People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.
The Republicans have become the voice of an angry opposition but are no longer involved in governance in a meaningful way. This is good for Obama, but probably not for the country.
I think we can all agree that life is sacred, and we must do everything we can to ensure that potential life is protected.
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Texas is now a battleground. The path to blue Texas will not be easy, but the road to get there is clear. Make no mistake, the Texas GOP's war against women will soon become a war against Wendy.
Wendy Davis, if she chooses to run for Texas governor in 2014, would provide a rallying leader for such efforts and that would help turn the flow of campaign funds back into Texas. This funding would be helpful for all Democrats, not just Davis.
If Americans witness their government abusing power, wouldn't you want them to speak up?
The Texas Legislature is back at the Capitol today, trying to pass a bill that would wipe out access to safe and legal abortion for millions of women in the state. If this all sounds familiar, it's because we've seen this bill before.
It really would seem that for all of Rick Perry's mansplaining to State Senator Wendy Davis about her obligations as a mother and emphasizing his love for the "sanctity of life," he only seems to be "pro-life" when it's politically convenient.
Even for a white-hot prospect like Wendy Davis, charting a path into the governor's mansion is an exercise in hope that optimistic assumptions hold up, Republicans fumble immigration, and Gov. Rick Perry, who has yet to announce his re-election plans, gives Democrats one last chance to beat him.
Chicanery and complex scheming in politics isn't anything new, but the intensity and frequency -- not to mention the broad-daylight hubris of it all -- by the Republicans this week has been extraordinary to behold.
What Rick Perry and the GOP did by not only calling a special session to close virtually every abortion clinic in Texas, but also changing the date on the votes that took place after midnight, was a disgraceful slap in the face of all citizens everywhere. And they did not get away with it.
No matter how you feel about abortion, arguing against it by saying "every life matters" while you are, in fact, the nation's top killer of inmates is either disingenuous or downright phony.
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.