Op-Ed: For Harvey Recovery, We Must Do Better

Op-Ed: For Harvey Recovery, We Must Do Better

“Those walls are already dry . . . .”  Five years ago, I heard this repeatedly on the doorsteps of seniors I was visiting after Harvey hit when I asked them what they were going to do about their floodwater-soiled walls and sheetrock. In the immediate aftermath...

Beto vs. Abbott hits the airwaves

Beto vs. Abbott hits the airwaves

With 61 days until election day, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’ Rourke have started their attack advertisements to slam one another on some of Texas voters’ top issues.  In a 30-second ad released Tuesday, O’Rourke tweeted,...

The Toughest First Day Of School

The Toughest First Day Of School

In Uvalde, Texas, kids are returning to the classroom after their summer break. But this is anything but an ordinary first day of school. Today is the first day of school after the tragic shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary School, where nineteen students and two...

New Poll Shows Texas’ Abortion Ban Is Unpopular

New Poll Shows Texas’ Abortion Ban Is Unpopular

One year after Texas implemented Senate Bill 8, which was then one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the U.S., Texas voters are showing widespread support for abortion access and are more politically motivated to vote for change.  According to a recent...

Abortion Trigger Law Goes Into Effect

Abortion Trigger Law Goes Into Effect

Today, an anti-abortion trigger law goes into effect in Texas. With very few exceptions (not for rape or incest), abortion will be banned after fertilization. The trigger law also increases the penalties for anybody who administers or facilitates an abortion and makes...

Beto O’Rourke Continues Texas Tour

Beto O’Rourke Continues Texas Tour

The crowd of more than 800 to see Beto O’Rourke last week in Fredericksburg was loud and boisterous.  The size was notable, given that Fredericksburg is in a county that Donald Trump won by nearly fifty points. No matter where he goes in Texas, O’Rourke is...