June 2013

Mob Rule

Mob Rule

If you’ve never seen mob rule in action, last night the Texas Senate was your chance. Republicans and Democrats alike used tactics that exemplify why so many are inclined to disengage from political participation. Senate Bill 5, an omnibus abortion bill most notably...
SCOTUS Strikes Down Section 4

SCOTUS Strikes Down Section 4

Texas and other sections of the country subject to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act scored a big victory today. The Supreme Court struck down the formula for determining “pre-clearance,” effectively clearing the way for Texas to implement Voter ID and any future...
Living the Good Life on Taxpayers’ Dime

Living the Good Life on Taxpayers’ Dime

Wednesday, State district court Judge John Dietz announced a new six-week school finance trial that will begin in January of 2014. As this trial drags on, and Texas school districts continually screech that they are in desperate need of more funding, one district is...