Reading Time: 4 minutes A new law in Texas is a step away from open government as the state prepares for redistricting in 2021, critics claim.
Reading Time: 1 minute Half a century ago, a former industry tycoon rolled up his sleeves and began to convert a large plot of barren land in Texas into a biodiverse habitat. His efforts now serve as an example of what individuals can do to make a difference
Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity activists are suing Texas state officials over a controversial and misleading advisory that asserts that thousands of “noncitizens” illegally voted.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Stoking fears of voter fraud, the Texas secretary of state issued an advisory that asks local election officials to investigate noncitizen voters. Except it turns out that the claims are vastly overblown.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The surge in early voting in Texas, especially among younger voters, came despite continued efforts that seem designed to keep minorities, the poor, and young constituents from the polls.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Last-minute polling closures across the Lone Star State may prevent minority and low-income voters from casting their ballots in the critical 2018 Texas midterm election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes GOP-elected representatives from red states like North Carolina and Texas have been consistent in denying climate change and denying needed funds to other states hit by devastating hurricanes. But when the big storm comes to their door, their hypocrisy is revealed — and it may cost them dearly.
Reading Time: 17 minutes This excerpt from author Robin Marty’s book, Crow After Roe, chronicles the various ways Texas lawmakers worked with anti-abortion advocates to sharply decrease women’s access.
Reading Time: 13 minutes The multi-state military drill known as Jade Helm has provoked a fierce debate. Is it much ado about nothing—or, as some claim, an effort to desensitize the public toward martial law? WhoWhatWhy takes a look.
Reading Time: 1 minute Video Gets Deservedly Bad Rap There are nasty, ugly, racist tv ads. And then there’s this. Click on picture above to watch the video. Story on this from Salon. ——–China’s Poisoned Children The Chinese government is covering up the fact that hundreds of thousands of children living near industrial areas in China are suffering Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Soon, Texas college professors and students will be able to carry concealed handguns on campus. Does this make you feel safer?
Here’s the story, as reported by the Associated Press and carried in the San Francisco Chronicle (a city whose Mayor, George Moscone, was killed by another elected official with a registered gun).
Reading Time: 2 minutes The New York Times has a surprisingly direct, no-hedging, exposé of oil industry shenanigans designed to block climate change legislation. For once, it is crystal clear to readers what is going on—the oil industry is rallying workers whose (understandable) immediate concerns do not extend beyond continuing to earn a living, to . . . preserving Read More