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  1. the law
    What’s Next in the Legal Fight Against Texas’s Extreme Abortion BanA brazenly political court let Texas ban almost all abortions. Politics may be the only thing to stop it.
  2. politics
    Worse Than Texas: The Real Threat to Abortion Comes Next MonthS.B. 8 will eventually be defeated but not the six conservatives on the Supreme Court.
  3. politics
    Anti-Abortion Activists Aren’t HypocritesThey don’t so much care about children, born or unborn, as they want to control women’s bodies.
  4. abortion
    The Legal Shadowboxing Over the Texas Abortion BanMerrick Garland vowed to protect abortion seekers, and scholars proposed ways to thwart the law. But no “vigilante” suit means no legal action.
  5. texas
    Texas Is Already Creating Abortion RefugeesPregnant people in Texas are scrambling to get abortions in neighboring states, but clinics cannot handle the influx.
  6. conservatism
    The Time for Democrats to Go Nuclear Was YesterdayIf conservatives can subvert the Constitution to gut abortion rights, moderate Democrats can abolish the filibuster to protect them.
  7. politics
    Supreme Court Lets Texas Ban Abortion With Vigilante JusticeConservative justices have jumped the gun on overturning Roe v. Wade.
  8. politics
    Texas Is What a Real Mob Looks LikeForget the freakout over illiberalism on campus. Pay attention to the right’s abortion bounties.
  9. politics
    The Supreme Court’s Stealth Attack on AbortionAt best, the justices feel no urgency to stop Texas from violating people’s dominion over their own bodies.
  10. politics
    Texas Just Got Away With Banning Abortion. Will Anyone Stop Them?Republicans crafted a clever, terrifying law to gut Roe v. Wade.
  11. politics
    Donald Trump’s Low-Energy Night in TexasThe leader of the Republican Party couldn’t elect his handpicked candidate in a congressional special election.
  12. politics
    Democratic Lawmakers Flee Texas to Stop GOP Crackdown on VotingFive of the state representatives who left for D.C. have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  13. abortion
    New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in CourtIn a twist on other pre-viability abortion bans, Texas leaves enforcement to any schmo with evidence of an “illegal” procedure.
  14. juneteenth
    America’s Hollow Embrace of JuneteenthHow a commemoration of Black liberation became a favorite holiday of corporations and lawmakers.
  15. politics
    ‘We Have to Do What It Takes to Protect Our Delicate Democracy’Texas lawmakers may leave the state to save voting rights.
  16. 2021 special elections
    Democrat Wins Big in New Mexico Special Congressional ElectionRepublicans may still flip the House in 2022, but this year’s special elections don’t indicate that a GOP wave is building.
  17. voting rights
    Texas Democrats Block Voting Restrictions Bill, For NowThe GOP-led bill bans drive-thru voting, caps poll hours, and adds new rules for mail-in ballots, among other measures to limit voting access.
  18. midterms
    Democrats’ Odds of Keeping the House Are Slimming FastWith redistricting reform stalled in Congress, and Democratic turnout weak in special elections, the GOP is cruising to House control.
  19. politics
    New York Will Lose Seat in Congress Because 89 People Didn’t Fill Out the Census2020 census reapportionment data showed seven House seats changing hands, but a net gain of just three in states carried by Trump.
  20. voting rights
    The States Following Georgia’s Lead on Voter SuppressionSimilar voting restrictions could soon be enacted in key Republican-controlled states like Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, and Texas.
  21. politics
    Matthew McConaughey Says He’s Considering a Run for Texas GovernorMatthew McConaughey called a run for Texas governor a “true consideration” in a recent interview. The actor’s party affiliation is unclear.
  22. coronavirus
    Can Businesses Require Masks After States Lift Their Mandates?The end of most pandemic restrictions in Texas and Mississippi predict the challenges all states will face as reopening occurs this year.
