To fully realize the negligence and timidity of Greg Abbott and other Texas Republicans failing to muster the courage to call on indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton to step down, just take a look at what is happening in Pennsylvania where a similar scandal is unfolding.
There will be celebration and remembrance today on the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Voting Rights Act. Texans can be enormously proud of the role our past leaders played in adopting and extending the VRA. LBJ proposed and pushed the historic law through Congress in 1965. George W. Bush signed the extension of the VRA in 2006.
Court upholds lower court and sides with Veasey plaintiffs that Texas voter law illegally discriminates against minority Texans
The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the Texas voter ID law violates Section 2 of the U.S. Voting Rights Act by discriminating against Texas minority citizens. In its conclusion the Court wrote:
Cruz’s "good man" faces three felony counts for swindling Texans
Ted Cruz wants to be President and is among the ten Republicans who will take part in the first major GOP debate later this week. Cruz has built his reputation by lashing out at other politicians while presenting himself as someone willing to address an issue straight-on. So why is Cruz now refusing to talk about Ken Paxton, the indicted Texas Attorney General he backed and campaigned for last year?
Abbott’s words and actions on refugees expose a fearful and dangerous nature
In the hours and days following the terrorist attack in Paris, Greg Abbott had a responsibility to speak constructively on the refugee problem, to reassure worried Texans and help undermine the goals of the ISIS terrorist network. He failed this basic test of leadership.