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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…

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

A factory chimney belching out smoke and surrounded by fog exemplifies the…

A Gringo Goes to Cuba

A Gringo Goes to Cuba

Obama announced the new relationship with Cuba on December 17th, the day I arrived in Havana. On the way into the city from the airport, the lack of advertising was like a breath of fresh air. …

SXSW Film: Disaster Playground

SXSW Film: Disaster Playground

Films about outer space, exploration of the moon and the future of…

Union Made: Safety in Numbers

Union Made: Safety in Numbers

On February 1, 2015, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) launched the largest strike by refinery workers since 1980. 6,500 union members are striking at 15 petrochemical sites across the country, including 5 facilities in the Houston area.…

Marlise’s Law – Respecting Pregnant Texans

Marlise’s Law - Respecting Pregnant Texans

What should have been an immensely private and personal moment for our family was used as a political debate. The doctors weren’t practicing medicine, they were practicing politics.…