20 Texas Private Colleges Are Opting Out Of State’s Campus Carry Law, Citing Safety Concerns

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK THINK PROGRESS Trinity University announced that it would opt out of Texas’ campus carry law Thursday, making it the 20th private college to do so since the legislation passed in June of last year. Other private colleges opting out of the law include Austin College, South Texas College of Law, Southern Methodist University,… More 20 Texas Private Colleges Are Opting Out Of State’s Campus Carry Law, Citing Safety Concerns

TEXAS: Where White Kids Open Carry, And Muslim Kids Get Arrested For Clock-making (IMAGES)

ADDICTING INFO In the very literal sense, there is something very wrong with this picture. On one side you have two white children openly carrying firearms out in public, a public that doesn’t allow you to drink until 21, but will let kids carry guns. On the other side, a brilliant student, who happens to… More TEXAS: Where White Kids Open Carry, And Muslim Kids Get Arrested For Clock-making (IMAGES)

Texas Handgun Open Carry Bill Clears Legislature

The Huffington Post AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era. Gun owners would still have to get… More Texas Handgun Open Carry Bill Clears Legislature

10 things you need to know today: March 23, 2015

The Week 1.Singapore’s founding father dies at 91 Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew died Monday more than a month after being admitted into a hospital with pneumonia. He was 91. Lee served as prime minister from 1959 to 1990, and has been credited with turning the small island trading outpost into one of the wealthiest… More 10 things you need to know today: March 23, 2015

‘Exclusively For White People’ Stickers Found On Texas Businesses

TPM LiveWire Several businesses in Austin, Texas were vandalized with “Exclusively For White People” stickers, The Statesman newspaper reported on Wednesday. The offensive stickers said that a “Maximum of 5 colored customers/colored BOH staff accepted,” which, according to the paper is a reference to “back of house” restaurant operations. Above a City of Austin logo… More ‘Exclusively For White People’ Stickers Found On Texas Businesses

Texas Voter Turnout Was Higher On Its First Day of Early Voting Than It Was In 2010

PoliticusUSA Wendy Davis with help from groups that support her is leading the way in the people’s fight against vote suppression. While Greg Abbott dedicates his efforts to disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in Texas, Wendy Davis is encouraging voters to exercise their franchise and Davis’ efforts are paying off. Monday was the… More Texas Voter Turnout Was Higher On Its First Day of Early Voting Than It Was In 2010

Voter ID Law Struck Down in TX, WI

The Daily Beast Sorry Rick… The Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin from implementing its new voter-ID law on Thursday, the same night that a federal judge in Texas struck down that state’s law requiring voters to produce government-issued identification before voting. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, an Obama appointee, ruled that Texas’s law amounted to… More Voter ID Law Struck Down in TX, WI

10 things you need to know today: October 3, 2014

The Week 1. U.S. journalist in Liberia stricken with Ebola An American freelance journalist working for NBC News in Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola, the network said Thursday. The 33-year-old man, whose name is being withheld at his family’s request, began showing symptoms on Wednesday, one day after NBC hired him as a second… More 10 things you need to know today: October 3, 2014

John Oliver presents: The enduring influence of Ayn Rand, ‘selfish *sshole’

The Raw Story On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver presented an informational segment on the enduring influence of libertarian writer Ayn Rand on politicians and captains of industry, asking, ‘Ayn Rand: How is she still a thing?” Noting that Rand is popular with conservatives, despite the inability by many of them to pronounce… More John Oliver presents: The enduring influence of Ayn Rand, ‘selfish *sshole’

Texas is not a Red state. It’s a nonvoting state wanting a reason to vote

Kos got it right in the above headline… Daily Kos It doesn’t matter whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian, a Green, or a member of any other party. Many have diedin order toprovide every Texan, every American, the right to vote.Many consider Texas a Red state. There has been much talk about… More Texas is not a Red state. It’s a nonvoting state wanting a reason to vote