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Varshini Regupathy

Op-ed: The New Texas GOP Platform is a Danger to the Soul of Our Nation

As a proud American and Texan, I am appalled by the platitudes declared in the new Texas GOP platform. The Texas Republican Party has reached a new low this year. This time, they have taken a jackhammer to the very foundation of our country and our fre...

Austin Housing Crisis Extends to Mobile and Tiny Homes Leaving Many Without Affordable Housing

Texas is facing a housing crisis, with Austin at its forefront, leaving many residents without affordable housing options and driving people out of their homes with astronomical rent increases. This crisis has begun to spread into the realm of mobile a...

In an Open Letter, Conservative Donors Endorse Basic Gun Safety Legislation

Following the tragedy in Uvalde, where an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers with an AR-15, there have been calls to reexamine America’s gun laws and pass strong gun control legislation, a continuation of a tense nationwide...

Ted Cruz Is Focusing on the Wrong Education Fight

Critical race theory, or CRT, has become a Republican staple for publicity grabs and divisive campaign messaging. The discourse surrounding CRT has resulted in the demonization of educators and book bans, an interesting aim from the party that claims t...

Why Don’t Texas Republicans Take on Gun Violence? Follow The Money

Following the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas Republicans were quick to emphasize that the solution to our nation’s mass shootings is not common sense gun control. After 19 children had died, in lieu of working to prevent these tragedies in the future, they p...

Op-ed: From a Texan Teenager: Dear Texas Lawmakers, You Have Failed us

As I am writing this, 21 people are dead – 19 children, two teachers. The Uvalde tragedy was the 27th school shooting this year. Parents went home to their children’s haunting empty beds. Teachers died protecting their students. Kids across the country...

Texas Republicans v. Business Community: On Abortion Access

Texas Republicans have long boasted their business-friendly policies to be the lifeblood of the state’s burgeoning economy. But recently, a war seems to be brewing between Republican lawmakers and businesses that are not so thrilled with the backwards ...

Legal Experts File Bar Complaint Against Ted Cruz Due to His Effort To Overturn the 2020 Election

A group of legal experts called “The 65 Project” has filed an ethics complaint to the State Bar of Texas against Ted Cruz due to his involvement in court cases that aimed to contest the results of the 2020 election. The 65 Project aims to call for bar ...

Op-ed: Greg Abbott Attacked Trans Children for Right-Wing Votes

The government of Texas is seemingly at war with trans children. In 2021, the Texas Legislature saw more than 40 proposed bills that pushed anti-trans rhetoric, the most in the country. This included a bill signed into law by Governor Abbott that restr...

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