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.
It's too easy to just tell legislators that they are wrong. The harder path is to give them the facts and hope they don't ignore them. With only thre...
For the right-wing, shooting must be protected from any restrictions. Voting, however, must be as restricted as possible.
At a time when this country needs to pull together, when the world is embroiled in difficult financial and life-changing struggles there are states that are trying to rip our democracy apart.
Some offers are easy to reject using just common sense. I had assumed that the decision regarding taking billions of federal funds for Medicaid Expansion was in that same category, but for many legislators, the choice is not so straight-forward.
Tempers are hot and passions are running wild across Florida as the governor and legislature go back and forth, up and down on the topic of whether or...
Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.
For someone who has taught college students for more than 30 years, it is troubling to see how the current mindlessness of narrow-minded politicians and bean-counting college administrators threatens to undermine the long established and productive foundation of higher education.
We live in an age where political parties as well as journalists and pundits are overly obsessed with the racial, ethnic, and religious lineage of a candidate both in terms of suitability and electability.
The state that was exhibit A for economic disaster two years ago is now experiencing a tremendous rebound thanks to Gov. Rick Scott's pro-growth policies. Washington should take a page -- no, several pages -- out of Scott's book.
To say that the future of Florida's health care assistance plan is in flux is a gross understatement.
While some speculate as to whether fracking will ever actually happen in Florida, the oil and gas industry has shown it's serious about developing this shale basin and will host the "Emerging Shale Plays USA" conference in Houston, Texas from April 24-25.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) may have taken a long journey from professional Obamacare antagonist to would-be Medicaid expander but he apparently didn'...
A game is being played out in the halls of the Florida State Capital. Sometimes it's dodge ball, with some legislators trying to find any reason to avoid having to accept federal dollars, even if it means that almost a million of Floridians may be without an affordable safety net.
Rick Scott stated today in his State of the State address that he wants "a war on failure." If so, then let's start with the failed policies of our Tallahassee politicians. Last minute political stunts won't change the hardship that working Floridians are facing.