Texas Shows How a Filibuster Should Work

By: Monday July 1, 2013 7:43 am

The abortion fight in Texas is a perfect example of how a filibuster should work if the legislative system will allow them. It should allow an individual member bothered that particularly egregious piece of legislation is being rushed through the legislature to take extraordinary measures to delay the vote while bringing attention to the issue. [...]

TransCanada Tarsands Blockade Call Reports

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 12:16 pm

You can sign the petition demanding TransCanada CEO Russell Girling denounce the torture of the Keystone XL Blockaders. We’ll be working with the Tarsands Blockade folks to have them delivered to TransCanada representatives in Texas. Then call TransCanada’s corporate offices to demand immediate action.

Here are some of the comments from preliminary call reports. Thanks to everyone who called. It sounds like TransCanada is getting the message:

Rick Perry Says No to Medicaid Expansion

By: Monday July 9, 2012 7:28 am

Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided his state will not be taking part in the Affordable Care Act. Most importantly this means Texas will not expand Medicaid to everyone under 138 percent of the poverty line. From the Texas Tribune: “I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab,” [...]

Corporations Throwing Politicians Expensive Parties – How Is This Not Criminal Corruption?

By: Tuesday January 18, 2011 12:56 pm

It appears many of the most important corporate special interest groups in Texas are going to throw a super-awesome party for Gov. Rick Perry and his friends. Via Matt Yglesias from the Dallas News: The Republican governor and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst were the featured attraction Monday night at an invitation-only soiree for donors giving as [...]

Stop Making Census

By: Thursday April 1, 2010 9:06 am

I was on MSNBC today with Contessa Brewer and Matt Lewis talking census — jh (Now updated with video at right.) Today is Census Day.  This year’s 10-question form is the shortest in history.  The government will use the information it learns about the population to define congressional districts, plan transportation systems and roadways, draw [...]

Health Care Action in the States

By: Friday July 31, 2009 12:04 pm

Here’s a round-up of the latest action in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Maryland and Delaware.

Big Bad John Runs Into The Buzzsaw

By: Saturday June 28, 2008 7:12 am

Republican Sen. John Cornyn, in a race within the margin of error currently with Democratic challenger Rick Noriega, put out an ad so comical, so utterly ridiculous, that it had to be spoofed (yes, this ad above was real). So the Noriega team took care of it, by actually pointing out “Big Bad John’s” real record while showing his own ad just for comic value.

One last point, can we get a

Sen Clinton: “…seemed to have come to terms over the last week with the near certainty that she will not win the nomination”

By: Sunday June 1, 2008 7:56 am

I have to say one thing. Senator Clinton has amazing resilience. I was pretty sure after she didn’t win by huge margins in Texas and Ohio.

Will she bring this same fighting spirit to electing Obama? I think she will, but only time will tell.