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Texas Threatens To Sue Aid Groups That Help Syrian Refugees

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

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American Politicians' Reactions to Refugees Echo Past Xenophobia: Which Side of History Do We Want to Be on?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

The reactions of some American politicians imply that civilians at risk of death should be turned away from protection simply because of their nationality, ethnicity or religion. They go against international agreements - including the Geneva Convention - and engage in dangerous forms of xenophobia, racism, and prejudice that the U.S. has learned from in the past.

Did Texas Governor Greg Abbott Just Jinx The Astros?

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

Baseball fans, like those of most sports, are incredibly superstitious. They know that acknowledging a no-hitter or claiming a victory prema...

Texas Governor Compares Cowboys Defense To Border He's In Charge Of

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

Texas governor Greg Abbott has just had it with this Dallas Cowboys defense! It's horrible! But on Sunday, Abbott wondered what the perfect metaphor f...

Texas Governor Says Ahmed Mohamed Shouldn't Have Been Arrested

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) believes 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed should not have been arrested for bringing a clock that authorities thought was a bomb ...

Greg Abbott Launches New Initiatives Against Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) proposed eliminating Planned Parenthood as part of a host of other measures in response to recent undercover videos filmed ...

What's Your Kid Packing for Campus?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

With the right to bear arms no matter the consequences firmly established in U.S. law and the psyche of our citizens, the NRA has to push new laws to stay viable and keep Congress and state legislatures firmly in its political pocket. One of the newer so-called gun rights the group has cooked up is campus carry.

Traveler Removed From Flight After Telling Anti-Gay Texas Governor To 'Go To Hell'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A man waiting to board a flight got bumped after he confronted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) about his stance against gay marriage.  The passenger ...

Christina Wilkie

Texas-Based Whataburger Is Saying 'No' To Newly Expanded Gun Carry Laws | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Texas-based hamburger chain Whataburger will prohibit customers from openly carrying firearms in its restaurants despite a new law i...

Changing a Certain Future: The Dilemma Facing Texas Democrats

Bryan Bennett | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Bryan Bennett

It is imperative for Democrats to establish a call to action and use these next three years to mobilize resources and dedicate their efforts into recruiting a strong slate of statewide candidates for the 2018 election.

Matt Ramos

Meet The Fearsome Texas State Army Taking On Jade Helm 15 | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

When an extreme fringe of the Internet went into a paranoid frenzy about the U.S. military's Jade Helm 15 exercise, which begins next month in the Sou...

5 Reasons Why We Need More Guns on Campus

Jack Levison | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Jack Levison

The Texas legislature has passed Senate Bill 11, which allows college students to carry a concealed, holstered gun into college campus buildings. Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law.

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.

Texas Is About To Allow The Open Carry Of Handguns

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending ...

Obama Promises Quick Federal Aid For Texas Areas Affected By Floods

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday to offer his condolences to those affected by deadly floods that tore through ...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott: Deadly Flooding Is 'Absolutely Massive'

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, May 25 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at le...

At the University of Texas, Echoes of its Confederate Past Reverberate in the Present

Travis Knoll | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Travis Knoll

Instead of promoting outdated values, the University should vigorously reeducate its students, if not by removing the statues, at least rededicating the them in a way as to tell the story of the tragedy of needless blood spilled, not of a "glorious past" that existed only in the minds of those who refused to let go.

Texas Governor Prohibits Cities And Towns From Banning Fracking

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON May 18 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling pr...

GOP Presidential Candidates Blow Their 'Sister Souljah' Opportunity to Denounce Right-wing Extremism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The Republican candidates' unwillingness to repudiate those promoting conspiracy theories about martial law and Jade Helm 15 makes clear that the extremist wing of their party is far, far more powerful than the nonexistent Sister Souljah wing of the Democratic Party ever was. Even the more serious candidates like Rubio, Walker, and Bush were afraid to denounce them.

Texas Walmart

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Texas Walmart

Gabriel Arana

Rachel Maddow Sums Up GOP's 2016 Predicament In a Single Sentence | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.07.2015 | Media

“Jade Helm 15” is a planned military exercise slated to take place across the Southwest this summer, orchestrated by the Pentagon. But to consp...

Texas Paranoia

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Who Should Make the Rules?

David Morris | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Who should make decisions affecting the health and safety of our communities? Who governs? Conservative Republicans in Texas are split on the question.

From a University of Texas Graduate Student: Our University Business Model Is Killing Our Education

Travis Knoll | Posted 04.23.2015 | College
Travis Knoll

Without popular pressures, administrators at UT dare not raise their voices too loudly to ask why in a state recently "flush" with cash has insisted on privatizing and decreasing aid to a vital state institution.

It's (Way Past) Time to End Greyhound Racing in America

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.