We progressives have a bad habit of assuming that large numbers of people supporting our positions is the same as gaining political power.
Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose
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The history of how the filibuster has been used in American history shows it to be a tool heavily weighted towards reactionary minorities, short-sighted isolationists, and those who oppose a strong national government.
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When Texas Governor Rick Perry announced this week he won't seek reelection, he left open the possibility of a second presidential run in 2016. Perry'...
Texas has the fourth highest teenage pregnancy rate in the United States. Despite these growing numbers, public schools in Texas teach an abstinence-only curriculum, leaving teens without the sexual and reproductive health information they desperately need.
We stand here today with open hearts, committed to speaking honestly, listening compassionately, struggling deeply, and acting with moral courage. We stand here today and affirm.
So, with a sly good ol' boy grin, today Rick Perry stood before reporters and held his new shoes up by the laces and announced that a new Ricky Rick was in town.
The Supreme Court decisions on voting and affirmative action at the University of Texas, the Senate's vote on immigration and the People's filibuster that killed a bill set to all but outlaw abortion in Texas, are all part of a strategy to take Texas and the nation backwards and keep power in the hands of a few.
Despite Laubenberg's loud declarations of support for the "unborn" and support for "women's health, her recent record on life issues and knowledge of reproductive health leaves much to be desired.
So if Perry is stepping down to focus on a presidential run, as some observers contend, what will that mean for GOP political gay-bashing in 2016 race? Judging from Perry's most recent rants, 2016 will be 2012 redux, no matter what any autopsy of the 2012 election by the RNC or GOP strategists might reveal.
The Lone Star State attack on women was just the latest in what is looking more and more like the new McCarthyism. It's a simple formula. If women speak up for their rights, label them nazis and terrorists -- and if you can get other women to do it, so much the better.
HILLARY: I'm sorry, Rick who? RICK: Governor Rick Perry? ...you know, of Texas? HILLARY: Okay, yes... hi, Rick. May I ask how you got this number?
Rick Perry might be moving on, but he's leaving behind a legacy as a radical free-marketeer who never governed anything he didn't want to privatize.
Now that states with a history of abusive behavior toward minority voters can change voting laws without getting "preclearance" from, well, anybody, there's nothing anybody can do about it.