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Wendy Davis and Lean In -- Do Women Need Help to Lead?

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Sonya Hamlin

Wendy Davis stand up and deliver a 13-hour filibuster in a hostile environment, killing a bill to close women's clinics throughout Texas -- and doing it singlehandedly! It reminds us that leadership, courage, strength and a fighting spirit are all there -- all part of women's abilities.

Wendy Davis's Filibuster: Keeping Gridlock Alive

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

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.

Political Futures Hang In The Balance

The Houston Chronicle | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Fifteen state Senators will face voters in 2014, rather than serving a typical four-year term, following the once-a-decade re-election term drawing We...

Could Texas Ban Soda In Schools?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

State Rep. Carol Alvarado is once again pushing to ban soda in Texas public schools. The Houston Democrat is also seeking to ban sports drinks and oth...

Texas State Senator's Campaign Slogan Confused With Mexican Drug Cartel

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

By Karen Brooks AUSTIN, Texas, July 16 – A Texas state senator's beloved signature symbol will be reluctantly stripped from her campaign vehi...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers In Texas Rally Against Education Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

As Texas lawmakers prepare to cut billions in education funding and give school districts a heavier hand in determining teacher pay, the state's educa...