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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. it’s not mars but it’s home
    Elon Musk Really Is Living in a Tiny Prefab House in Boca ChicaIt’s built by — wait for it — a startup with ideas about world domination.
  4. juneteenth
    America’s Hollow Embrace of JuneteenthHow a commemoration of Black liberation became a favorite holiday of corporations and lawmakers.
  5. politics
    ‘We Have to Do What It Takes to Protect Our Delicate Democracy’Texas lawmakers may leave the state to save voting rights.
  6. power
    A Student Gave an Impromptu Graduation Speech About Abortion RightsPaxton Smith delivered an impassioned critique of Texas’s extreme abortion ban.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. abortion rights
    Texas Just Passed One of the Most Extreme Abortion Bans YetThe bill prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest.
  10. animals
    Fugitive Tiger Continues to Evade ArrestA big cat has been on the lam in Houston for nearly a week.
  11. the inside track
    The Marfa Tapes Ends on a Hymn to West TexasMiranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall capture the magic of their surroundings on “Amazing Grace (West Texas).”
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. austin
    Did the Texas Blackouts Reveal Austin’s New Real-Estate Hot Spots?Communities that helped each other through a crisis may now be threatened by a new real-estate marketing perk: critical-load zones.
  16. sure
    Matthew McConaughey Is a YouTuber NowAnd he’s organizing a star-studded musical fundraiser for Texas relief on his shiny new channel this Sunday.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. please no
    Texas Governor Lifts State Mask Mandate … for Some Reason?And Mississippi will follow suit.
  20. losers
    Ted Cruz Is Already Trying to Joke About His Cancún TripWhile other Texas politicians are in his home state, surveying billions of dollars of damage.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. last night on late night
    John Oliver Dissects the ‘Amazing’ Ted Cruz Cancún Saga“Because the first rule of fatherhood is throw your daughters under the bus at the first opportunity.”
  24. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  25. go home
    Shouldn’t Ted Cruz Be in Quarantine Right Now?Rather than, say, glad-handing two days after his jaunt to Mexico?
  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. texas
    ‘I Don’t Know How Much More We Can Take’A Texas domestic-violence shelter was still reeling from the pandemic. Then the winter storm came and their ceilings caved in.
  28. 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.
  29. politics
    AOC Raised $1 Million for Texas Relief YesterdayAmazing what you can accomplish when you’re not rushing back from an ill-advised Cancún vacation!
  30. 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.
  31. hypocrisy
    And Now Ted Cruz Is Throwing His Own Kids Under the BusIn a statement, he insisted that the whole trip to Cancún was his daughters’ idea. They are 10 and 12 years old.
  32. travel
    Ted Cruz Really Flew to Cancún While His State Was in CrisisHe went on a tropical vacation during a humanitarian emergency in Texas.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. action item
    How to Help People in Texas Right NowDonate to mutual-aid networks, volunteer at warming centers, and more.
  36. climate change
    Everything to Know About the Dire Situation in TexasDays after a major winter storm pummeled the state, hundreds of thousands are still without power.
  37. clear eyes full hearts no heat
    Why Did Texas’s Energy Grid Fail So Spectacularly?Bad weather and bad policy.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. climate crisis
    Yet Another Terrifying, Deadly, Once-in-a-Lifetime StormExtreme weather in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. has left at least 20 dead and millions without power. This is our new normal under climate change.
  41. 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.
  42. housing politics
    Austin Experiments With Moving Police Dollars to Homeless HousingThe city council has bought one hotel and plans to purchase another this week.
  43. covid-19
    Weddings to Die ForWhat a viral story about COVID nuptials tells us about American society.
  44. boring news
    Elon Musk Heads to Texas; Californians Don’t Seem To MindHe thinks he was being taken for granted.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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