  23. texas
    How Is Ted Cruz Trying to Defend His Cancún Vacation Now?The senator has blamed his daughters, the media, and his neighbors for his decision to ditch Texas for warm weather during last week’s freeze.
  24. ken paxton
    Ted Cruz Wasn’t the Only Texas Republican Who Left During the FreezeAttorney General Ken Paxton claims his trip to Utah was “after power had returned.” But the day he left, over 2 million Texans didn’t have power.
  25. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  26. texas
    Water Shortages Still Plague Texas in Aftermath of Winter Storm: UpdatesPresident Biden has signed a major disaster declaration, half the state is facing a water shortage, and the political fallout is intensifying.
  27. politics
    Ted Cruz Abandons Millions of Freezing Texans and His Poodle, SnowflakeSnowflake was left at home while the senator and his family slipped away to Mexico.
  28. texas
    Ted Cruz Really Should Have Known BetterIt rarely goes over well when a politician vacations while their state is in crisis — as Chris Christie and several Democratic leaders have learned.
  29. scandals
    Ted Cruz Flew to Cancun While His Constituents FrozePhotos show the senator headed to Mexico with his family amid a double crisis in Texas. His lack of empathy shouldn’t come as a shock.
  30. texas
    Officials Say Texas Was ‘Seconds and Minutes’ Away From Monthslong BlackoutThe head of the state’s ERCOT power grid said that if it did not cut power on Monday, the system could have collapsed.
  31. texas
    What Texas Governor Greg Abbott Gets Wrong About His State’s Power FailuresAbbott claimed that cold-related blackouts were a portent of the Green New Deal, though they were mostly caused by frozen natural gas pipelines.
  32. extreme weather
    Extreme Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc Across U.S.Over 3.3 million households in Texas are still without power, much of the country is frozen, and more snow and ice are on the way.
  33. covid-19
    Congressman Ron Wright Dies of COVID-19The 67-year-old Texas Republican, who was also battling lung cancer, is the first active member of Congress to die from the coronavirus.
  34. covid-19
    Weddings to Die ForWhat a viral story about COVID nuptials tells us about American society.
  35. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  36. 2020 elections
    Republicans Make Shocking Gains in the HouseDemocrats were expected to win several seats, but will instead lose a handful. Nancy Pelosi now faces a potential revolt.
  37. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  38. 2020 vision
    Pelosi’s Grip on the House Will Tighten After the ElectionDemocrats should win more seats led by another suburban surge, this one possibly centered in Texas.
  39. voter turnout
    Texas Has Already Exceeded Its 2016 Turnout. Here’s What That Means.The county-level early voting data offers Democrats good and bad news — and one key lesson.
  40. vision 2020
    Is Republican Voter Suppression Starting to Backfire?The same dynamic that led Wisconsin Democrats to turn out massively in the teeth of a pandemic could be fueling the surge in early voting.
  41. hurricane laura
    Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana: UpdatesA chlorine-production plant near Lake Charles, Louisiana, has caught fire in the storm’s aftermath.
  42. protests
    What We Know About the Austin BLM Protest ShootingGarrett Foster was shot and killed on Saturday night in an altercation with a motorist who had turned into an intersection full of protesters.
  43. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  44. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hot spots are seeing deaths spike.
  45. vision 2020
    Polls Raise Hopes of Biden Turning Texas BlueNew polls, including one that has Trump down by five points, suggest the Lone Star State may not be off the table for the Biden campaign.
  46. vision 2020
    Trump Targeting Wrong Battleground States, Just As Clinton Did in 2016The president needs to focus on lifting his national numbers, not “playing defense” in Ohio or Iowa.
  47. coronavirus
    Who Is Getting the Coronavirus in America Now?Young people are driving the surge in cases across the U.S., but they’re not the only ones getting infected.
  48. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  49. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  50. coronavirus
    Texas Governor Rolls Back Reopening Plans As Coronavirus Cases SurgeCoronavirus hospitalizations in Texas have increased every day for the past two weeks and the state’s positive test rate is approaching 12 percent.
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