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Feb 23, 2017

The fight at the State Capitol over bathrooms is getting a bit personal.

Thanks to a video from the American Civil Liberties Union opposing Senate Bill 6, the controversial measure limiting who can use which loo,  the new watchword has become: Can you pee with the LGBT?

So it's time to drop your pants to oppose the...


Feb 17, 2017

In just a week, Gov. Greg Abbott seems to be taking on all comers.

First, in an interview on Fox News, Abbott blasted the National Football League for, as he put it, trying to make Texas "come to heel" on enacting a so-called bathroom bill that will require Texans to use only the loo that corresponds to the sex on...


Feb 10, 2017

Call it the week of the throwdowns.

First came Gov. Greg Abbott, blasting away at Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez and the "liberal Austin city" that he blames for allowing a wrong-headed "sanctuary city" policy to take hold, a policy he wants to ban under a new law wending its way through the Legislature. He also...


Feb 3, 2017

The arguing and fighting of Washington has come to Austin.

Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State speech, where he gently lectured the House and Senate to approve more money for Pre-K and child-protection programs, has some lawmakers rolling their eyes over where the additional money is going to come from, when...