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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Policy

Michael Sorrell talks the latest about Paul Quinn College and the fight for voting rights

When Michael Sorrell took over as president of Paul Quinn College, the position was supposed to be temporary. In 2007, the college was in dire financial straits when Sorrell was tapped to become...

Ted Cruz stonewalls key State Department nominees

As President Joe Biden seeks to reinvigorate American foreign policy with diplomacy at its center, one man stands in his way. It’s not Xi Jinping or Vladimir Putin, it’s Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz, who...

Democrats walked out. Now, Republicans are proving them right.

On Wednesday morning, Texas Democrats held a virtual press conference to reaffirm their commitment to combating voter suppression. The legislators’ defiance could even be felt, a surprising deve...

Bipartisan amicus brief filed on behalf of Crystal Mason, sentenced to five years in prison for casting a provisional ballot

A number of high-profile former state and local prosecutors, have come together to sign onto an amicus brief with the States United Democracy Center for Crystal Mason, a Black Fort Worth woman w...

At long last, Abbott gets sucker-punched for voter suppression

Texas Democrats have shown incredible restraint. The minority party has fled the state to break quorum only three times, disrupting legislation that would help keep Republicans in power on every...

After DACA ruling, immigration activists demand action from Congress

On Friday, Judge Andrew Hanen delivered a ruling that many immigration advocates had been both fearing and anticipating: DACA is officially “unlawful.” The news immediately reverberated around t...

Poll: Almost half of Texas Republicans don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine

A poll from Quinnipiac University released last Thursday surveyed the opinions of Texans on a range of issues. One particular eye-opening result was in regard to COVID-19 vaccines. The good news...

How two voting rights bills could help Texas

Texas, like many red states, is not known for protecting voting rights. Under GOP leadership, the state has been plagued by long lines at the polls, onerous voter ID requirements, gerrymandering...

How a Texas-based company ended up at the center of one of the worst hacks in history

Thanks to the craziness of the past year, one of the biggest stories of 2020 may have gone under your radar. In one of the worst cybersecurity breaches in American history, hackers penetrated th...

Texas Hispanic lawmakers discuss legislative priorities with NALEO

Texas lawmakers with NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials) met virtually Thursday to talk about the next steps in this legislative session.State Rep. Mary González, who is...
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