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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Guidelines for Voting in Person Amid COVID-19 are Impractical

The state’s recommendations for voting in person amid COVID-19 reveal the depths officials are going to avoid expanding vote-by-mail as a safe alternative. It is an absolute treasure trove of co...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Weekend wrapup: Police crackdown on Dallas protests, George Floyd’s body to be returned to Houston

Dallas curfew continues following two days of demonstrations against the killing of Black people by police. The unrest was sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, an African...

How Bernie changed Texas

Stories of struggleBelieving in Bernie Sanders in Texas was once — and still can sometimes feel like — a lonely pursuit. Republicans called him radical — too extreme. Democrats argued that h...

Ken Paxton is bluffing. Voting by mail in a pandemic is still on the table.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was in a cheerful mood Wednesday evening when the Republican-stacked Texas Supreme Court agreed that fear of contracting COVID-19 did not legally count as a “di...

Trump’s marginalization of face masks could jeopardize economic recovery

Partisanship over social distancing guidelines could set back economic recovery as states continue to open and the COVID-19 death toll eclipses 100,000. President Trump’s administration says tha...

As coronavirus spreads among inmates, advocates call for release

Some Texans spent Memorial Day weekend tanning at the beach; others, namely dozens of family members of Texas prisoners, spent it protesting outside of Gov. Greg Abbott’s mansion in Austin.&nbsp...

Joe Biden announced as latest Texas Dems convention guest

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be joining House Speaker Nancy Pelosi next week at the 2020 Texas Democratic Convention. Biden will be among those invited to speak at the conventio...

Texas Supreme Court rules against citing COVID-19 exposure as a disability to vote by mail

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday voted against citing fear of contracting COVID-19 as a “disability” in mail-in-ballot applications.Under Texas law, only voters who have a disability, ar...

Center for Public Policy Priorities, nonprofit progressive think tank, rebrands

The Center for Public Policy Priorities, a nonprofit progressive think tank that has long been a leading voice on healthcare and budget policy, has officially rebranded to “Every Texan.”The ...
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