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Kafka in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

When a cop with a political agenda can get away with persecuting a woman with a debilitating illness, Republicans can stop talking about limited government and personal liberty. If Romano's a potential terrorist, then so are you.

The Culture Wars Are Alive and Kickin' (A Disaster for Women and the Environment)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Ronald Reagan did the nation a lasting disservice by bringing into our politics in a huge way the Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons of this world. Thirty years later this Reagan coalition is still going strong.

Wendy Davis Pulls Feminism From the Fringes to the Mainstream

Claire Austin-Kulat | Posted 08.28.2013 | College
Claire Austin-Kulat

In what was possibly the first example of a political feminist meme, Wendy Davis and her team managed to turn what might have been a fairly unnoticed special legislative session into a full-blown feminist social media extravaganza.

No Words: A Firsthand Account of the Wendy Davis Texas Filibuster

Rachel Farris | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rachel Farris

I have been asked if it was planned. The truth is this: when you have no words left, when every word spoken has fallen on deaf ears, when the representative you have chosen to speak is no longer allowed to do so, sometimes all there is left to do is scream.

Who Is Wendy Davis?

AP | JIM VERTUNO and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — As she spoke late into the night railing against proposed abortion restrictions, a former Texas teen mom catapulted from little-...

Why Teens Should #StandWithWendy

Kimberly Tan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Regardless of gender, geography, and views on abortion, there should be little doubt in people's mind that Davis achieved something remarkable last night, singlehandedly changing the lives of thousands of women and inspiring thousands more.

'We Had Terrorists In The Texas State Senate'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Republican Bill Zedler, who serves in the Texas state senate, had some harsh words for protesters who rocked the capitol building over Senate Bill 5, ...


Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts

Our favorite meme-obsessed artist, Lauren Kaelin, posted an amazing take on the "Stand with Wendy" phenomenon today on Tumblr. In honor of ...

Wendy Davis' Filibuster May Have Turned the Tide of Texas Politics

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Dan Treadway

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.

Protesters Stage Sit-In At Texas Capitol Rotunda To Support Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Democrat Wendy Davis, a state senator from Texas, made waves Tuesday when she spent nearly 11 hours attempting a filibuster to block a GOP-led effort ...

Wendy Davis Filibuster Sparks Outpouring Of Reaction

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As Texas state senator Wendy Davis attempted a marathon filibuster to kill a harsh abortion bill in the state legislature, an outpouring of reaction f...

Team Obama Offers Support For Dem Literally Standing Up For Abortion Rights

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's official Twitter account expressed support Tuesday for Wendy Davis, the Texas Democrat aiming to filibuster a GOP-backed abor...