January 29, 2023
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...

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Texas Legislative Round-up: Week Two

Texas Legislative Round-up: Week Two

Welcome to the Texas Legislative Roundup! We are here to break down the latest on the Texas Legislative session in Austin. Every week, we’ll give you the honest take on the news that impacts you – without pretending it doesn’t.  Week in Review Governor Greg Abbott and...

What happens when politicians put their political ambitions ahead of the people they're supposed to be serving?

Nothing particularly good.

With Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott pondering their 2024 futures, we ponder why anyone would vote for either of them.

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Musings: Ambition Kills

With Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz more focused on the politics of 2024 than the needs of their constituents, who will get anything done for Texas?

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New polling from @ipsosus and NPR shows how unpopular abortion bans really are: “What we see in our polling is that very few Americans are actually okay with an outright ban on abortion because for most Americans this is not a black and white issue."

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Poll: Most Americans Don’t Agree With Abortion Bans

This week a new poll from NPR and Ipsos shows that most Americans oppose outright bans on abortion, like the k...

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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...

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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,...

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