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  • Texas hates the federal government. Unless it needs disaster relief.

    Texas hates the federal government. Unless it needs disaster relief.
    As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested -- and President Barack Obama has granted -- federal help.
  • Robert B. Reich: State of disaster

    As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested -- and President Obama has granted -- federal help. I don't begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we're all...

    A congressional climate change denier's disingenuous defense

    A congressional climate change denier's disingenuous defense
    As chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is one of the most eminent and influential climate change deniers in Congress. He's also mightily irked that we described his press release announcing his...

    House Republicans want to gut key American principle

    House Republicans want to gut key American principle
    The Civil War era's 14th Amendment, granting automatic citizenship to any baby born on American soil, is a proud achievement of the Party of Lincoln. But now House Republicans are talking about abolishing birthright citizenship. A House Judiciary...

    Texas schools pressed to accommodate influx of young immigrants

    Texas schools pressed to accommodate influx of young immigrants
    A year ago, the Las Americas Newcomer Middle School serving the low-income Gulfton neighborhood started the semester with 150 immigrant and refugee students. When the new school year began last month, enrollment skyrocketed to 325 students, most of them...