Monthly Archives: February 2011

Obama Administration Un-Defends Marriage

February 28, 2011
Last week, the U.S. Attorney General – the nation’s most powerful attorney – announced that the Obama administration will stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense...

Fordham Institute Writers Get Defensive About Texas Social Studies Report

February 27, 2011
Topic: Update
History News Network is now being used to push back against us on our calling out of Fordham Institute’s flawed criticism of Texas Social Studies standards. ...

Is Transgender Protection Bill in Texas Headed for A Vote?

February 25, 2011
Topic: Update
Is a Transgender Protection Bill Headed for A Vote? Next Wednesday, the House Public Education Committee will hear HB 224, a Texas bill filed by Rep. Mark Strama,...

House Committee Hearing on Sonogram Bills

February 23, 2011
Topic: Update
4:55 p.m. HB 15 passes 9-3, now headed to Calendars Committee. 4:45 p.m. Rep. Sid Miller is now discussion his sonogram bill, HB 15. 4:05 p.m....

House Committee to hear Sonogram Bills Tomorrow

February 22, 2011
Topic: Update
Tomorrow, the Texas House State Affairs Committee will hear two versions of the sonogram bill (HB 15 and HB 201).  Rep. Geanie Morrison filed HB 201,...

GOP “Moderate” Pushes Back Against Flawed Fordham Institute Report; Supports Texas Teachers Attacked By D.C. Group

February 21, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update
SBOE member Pat Hardy has over 30 years of teaching Social Studies in Texas.  When it comes to this topic, it’s not hard to argue that...

Can Casino Gambling Save Texas Budget? Don’t Bet On It

February 18, 2011
Topic: Update
A lot of talk around the Texas Capitol this week that the Texas House has 90 votes in favor of casino gambling.  They need 100 votes to...

Democrat Senators Support Sonogram Bill; Statements

February 18, 2011
Topic: Update
Click here to see statement of Democrat Senator, Carlos Uresti.  SenUrestiStmt Other Dems that support the Sonogram bill are: Sen. Eddie Lucio and Sen. Judith Zaffirini....

Bipartisan Sonogram Bill Passes Texas Senate

February 17, 2011
Topic: Update
Stay posted for updates from inside the Texas Capitol. 2:53 p.m. SB 16, the Sonogram Bill, passes 21-10.  All Rs except, Sen. Wentworth, voted for the...