Category Archives: Government

Missouri GOP Threatens Jail if Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Turn Over Patient Records

“Republicans want to provide extremists with a road map to every woman in the state who’s exercised her constitutional right to choose.” —PoliticsUSA.com

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Amarillo refugee issue is back

Yesterday, Mayor Paul Harpole voiced his concerns about refugee numbers in Amarillo to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. He wants the state to be more considerate of the strain that the number of refugees puts on the … Continue reading

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Florida anarchist makes day 

“What’s on your mind?” Some people answer that question seen daily, a fixture of daily life, on Facebook. It’s an open ended statement that they leave and no one knows who exactly they’re addressing unless they say.  Some go right … Continue reading

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Mississippi, North Carolina legalize discrimination in new laws

Mississippi Anti-Gay Tourism Video from Funny Or Die Mississippi pretty much does away with “separation of church and state” idea and North Carolina makes too big of a deal about gender identity.  “This is a sad day for the state … Continue reading

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Races of Injured While at Work Goes Unreported in TX

Injury Data by Race Goes Uncollected in Texas by Jay Root, The Texas Tribune Oct. 10, 2014 Austin lawyer Brad McClellan became convinced a few years ago that one of his clients, a black man who had been horribly injured … Continue reading

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Wave of anti-net neutrality comments has ties to Koch Brothers

“A letter-writing campaign that appears to have been organized by a shadowy organization with ties to the Koch Brothers inundated the Federal Communications Commission with missives opposed to net neutrality (NN), an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation reveals. Over the … Continue reading

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Abbott Declines to Endorse Perry, Cruz for 2016 Run by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Dec. 7, 2014 Texas Attorney General and Gov.-Elect Greg Abbott on Sunday declined to throw his support behind any of the Texas Republicans rumored to … Continue reading

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How Red is Texas?

Analysis: How Red is Texas? Count the Ways. by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Nov. 28, 2014 Texas, a hothouse for Republicans, is a decidedly hostile environment for Democrats. If that was not obvious in the first readings of election … Continue reading

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New Texas textbooks evaluated for bias

A report from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund has declared that the information in social studies textbooks that have been adopted by the Texas State Board of Education contain inaccurate and biased information. These books, intended for Texas schools, … Continue reading

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Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a site compiled by the Texas.gov site to make resources for Texas Veterans easier to find. Some examples of what you can find there: Learn about the Hazlewood Act: “a State of Texas benefit that … Continue reading

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