- Proposed Congressional Map Angers Democrats
April 28, 2011 – What really makes me angry is the degree to which journalists accept the partisan nature of redistricting. Much of the reporting on the issue centers on how legislators protect incumbents, and which party is angry at the other. The assumption is always that this is OK. Journalists should routinely be asking why a gerrymandered, community-dividing map is acceptable, and why it is OK to consider the impact of redistricting on incumbent legislators. These seats do not belong to legislators, they belong to the people and communities of this state.
- Facebook Launches Deals in Austin Today
April 26, 2011 – Oh, that’s what that Close box I clicked was all about. I didn’t even read the dang thing.
- Reports of typewriterâ€™s death are premature
April 26, 2011
- Bus driver who refused to bring women to Planned Parenthood gets $21K in settlement
April 25, 2011 – I’m sure that talk radio, which always enjoys a good outrageous lawsuit verdict, will be all over this. No I’m not. The driver was asked to drive a bus, not to perform an abortion or even dispense abortion-causing drugs. And of course, the odds are that the passengers weren’t even seeking abortion services.
- Outside Groups Lobby Texas Budget Writers
April 25, 2011 – Just musing on language again: what is an "outside group?" I have no affection for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, butt I daresay that they are no more "outside" than AT&T's PAC, or the AFL-CIO, or my mom's organization of parents of mentally-disabled folks in state supported iving centers.
- Governor Perry Ask Texans to Pray for Rain
April 21, 2011 – I think he got the idea from the Georgia governor. While I’m at it, I’ll be praying for fair and nonpartisan redistricting, and a solution to the budget crisis that funds public education.