Tag: Texas

Abortion Activists Rely on Social Media More Than Ever After Roe—and That Has Risks

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe in June, Sanchez estimates that Cedar River’s reach on Facebook is between 50 to 75 percent lower than it used to be, a dissonant development given renewed interest in abortion policy in recent months. (For comparison, less overtly politicized digital spaces have seen the opposite effect: In August, The […]

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Biden warns oil and gas industry not to hike energy prices over Hurricane Ian

President Biden warned U.S. energy companies against using the impacts of Hurricane Ian to hike gas prices in remarks Wednesday morning.  “Do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people,” Biden said at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. “The price of oil has stayed […]

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How Does Reproductive Justice Win?

Like many groups within the movement to preserve abortion access, the Texas coalition had been operating in crisis mode. For years, the Texas legislature had emitted a stream of bills taking aim at abortion, transgender children, immigrants, and voting rights. Niceties had fallen aside in the relentless, fast-paced churn of the legislative session, according to […]

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Activists Flood Election Offices With Challenges

In Michigan, the secretary of state’s office said an attempt to challenge 22,027 ballots at once was invalid — state law says challenges must be submitted one at a time rather than in bulk, Jonathan Brater, director of the state’s Bureau of Elections, wrote in a letter to local officials. Mr. Brater highlighted other issues […]

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Brittney Griner’s Former Baylor Coach Offers Callous Response to Her Russian Detainment

Advertisement Griner played for Mulkey for four years at Baylor, leading the team to two final four appearances and one national championship. Considering how essential the Phoenix Mercury center was to the coach’s success, her lack of support did not go over well with the rest of the basketball world, especially her former players. Queen […]

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Ron DeSantis Is Making an Asylum Crisis of His Own

When nearly 50 migrants were lured onto a pair of planes in San Antonio and dumped on Martha’s Vineyard this month, a sequence of events arranged by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, it was an escalation of what his fellow Republican governor, Greg Abbott of Texas, has been doing since spring: sending busfuls of migrants […]

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No Justice For Jonathan Price: ‘All-White Jury’ Acquits Ex-Texas Cop Accused Of Murdering Black Man

NewsOne Featured Video Mourners attend a funeral service for Jonathan Price at Wolfe City High School Football Field on October 10, 2020, in Wolfe City, Texas. | Source: Montinique Monroe / Getty Just under two years ago, 31-year-old Black man Jonathan Price was shot and killed by a Texas police officer who tried to detain […]

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Former Texas Police Officer Acquitted in 2020 Shooting Death of Black Man

A white police officer who shot and killed a 31-year-old Black man in Texas two years ago and whose response was deemed “not objectively reasonable” by a preliminary investigation was acquitted of murder by a jury on Thursday. The officer, Shaun Lucas, shot the man, Jonathan Price, four times in the torso on Oct. 3, […]

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Beto O’Rourke on Abbott’s Dehumanizing Stunts and Why He Hopes an Upset Looms in Texas

Gov. Beto O’Rourke of Texas. A few months ago, the wind appeared to be at O’Rourke’s back, as he fought to make that happen, to become the first Democratic governor of the state since Ann Richards over a quarter century ago. He was gaining ground on the incumbent, Greg Abbott, following the mass shootings in […]

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The Megastate G.O.P. Rivalry Between Abbott and DeSantis

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida wanted to irritate a set of wealthy, liberal elites when he flew migrants to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas, delivering them a slice of the humanitarian crisis simmering along the nation’s southern border. But Mr. DeSantis’s stunt also annoyed an entirely different group — fellow Republicans in Austin, […]

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Beto O’Rourke Condemns Dehumanizing Stunts

Gov. Beto O’Rourke of Texas. A few months ago, the wind appeared to be at O’Rourke’s back, as he fought to make that happen, to become the first Democratic governor of the state since Ann Richards over a quarter century ago. He was gaining ground on the incumbent, Greg Abbott, following the mass shootings in […]

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There Is a Way to Solve the Problem of Hyperpartisan Judges

