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Who Should Make the Rules?

David Morris | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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.

Newest Wave of GOP Governors Should Support Prison Reform

Alexa Van Brunt | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Alexa Van Brunt

With a wave of new Republican governors taking office -- including Larry Hogan of Maryland, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Bruce Rauner of Illinois -- the question on the minds of every criminal justice advocate is this: which brand of Republican will they be?

Texas Governor Dedicates Day To Controversial American Sniper

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Groundhog Day isn’t the only holiday on Feb. 2 this year. In Texas, it is also Chris Kyle Day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed an official proc...

Texas Governor To Declare 'Chris Kyle Day' In Honor Of Famed Sniper

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

Jan 30 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late ...

Politics Versus Economics and the Enduring Mystery of Medicaid Expansion

James Moore | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
James Moore

Humans might not be the only casualties of the political standoff over provisions of the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid. Rural hospitals may begin to disappear because of lost revenues.

Texas Weighs Allowing Open Carry Of Handguns

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on th...

Historic Governor's Mansion To Be Tweaked For Greg Abbott

The Texas Tribune | Christine Ayala | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

The first Texas governor to use a wheelchair will soon move into a mansion built 134 years before laws started requiring that public buildings be acce...

Texas Leads Multistate Coalition In Lawsuit Over Obama Immigration Order

AP / Huffington Post | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, ...

Latinos Aren't Going to Save Democrats in Texas

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

This election shows that the Republican Party in Texas is quite capable of making a play for a solid portion of the Texas Latino vote. If Democrats want to have any hope of changing the dynamics of statewide politics in Texas, they need to lose their illusions about a coming tide of Latino voters who will save them.

Greg Abbott Wins Texas Governor Race Against Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Greg Abbott was elected as the next governor of Texas in Tuesday's midterm elections. Abbott has served as Texas' Attorney General since...

Wendy Davis Defeated

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) lost the Texas governor election to Republican Greg Abbott on Tuesday. Before becoming governor-elect, Abbott serv...

Greg Abbott Wins Texas Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Texas voters took to the polls in Tuesday's midterm elections, choosing Republican Greg Abbott as their next governor, according to the AP. Wendy D...

The Minimum Wage Shows Why (and How) We Should Vote Today

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In this age of do-nothing politics, it's easy to despair, but we must remember the intent behind the design. The same founding fathers who created a federal system that resists radical change also created a state system that encourages experimentation.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Texas-Sized Stupidity

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Keith M. Parsons

The issue of same-sex marriage propels some Texas Republicans into paroxysms of bigotry (actually, with these folks just about anything will do that). The knuckle-dragger response to same-sex marriage is to declare that if we recognize same-sex unions, soon we will have people marrying horses or inflatable dolls.

Scott Hits the Fan and GOP Hits the Czar

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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AIDs cases pile up but POTUS40 says nothing. After three Ebola patients in Dallas, POTUS44 sends 4000 troops/medical personnel to West Africa, creates CDC SWAT teams, appoints Czar -- NOT ENOUGH says GOP! Ebola Derangement Syndrome?

Women Be Damned: Of Politics and the Plays They Run

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Can women in politics run the same plays as men? For Alison Lundergan Grimes and Wendy Davis, one wonders if the system and society will let them run any at all?

Wendy Davis Stands By Controversial Ad, Calls GOP Rival A Hypocrite

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

Texas governor candidate Wendy Davis (D) stood by her controversial campaign ad attacking her opponent, calling Texas Lt. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) a hypoc...

Igor Bobic

Wendy Davis Campaign Defends Controversial Attack Ad Against Greg Abbott

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of state senator and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) on Friday rushed to defend a controversial ad attacking ...

Greg Abbott and Latino Voters in Texas

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

The Latino vote has been a big source of Democratic hopes in Texas, with the assumption being that if and when the sleeping giant of Latino voters wake up, they will overwhelmingly vote Democratic and turn Texas blue.

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott Court Hispanic Voters

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

By Marice Richter Sept 19 (Reuters) - Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abb...

Alex Lazar

Campaign Of GOP Opponent Files Complaint Regarding Wendy Davis' Book Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's (R) gubernatorial campaign filed a complaint Thursday with the Texas Ethics Commission about the legality of the ...

Wendy Davis Still Supports The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, is not backing away from her support for the death penalty. "I do support the de...