Category Archives: politics

Texas Governor Perry Indicted on Charges of Abuse of Power

The investigation centered on Mr. Perry’s veto power as governor. His critics asserted that he used that power as leverage to try to get an elected official and influential Democrat — Rosemary Lehmberg, the district attorney in Travis County — … Continue reading

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Two Texas republicans battle it out in Iowa

Senator Ted Cruz and governor Rick Perry begin their race for the republican presidential nomination this weekend in the Iowa primaries. This should be interesting.

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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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16-year-old made a plug-in that reveals where politicians get their cash He can’t even vote yet. The plug-in is called Greenhouse, and it works similarly to the “reveal codes” function. “After installing the plugin on Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, Greenhouse … Continue reading

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Anarchists, group sex, and the Best Party worked well for Iceland

Anarcho/surrealists took power of the Icelandic government. A comedian ex-punker became mayor of Reykjavik, and it all worked. “More punk, less hell.”

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What’s up at Amarillo City Hall?

Originally posted on High Plains Blogger:
I posted a blog recently about the Amarillo Animal Control Department troubles and suggested that the verdict may be in on the fate of the two top animal control officials who have been put…

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Cell phones and the 4th Amendment

“On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether law enforcement officers during an arrest may search the contents of a person’s mobile phone without a warrant. The court should recognize that new technologies do not alter basic Fourth Amendment principles, … Continue reading

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Red states lead the nation in states requiring federal funding

Texas comes in at 15th place, Mississippi comes in 1st, and Oklahoma comes in at #7. More from Latina Lista article…

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Net neutrality gone, and it’s up to people to talk back

“The Devil will be in the details” of the new FCC rules. Once a long-neutral arena where ownership didn’t apply any more than a boat out at sea applied to a certain country because it was in international waters, the … Continue reading

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Texas, an ERA state

Were Texas and the other states who ratified the federal Equal Rights Amendment ahead of their time? Texas has the amendment in the Bill of Rights in its state constitution.  (See 3a.) Some interesting history of why Texas had its … Continue reading

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