrian refugees

The governor wants to bar the ‘golden door’ to freedom, rather than light the pathway for those who most need to find it. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | Nov. 19, 2015 I have always considered the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s unpatriotic view of Syrian refugees

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Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | Some questions for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Where do you draw the line on accommodating the religious beliefs of public officials? By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 30, 2015 SAN MARCOS — In his official opinion as the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | Some questions for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The failure of Greg Abbott’s best arguments against marriage equality

It appears that the issue of marriage equality is less a matter of partisanship than it is of pandering to the religious right. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | November 2, 2014 Most lawyers are embarrassed to … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The failure of Greg Abbott’s best arguments against marriage equality

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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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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

The indictments mean that a special grand jury has good cause to believe that Perry has violated two criminal laws by his actions. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2014 AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry’s … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

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METRO UPDATE | Roger Baker : The continuing Texas drought crisis

By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 Roger Baker’s three-part Rag Blog series, “Can Austin survive the current Texas drought,” garnered much attention and was reposted widely, including by the highly-influential Resilience.org. Roger wrote the following … finish reading METRO UPDATE | Roger Baker : The continuing Texas drought crisis

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Rick Perry investigation may have legs

Did Governor Perry try to strong-arm Rosemary Lehmberg into resigning? Upon reflection,  some of the criminal complaints against Perry may have a legitimate basis. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 1, 2014 AUSTIN — When they … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Rick Perry investigation may have legs

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Filmmaking, pupulism, the attack on public education, and Texas politics on Rag Radio

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert with singer Sima Cunningham; pundit Jim Hightower; education activists Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky; and politics with Glenn Smith and Jeff Crosby. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2014 Listen … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Filmmaking, pupulism, the attack on public education, and Texas politics on Rag Radio

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Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood :
Working for a realistic left politics in Texas

To our friends outside Texas, we ask: Is it really so much better where you live? Where in mainstream politics in the United States is there much sanity? By Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood | The Rag Blog | February … finish reading Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood :
Working for a realistic left politics in Texas

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