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Activists Protest Bill Targeting Pregnant Minors

Activists Protest Bill Targeting Pregnant Minors

By Laila Khalili “Graciela’s family lived in a tiny town—her step-father worked…

Senate Fails to Pass Fast Track Authority

Senate Fails to Pass Fast Track Authority

This small victory should be used to build momentum against the TPP, and all so-called ‘free-trade’ agreements.…

Senate Passes Bill Banning Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Senate Passes Bill Banning Insurance Coverage for Abortion

By Laila Khalili   Last week, the Texas Senate voted 21-10 to eliminate coverage…

Houston has a HERO

Houston has a HERO

By Laila Khalili “We don’t care where you’re from, the color of…

Five Years On: Bryan Parras on the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

Five Years On: Bryan Parras on the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

Free Press Houston Talks with BP on the Fifth Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster…

Puff Puff Pass Marijuana Decriminalization

Puff Puff Pass Marijuana Decriminalization

“The eyes of Texas” are opening to the truth that cannabis is being recognized (again) for it's remarkable abilities as a medicine for numerous maladies and conditions. …

Texans Gather in Austin to Protest Discrimination and Advocate for LGBT Rights

Texans Gather in Austin to Protest Discrimination and Advocate for LGBT Rights

By Laila Khalili Earlier this week, hundreds of Texans descended on the…

It’s Going to be Okay: Two Bills You Really Don’t Need to Worry About in an Otherwise Hostile Legislature

It’s Going to be Okay: Two Bills You Really Don’t Need to Worry About in an Otherwise Hostile Legislature

I am a Concealed Handgun License holder and I own multiple firearms. I’m also one of the apparently rare and exotic political animals – I am a leftist in favor of gun rights.…

The Woman of Steel: An interview with Jana Pellush

The Woman of Steel: An interview with Jana Pellush

All these campaigns around the country to raise the minimum wage are a response to the beating down of wages since the PATCO defeat. I think there is momentum in the country now to fight back. …

Texas Right to Life Blasts Local Brewery for Renting Space to Pro-Choice Group

Texas Right to Life Blasts Local Brewery for Renting Space to Pro-Choice Group

By Laila Khalili Over the last week, comments have been flooding the…

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