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Priorities

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On August 25, 2017
Look, if you are going to run a government dedicated to ethnic cleansing, the important priority when a hurricane brings catastrophic flooding to south Texas is making sure the people of the Brownsville area, many of whom are undocumented, can’t flee north without getting their papers checked. Think of all the people the Border Patrol […]
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Above: If only There’s never good news when we are talking Texas politics. That very much includes its war on women. It’s possible that, even if Planned Parenthood is defunded at the federal level by current Republican efforts, funding might be restored by subsequent legislation. But Texas provides a startling example of how quickly the […]
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Republicans being Republican. First in the shitshow known as North Carolina: Three Republicans in North Carolina’s House of Representatives have introduced a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling in the state. H.B. 780, reported by WNCN Tuesday, states that the Supreme Court’s ruling declaring that same-sex couples are guaranteed the right to […]
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This piece on automation in the Permian Basin oil fields is telling for both why companies want to automate all their jobs and why this is disastrous for working-class Americans. A few bits: In the land where oil jobs were once a guaranteed road to security for blue-collar workers, Eustasio Velazquez’s career has been upended […]

Life in Texas

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On February 19, 2017

Now that the entire nation is on the road to becoming Texas, let’s see what life is like in the Lone Star Republic. Texans Carlos Santiago and Mary New, who both went from local schools to caree

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