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Far Right Co-opts Tragedy To Promote Hate, Again

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Keegan

These are more than just a few absurd and cringe-worthy comments; instead, they represent a line of thinking that has elevated many right-wing politicians who wield significant power in this country.

Of Course, #BlackLivesMatter. How Could Anything Be Less Controversial?

Mark Suster | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Mark Suster

Black Lives Matter doesn't say ONLY Black Lives Matter. It doesn't exclude other people  --  it calls attention to the unique prejudices black people face in America. And saying "all lives matter" is a direct attack to say that black people can't unify around their unique problems and grievances.

Top Texas Official Blames Black Lives Matter For Dallas Shooting

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) was quick to blame Black Lives Matter protests for a shooting that killed five police officers and injured others in Da...

Texas Lt Gov. Dan Patrick Must Resign Over Anti-LGBT Tweets in Wake of Club Shooting

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

People like Dan Patrick who encourage or in any way condone mass murder of fellow Americans they dislike or disagree with, however obliquely, are unAmerican and should not be in any position of authority in any state or community.

Texas Lt. Gov. Doesn't Seem Interested In How Colleges Treat Trans Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) told reporters on Tuesday that he is sending letters to every superintendent in the state advising them not to follow t...

Greg Abbott's Anti-Trans Jab At Obama Doesn't Even Make Sense

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) spoke out against transgender rights in a tweet Tuesday. "JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man ...

Texas Republican Wants Schools To Decide How To Police Bathrooms -- Unless They Decide Wrong

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) has said he wants to "let every school decide, let the parents decide" how to police transgender students...

Bathrooms, Bibles and America's Boiling Point

Jennifer Sabin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Sabin

This is "the biggest issue facing families and schools in America since prayer was taken out of public schools," said Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. Huh?

Texas' No. 2 Leader Wants To Give Up Billions To Discriminate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Friday his state would give up all federal education funding in order to avoid complying with the gender equity law Ti...

Lawmaker Says He'll Help Target Leave Texas Over Transgender Policy

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices

The national debate over whether or not to allow transgender people to use the restroom that best corresponds with their gender identity continues to ...

Texas Lieutenant Governor Wants People To Start Buying Lunch For Cops

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a statement Wednesday that linked the recent killing of a Texas sheriff's deputy to a "negative attitude towar...

Bill Laimbeer Would Take LeBron James Over Michael Jordan 'No Question'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports

Take his comments with a grain of salt.

Republican Hypocrisy in the Texas Senate

Kevin Price | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

When liberals eventually take over the Texas Senate, these laws that back the Republican attack on freedom will then help Democrats do the exact same thing. It is amazing how opponents of "demagogues" and "despots" don't mind such, as long as their party is promoting such.

My Candidates Lost: Now What?

Amy Arndt | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Amy Arndt

My family remains a bit lost as we figure out what to do post-midterms. Our 11-year-old who remained involved throughout the midterms is ready to move on. In the car the other day, she nudged me to find a new hobby.

Tea Party Poised To Push Texas Even Further To The Right

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Nov 2 (Reuters) - With polls indicating a Republican sweep of statewide offices in Texas, two protégés of ...

Texas GOP Takes A Hard Right On Immigration

National Journal | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics

For two decades, the Texas Republican Party has been the great dissenter as the national GOP veered right on immigration. But it doesn't take very lon...

Immigration Is Not the Only Way Texas Could Turn Blue

Kevin Price | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Republican strategists' lips salivate when they think of population shifts to their state. This means more Congressional seats moving to their states and away from Democrat states. However, they may be surprised by the long-term results.

Texas Official: Perry Dresses Like A 'West Coast Metrosexual'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Departing Texas Land Commissioner and former GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Jerry Patterson has some interesting thoughts on the way Gov. Rick ...

The Fall of the House of Turner

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I believe that it will take a lot of news intelligence and creativity to turn CNN around. Cutting costs and firing guys will not do it.

Texas Primaries

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Fiery Anti-Immigration Republican Shifts Tone To Appeal To Hispanic Voters

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick’s victory over incumbent David Dewhurst in the Republican runoff for lieutenant governor on Tuesday night came as no surprise...

Dewhurst Loses Runoff In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst lost Tuesday's runoff primary to state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Associated Press reports. Tuesday's election ...

Patrick Wins Runoff For GOP Lieutenant Governor Nomination

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick has won the Republican runoff primary for Texas lieutenant governor, the Associated Press reports. The tea party-backed Patr...

Dan Patrick Wins Texas Runoff Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) has lost his runoff primary, the Associated Press reports. Dewhurst, who has held the post since 2003,...

Immigration Hardliner Looks To 'Frozen' To Make His Case

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Texas conservative Dan Patrick is taking hardline immigration politics social, Disney style. Texans for Dan Patrick released an immigration-focuse...