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A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

Despite volunteering, protesting, and voting, after former President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, first-generation Romanian-American Mihaela Plesa said something told her it wasn’t enough.  So as one does, she dropped everything to be as civically engaged as...

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A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

Despite volunteering, protesting, and voting, after former President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, first-generation Romanian-American Mihaela Plesa said something told her it wasn’t enough.  So as one does, she dropped everything to be as civically engaged as...

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

In the leadup to the midterm elections, Ted Cruz promised a “red tsunami.” That prognostication turned out to be wrong. With the re-election of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Democrats officially retained control of the Senate. There are still outstanding...

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Polls in Texas closed at 7:00 p.m. However, all Harris County polling locations will stay open until 8:00 p.m. This follows a lawsuit from the Texas Organizing Project. El Paso, because it’s in the Mountain Time Zone, will also close then.  Follow along for...

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Musings: Broken

Musings: Broken

I just want to state for the record up top that this is an opinion piece, and I’m speaking for myself. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my career in politics everything you have to give up to help people get elected to do big things for people, and I can...

Texas: a confederacy of COVID dunces

Texas: a confederacy of COVID dunces

Last Sunday, my fiancée and I were celebrating our recent engagement with a weekend stay out in the Texas Hill Country. It was a special moment for us: Despite nixing plans to visit her family (where I’d originally planned to propose) due to the surging Delta variant,...