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Musings: Failure to Launch

Musings: Failure to Launch

Enigmatic actor and self-described “poet-philosopher” Matthew McConaughey did a fresh round of press last week, and while the talented thespian has assertively kept the door ajar on a potential bid for Governor of Texas, he has also assertively kept afloat the most...

Musings: Beto can beat Greg Abbott

Musings: Beto can beat Greg Abbott

It is often said that showing up is half the battle, and that is often true in American politics but especially so in Texas, where Democrats have anxiously waited all year for word about if, and according to new reporting when, Beto O’Rourke might join the 2022 race...

Musings: How to Beat Greg Abbott, revisited

Musings: How to Beat Greg Abbott, revisited

Way back in early February, I made a bold proclamation: despite his decades in office in millions in his campaign coffers, Governor Greg Abbott was eminently beatable in 2022.  Here we are, half a year later, and from my perspective as an extremely pissed-off...

Op-Ed: Reflections of a Quorum Breaker

Op-Ed: Reflections of a Quorum Breaker

I’m a proud quorum breaker. By leaving Texas, my 56 Democratic colleagues and I shined a national spotlight on Greg Abbott’s voter suppression bill and pushed Congress closer to passing a new federal voting rights act to override it. We did it by staying focused,...