Ed Espinoza on Twitter: @EdEspinoza Progress Texas on Twitter: @ProgressTX Progress Texas’s website: ProgressTexas.org Ed Espinoza at ProgressTexas.org: Flipping Texas in 2020 Y’all. What’s happening in Texas right now did not happen overnight. And it started well before 2018. I wrote an analysis of voter growth entitled “Flipping Texas 2020” and I’ll offer a summary here 1/https://t.co/VeB2zWC18O — Ed Espinoza […]Read more ›
A hospital denied her treatment after a stroke because she didn’t have insurance, but Obamacare changed all that. When Jae Stewart was 14 years old, she collapsed in the gym while playing basketball. The doctors said she had a heart murmur and sent her on her way, but little did Jae know this was the beginning of a lifetime of […]Read more ›
This morning, Eclectablog participated in a national Money Bomb for Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate for Texas governor. The original goal was $1,000.
As of 10:21 p.m. ET, we raised $10,470. Can I get a hell yeah?!
Wendy Davis herself is well aware of our effort:
[Photo credit: Andrea Greer, used with permission]
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Texas is changing and YOU can be a part of that [CC image credit: texastribune | Flickr] At the risk of competing with our own Eclectablog fundraiser this week, we are participating in a National Money Bomb for Texas Senator Wendy Davis who is running for governor in the Lone Star State. We’re joining Burnt Orange Report, Feministing, The Rude […]Read more ›
Today’s “Biggest Jerk in Congress” winner: Randy Neugebauer who forced a U.S. park ranger to apologize for doing her job
What IS it about Texas Republicans??? I posed this Q&A on Twitter this morning: Q: If a bad guy says, "Come closer and I'll shoot this guy" and someone comes closer, who do you blame for the guy getting shot? A: Obama. — Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) October 3, 2013 This is, at its most basic level, the situation in Congress […]Read more ›
Fear the tampon
[Photo/meme credit: Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog]
Last night the Texas Senate passed some of the most restrictive anti-Choice legislation in the country. It will reduce the number of clinics where Texas women can obtain a safe and LEGAL abortion to just five for the entire state.
At 2:22 p.m. yesterday, Burnt Orange Report reported that women were being forced to discard their tampons and pads before entering the legislative gallery. I’m not kidding.
Much more after the jump including a larger version of the Eclectameme.Read more ›
Can you hear me NOW? Anne and I were up until after 1:00 a.m. watching the livestream of the Texas Senate last night, riveted by the drama and tweeting like mad people. We weren’t alone. At 1:00 a.m. ET, there were nearly 200,000 people watching the livestream. In the end, I ended up with three new heroes yesterday, all of […]Read more ›
Ms. Davis Goes to Washington
In honor of Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster of anti-woman, anti-choice SB 5 being rammed through by Republicans in the Texas legislature:
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Yeah, that’s a panhandle.
Get all the news you need to know about Senator Davis’s 13-hour talking filibuster at the Burnt Orange Report. They’re killing it.Read more ›
Texas Republican Steve Stockman: Violence Against Women Act is wrong because it helps liberals & “change gendered” people
When you’re giving Michele Bachmann a run for her money, you’re definitely going off of the rails on the Crazy Train This past week, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann attempted to solidify her position as the “Craziest Person in Congress” with not one, not two, but THREE different comments. First, she was chased down a hallway by a CNN reporter trying to […]Read more ›
Mr. Secessionist himself, Texas Governor Rick Perry is asking for federal help: Gov. Rick Perry has appealed to President Barack Obama to declare the state a major disaster area as wildfires strike or threaten all but two of the state’s 254 counties… A “major disaster declaration” would make the state eligible for help in responding to and recovering from the […]Read more ›