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Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have for It Now?

Answer: $20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall.

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Decision on Texas’ Voter ID Law Is Another Loss for Trump Administration

A federal judge once again ruled that the law is intended to discriminate against blacks and Latinos, although the Department of Justice argued otherwise.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 READ MORE



Activists Dress in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes to Protest Texas Abortion Legislation

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel inspires a group of women to wear the book’s signature red robes to a Texas Senate meeting.

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Willie Nelson’s ‘Promiseland’ Celebrates Immigration and Condemns Building Walls

In the second installment of a two-part interview, Willie Nelson talks about his Native American roots and defends the contributions of immigrants. Transcript added.

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Rick Perry Doled Out Billions in Grants and Tax Incentives for Corporations While Governor of Texas

One grant approved by the soon-to-be U.S. energy secretary went to a group that turned out to be a phantom.

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The Shameful Spectacle of Denying People Their Vote

The Republican Party’s systematic attempt to disenfranchise African-Americans and other minorities with laws and restrictions at the polls did not die with Jim Crow.

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Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings of ‘Inherent’ Fracking Risks

A 5.6-magnitude quake, one of the strongest in Oklahoma’s history, shook a seven-state area. And “it could have been prevented,” said a leading activist.

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A Spike in Maternal Mortality Rates in Texas Spurs Soul-Searching

Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.

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Texas Has Developed World’s Highest Maternal Mortality Rate

The death rate from pregnancy-related complications doubled in the state between 2010 and 2014, and health advocates blame Republicans for cutting funding for women’s health care clinics.

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Should a Man Who Did Not Commit a Murder Be Executed for It Anyway?

Jeff Wood is scheduled to be put to death by the state of Texas on Aug. 24, even though he never killed anyone.

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Time for Progressives to Take a Stand Against Politics of Hate

The crisis over racism in America calls for something bolder and more single-minded than the laundry list of good ideas being tossed about by the Bernie Revolution.

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The Supreme Court Makes Herstory

With hundreds of abortion restriction bills in play around the country, this week’s landmark victory in a Texas battle over the issue is cause for celebration, but not rest.

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Supreme Court ‘Stops the Sham’ by Striking Down Texas Abortion Law

Women’s health advocates rejoiced Monday as controversial abortion restrictions were overturned because they pose an unconstitutional burden.

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Meet El Peso Hero, a Latino Superhero Fighting Injustice on the U.S.-Mexico Border

“El Peso Hero” is not your typical comic book series. The eponymous main character defends immigrants, stands up for the disenfranchised and speaks only Spanish.

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Sentenced to Motherhood

Dawn Porter’s “Trapped”—which airs June 20 on PBS—explores the effects of restrictive abortion laws in Texas and other parts of the country.

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John Oliver Bought Nearly $15 Million in Medical Debt to Prove a Point in an Incredible Way (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host discovered just how easy it is to get into the debt collection business and then go after payment, something that often results in the persecution of innocent people. Oliver then made television history Sunday night. (Take that, Oprah!)

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Once-Undocumented Wall Street Executive Now Is Helping Others Live the American Dream

Julissa Arce worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs as an undocumented immigrant. Now she is an American citizen fighting for immigration reform, and her incredible story may soon become a TV series. 

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Airman Kills Commander in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Texas Air Force Base

An U.S. Air Force member shot his commander in an apparent murder-suicide on Friday at an Air Force base in San Antonio, a senior U.S. official said.

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‘One Person, One Vote’ Supporters Better Keep the Bubbly on Ice

The Supreme Court’s ruling was a win for advocates of counting every resident in drawing up election districts. But it leaves the door open for future mischief by those who hope to weaken the voices of minority voters.

