Tag Archives: Texas Politics

County judge race is not worth crossing party lines

Early voting in the March 4 Primary Election began today. So, it seems like an appropriate time for me to weigh in on the whole thing. Now, without giving anyone “permission” to vote in the Republican Primary, I’m pragmatic enough … Continue reading

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According to the Right, you’re wrong

Progressives and liberals and Democrats didn’t much care for it back at the turn of the Millennium, when George Bush was anointed president despite handily losing the popular vote. Those were the heady days of hanging chads, frenetic recounts under … Continue reading

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Paul Sadler needs your help. Just go vote.

Ho hum. The dog days of summer are upon us. Nothing to do but stay inside and look for creative ways to beat the heat. But, if you are a Democrat who cares what happens in November, there is something … Continue reading

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Saving some dates and a little Democratic housekeeping

A wonkish report for all of you really interested in the nuts and bolts of the Texas Democratic Party Now that we seem to have a firm date for our primary election, it’s time to set up all the other … Continue reading

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Some light reading for your Wednesday …

A Talking Points Memo I get a newsletter each week from Texas Democratic Party officials. After an eventful week like last week, the newsletter is chock full of all sorts of interesting reading. Combined with Monday’s link-laden post, this should … Continue reading

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What do Milam and Burnet counties have in common? Not much.

Redistricting is rapidly overtaking the state’s budget as the top news story coming out of Austin these days. Competing plans are as plentiful as servants in Rick Perry’s rented mansion. State battles to the side, the two most recent proposals … Continue reading

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Mr. Peabody’s Improbable History

A children’s financial fairy tale Let’s ask Sherman to set the WABAC Machine to 2006 and see if we can figure out just how Texas got into a big, bad budget mess. Back in 2006,  Republicans of all stripes campaigned … Continue reading

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