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Musings: ambition kills

Musings: ambition kills

Welcome back to Musings. We've missed you, dear readers. It’s long been said that the United States Senate is populated with people who steadfastly believe they will one day be President of the United States.  No one exemplifies that axiom better than Texas Senator...

Texas Legislative Roundup

Texas Legislative Roundup

When most people think of the government they think of Washington, DC. Unfortunately for us living in Texas, most of the laws that impact our communities come from our state Capitol in Austin. Leadership in the Texas government has only gotten more extreme over the...

What Comes Next In Texas?

What Comes Next In Texas?

Next month, the legislative session will get underway. After the last session, which was a massive rightwing bonanza, what more do Greg Abbott and his fellow Republicans want? Well, a lot more of the same. Two years ago, Abbott and the Texas GOP ruthlessly enacted an...

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...

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

We finally made it: today is Election Day. While many will be eagerly awaiting the results from statewide candidates and wondering if Texas will elect a Democrat to a top post for the first time in a generation, there’s a slew of important local and county races that...