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The NRA Exists to Keep Weapons Profits Booming and Guns in the Hands of the State and Right Wing

The NRA is holding its annual convention just days after the Uvalde school shooting. The group exists to protect gun industry profits and the state’s monopoly on violence, and keep guns in the hands of right-wingers.

Ezra Brain

May 27, 2022

The Supreme Court Will Hear the Texas Abortion Law Today. Where Is the Abortion Rights Movement?

The current leadership of the abortion rights movement has tied the struggle for abortion to the Supreme Court and the Democrats, but that’s a losing strategy.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 1, 2021

Texas Voting Rights Battle: All About Power, Not Democracy

Democratic lawmakers from Texas are attempting to prevent a vote on two bills that would restrict voting rights in their state. Republicans’ best shot at maintaining power may well be restricting ballot access, but the purpose of the Democrats’ response is to protect their own party’s power rather than to protect the democratic rights of Texans.

Olivia Wood

July 22, 2021

Forget the Alamo (and the White Supremacist History You Learned in School)

School children in Texas are required to learn about the "Heroes of the Alamo." But that is a white supremacist myth that the so-called "Texas Revolution" was fought in defense of slavery.

Nathaniel Flakin

June 30, 2021

Texas Bans Abortion

On May 19, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that makes abortion after six weeks of pregnancy illegal in the state of Texas, making Texas the state with the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation.

M.K. Kumar

June 7, 2021

ERCOT CEO Paid $883K Salary While Texans Face Crushing Electricity Bills

The deadly electricity fiasco in Texas is yet another example of how capitalism really works. The CEO of the grid is paid close to a million-dollar salary while the “market” generates bills to working-class people that could force them into bankruptcy.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 22, 2021

Hugs for Killer Cops and Bullets for Black People: Why We Can’t Forgive Our Oppressors.

The trial of Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer who murdered Botham Jean in his apartment, has sparked protest and controversy—especially after photos surfaced of Guyger being shown compassion and forgiveness by the judge, bailiff, and even Jean's brother. What is behind the overwhelming theme of forgiveness to people who murder Black people?

Julia Wallace

October 9, 2019

Migrants on Hunger Strike Are Being Force-Fed at Texas Detention Center

In the El Paso Processing Center in Texas, eleven migrants are on hunger strike against the conditions of the center, the slowness of their legal proceedings, and the verbal abuse they regularly receive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Ioan Georg

February 1, 2019

Who Is Beto O’Rourke?

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is quickly becoming a household name after coming within three percentage points of ruining Ted Cruz’s reelection in Texas. It is hard to overstate the enthusiasm O’Rourke’s campaign generated statewide and nationally. His record-breaking fundraising reached over $40 million, while he nominally refused corporate cash, and he received a series of high-profile celebrity endorsements, including from Beyoncé and LeBron James.

Renato Flores

November 12, 2018