What Rick Perry doesn't understand is that in attempting to win the battle for SB 5, he's starting what will be a war for Texas -- and demographics indicate that his side doesn't have the numbers in the long term.
What's happened in Texas graphically illustrates the choice facing America. We can adopt an extreme pro-business strategy and subordinate worker pay and safety. Or we can adopt a strategy that puts people first.
I support Senator Davis and I oppose the bill she fought against. However, that doesn't change my opinion of the filibuster tactic and the way it is used now, both in individual state senates and in the U.S. Senate.
In a state that sorely needed it, a few Texas Democrats put their foot down on the issue of women's reproductive rights and in the process likely awoke a sleeping giant.
Governor Perry and friends are fast tracking a bill that would essentially end access to safe and legal abortion throughout the state -- but folks from El Paso to Texarkana are coming right back with their own message: not without a fight.
They're still not sure what caused the explosion or how to prevent another one, but Texas officials are united on who should be held responsible. They all want the federal government to pay up.
Education should not be a partisan issue, and opposition to high-stakes testing has certainly become bi-partisan. But a partisan solution might be the only way to get there.
Why has Governor Brewer parted ways with her fellow Republican governors on this hot-button question? I suspect it's because she has looked behind the political rhetoric and understands a few key facts.
By conflating testing with curriculum, Perry's veto of a testing relief bill aimed at the playground set revealed that he doesn't understand what happens in Texas elementary schools.
The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.
Why isn't the American public calling for the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of Donald Adair, the owner of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, where an explosion on April 17 killed 14 people?
There is not a credible economist out there who can say with a straight face that what the Texas economy needs is a business tax cut, so that's exactly what Rick Perry demanded.
Unlike Bangladesh, Texas is already extremely wealthy and can afford to adopt a more balanced and humanitarian approach to economic growth. Instead, the former seems to be modernizing while Governor Perry pushes his state towards an unreasonably purist form of capitalism.
On April 25 -- Thursday evening -- American icon and humble hero George W. Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity as he reen...
Texas is indeed going blue. The only question is when. If Republicans sabotage immigration reform, Texas Democrats may not have to wait for a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016.
If the legislature decides to do nothing this session, we will lose $5 Billion in federal funding this year that could have gone to the state, create jobs and help hospitals pay for the care of the uninsured.