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Supreme Court Rules That States May Count All Residents in Drawing Election Districts

The justices unanimously uphold the principle of “one person, one vote,” but not all of them agree fully with the opinion of colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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VIDEO: Thousands Rally as Supreme Court Hears Biggest Abortion Case in a Generation

Abortion providers in Texas argued in the Supreme Court on Wednesday against a sweeping law that would force clinics to meet stringent standards for facilities that perform the procedure. “Democracy Now!” spoke with protesters outside the court.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Super Tuesday Live-Blog: A Super-Sized Day of Reckoning for Candidates in 12 States (Updated)

Sen. Ted Cruz may have a lock on Texas, but will Donald Trump be the big winner in the Super Tuesday contests? How are things looking on the Democrats’ side? Update: The results are in, showing some unexpected victories and losses. Take a look at the numbers and watch some of the candidates’ victory speeches.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Samantha Bee on How Progressives Slept Through the Most Important Election in Recent History

Pundits and politicians like to make each presidential election seem like the end-all of American politics, and yet one of the elections that has had the biggest impact on our everyday lives was the midterm election of 2010, according to the “Full Frontal” host.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Live-Blog: The 10th GOP Debate: Somebody Stop the Trump Train (Updated)

Donald Trump was the one to beat, and the other four candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson—knew it all too well. Update: Rubio momentarily took control in a rat-a-tat series of attacks that simultaneously painted Trump as a hypocrite and made light of Rubio’s prior debate stumbles.

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After Seven Long Years, the Question Remains: Who Killed Rafael Solis in a Texas Jail?

His mother, claiming he was beaten to death by jailers, has turned to the media in calling for justice. She has the backing of the Public Justice Foundation, which cites the Solis case and the infamous Sandra Bland death in demanding an investigation of all Texas jails.

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Texas Grand Jury Turns Tables on Anti-Abortion Group Behind Misleading Planned Parenthood Videos

In a surprise move, a Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood wrapped up on Monday by issuing several indictments not to the women’s healthcare provider, but to two of the anti-abortion activists who had prompted the investigation.

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Sarah Palin Takes the GOP Campaign to New Lows

Palin’s endorsement of front-runner Donald Trump this week was a master class in surrealist poetry. Geniuses of the Dada movement would have been humbled by her obliteration of the bourgeois concept we call logic.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



New York Values: What Tiny Ted Cruz Will Never Get About the Big Town

Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability—and the nation’s greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.

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Public Sector Unions Pin Hopes on Antonin Scalia Going Rogue

The conservative Supreme Court justice holds the key to their fate in a case with blockbuster potential.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE



Sandra Bland’s Family Slams ‘Secrecy of It All’ After Non-Indictment

“She should have never been incarcerated. Period,” said the mother of the 28-year-old black woman who died in a Texas county jail last July.

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Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

Manchester, a poor Mexican-American neighborhood in Houston, is just one example of how industrial capitalism is killing us on an altar of profit.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Biggest Abortion Rights Case in Two Decades

Justices agreed Friday to review a Texas law that could close three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics. The law, known as HB2, passed in 2013 and has led to the closure of more than half the state’s clinics.

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Texas Supreme Court to Decide Christian Couple’s Home-Schooling Case

The conservative court will hear arguments over whether Christian parents of home-schooled children have to follow basic educational standards or if they’re allowed to keep their kids blissfully free of knowledge as they wait to be whisked off to heaven.

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 READ MORE



GOP Debate Mendacity Shocks Even the Conservatives

For people who so often accuse Hillary Clinton of lying, the Republican presidential candidates seem to feel perfectly free to bend, twist and shred the truth at will. Unsurprisingly, that is just what several of them were caught doing in their free-for-all CNBC debate.

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 READ MORE


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Could Using Solar Energy Save Companies Billions of Dollars?

Going solar could represent a no-brainer for some companies looking to cut costs; activists are using dildos to protest a new Texas law that would allow guns on college campuses; meanwhile, a writer explores what our ideas about gender have to do with mass shootings. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE



Supreme Court Preview: The Pope Casts a Long Shadow Over the New Term

Francis’ full-throated opposition to the death penalty puts him at the opposite end of the moral universe from Scalia, Thomas and Alito.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE


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Winners and Losers in the GOP Debate That Went On and On

This debate won’t alarm Democratic strategists. The Republican infighting will make them happy, and so too will the portrait it painted of an extreme, angry party that is also—Rubio and Bush excepted—very pessimistic about the future of our nation.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE



Report Card: Which Candidates at the GOP Debate Got a Gold Star?

Sorry, Republicans, but it’s still Donald Trump’s world. And sorry, Donald, but now you have to share it with Ben Carson.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE


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