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Michael VerMeulen

The Foolishness of the One-Door Policy

In the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting, Republicans are attempting to discredit and deflect attention away from common sense gun reform by proposing increasingly bizarre proposals. Given that the oft-mentioned idea of more “good guys w...

Controversy Swells Around NRA Convention Following Uvalde Massacre

In the wake of the horrific massacre that killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday afternoon, the National Rifle Association is ignoring calls to move its annual convention away from Houston, which is just a few hours away from Uva...

A Texas Way: Land Office Candidate Jay Kleberg Charts Hopeful Path Forward

On May 21, Democratic Land Commissioner candidate Jay Kleberg held a press conference with major Houston area leaders to announce his pledge to combat the institutional ineptitude and discrimination present in the past actions of the Texas General Land...

Beto Holds Town Hall for Texas Veterans

On May 20, Beto O’Rourke visited Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8790 in Houston to hold the first in a series of town halls focusing on the plights of veterans in Texas and how to address the systemic issues facing them. Prior to O’Rourke’s speech to...

Hidalgo vs. Ogg Reaches Fever Pitch

The well-documented clash between progressive Harris County County Judge Lina Hidalgo and moderate District Attorney Kim Ogg, which had already heated up in recent months due to the indictment of three Hidalgo staffers, has now boiled over into an unpr...

Activists Mobilize Against Texas Social Media Overreach

In the wake of the recent racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo as well as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision suspending the temporary injunction of the Texas social media law HB 20, progressive groups are sounding the alarm about the pote...

Right-Wing Court Gives Win to Texas Republicans in Social Media War

On the evening of May 11, Texas Republicans unfortunately landed a major blow in their ongoing culture war when the infamously right-wing 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the recent Texas law giving the state control of social media platforms’...

Abbott’s Insidious Plan to Defund Texas Schools Through Property Tax Reform

Texas has some of the highest property taxes in the country, and they’re undergoing a steep inflation as home values across the state continue to increase. Both major political parties have plans to address this financial burden, but Republicans are no...

Abbott Blames Immigrant Babies for Formula Shortage

Much has been written in recent days about the present American baby formula shortage, the worst in decades. Now, Governor Greg Abbott is utilizing the crisis to attack those he believes to be responsible: immigrant babies. The shortage stems from a...

Dan Crenshaw: Heir to the Neo-Conservative Throne

Of all current US House members, Representative Dan Crenshaw has amassed the biggest campaign war chest apart from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. While this might seem odd for a congressman representing a solid red seat newly-...

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