The Fifth Circuit disagreed. Writing for the panel, Judge Andrew Oldham, a Trump appointee, upheld the law. For Oldham, “moderation” is little more than censorship. Of course, the First Amendment “protects every person’s right to ‘the freedom of speech,’ ” Oldham writes. “But the platforms argue that buried somewhere in the person’s enumerated right to […]

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Texas Town’s First Black Woman Police Chief Grew Up ‘Terrified’ Of Cops

NewsOne Featured Video Source: screenshot / Click Houston Officer Arika Carr is making history in Arcola, Texas. The decorated cop has now become the first Black woman to serve as chief of the Arcola Police Department. Last Tuesday, Carr was sworn in after the city council unanimously voted to appoint her to her new position […]

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Texas Sheriff Getting Threats After Saying He’d Investigate DeSantis for Migrant Plane Stunt

A Texas sheriff announced Monday that he would investigate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration flying Venezuelan migrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard last week. And now, his office says, it’s received “numerous threats.” Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, where the flight last week originated, announced Monday that he was opening an investigation into […]

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No Other State Has Banned As Many Books As Texas Over The Last Year, Report Shows

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Brandon Bell / Getty It should surprise absolutely no one that the state of Texas has basically established itself as the book-banning capital of America. According to the Texas Tribune, a new report shows the Lone Star State banned more books from school libraries this past year than any other state […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Texas Social Media Law on Censorship

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court’s order blocking a Texas law that stops large social media platforms from removing political posts, a blow for tech companies that say their content moderation decisions are protected by the Constitution. “Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to […]

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Migrants Flown to Martha’s Vineyard Say They Were Misled

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Migrants shipped to this elite vacation island by Florida’s Republican governor said on Friday that they had been misled about where they were being taken, prompting immigration lawyers to promise legal action as the group of Venezuelans were relocated temporarily to a federal military base. The lawyers said they would seek an […]

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How Scores of Migrants Were Sent to Martha’s Vineyard and D.C.

WASHINGTON — A pair of southern Republican governors this week used scores of migrants in a political stunt designed to bludgeon Democrats about the state of the nation’s immigration system, loading the migrants onto airplanes and buses bound for heavily progressive places to the north. But while the political message from Gov. Ron DeSantis of […]

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Biden sings ‘Happy Birthday,’ hits GOP over immigration at Latino gala

President Biden scored winners and losers of a recent legislative action, took aim at the GOP over immigration and sang “Happy Birthday” to a member of Congress in his address to Washington’s Hispanic establishment Thursday. Biden delivered the keynote speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala, the first such live event since 2019, […]

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DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Migrants Stunt Shows the Asylum System Is Broken

Since April, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has bused over 7,900 migrants from the state to Washington, D.C. In August, he began sending them to New York. Now, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is getting in on the act, sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. To hear Mr. Abbott tell it, […]

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Migrant Crisis Puts N.Y. ‘Right to Shelter’ Law to the Test

On Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams showed off a new welcome center for the thousands of migrants who are being bused from the border to New York, as evidence of how the city is going above and beyond to “meet its obligation” to house the newcomers. There would be Covid vaccinations for school, neon-colored sneakers and […]

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Florida Flies 2 Planeloads of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

About 50 migrants unexpectedly arrived by plane on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, local officials said, escalating a tactic in which Republican-led states have shipped busloads of migrants to liberal bastions like Washington and New York to protest the significant rise in illegal immigration under President Biden. The migrant group, which included children, arrived on two […]

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Can Life-of-the-Mother Abortion Exceptions Work?

In addition to granting new political hope to Democrats, the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has clarified the ground of public argument about abortion. As abortion-rights supporters have pressed their sudden political momentum, three pro-choice arguments have loomed particularly large: an argument about abortion in life-threatening circumstances; an argument about the unique physical […]

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White Professor Sues Texas A&M For Recruiting ‘Underrepresented’ Racial Groups To Increase Faculty Diversity

NewsOne Featured Video 12th Man Statue on the campus of Texas A&M University on November 24, 2005, in College Station, Texas. | Source: Getty Images / Getty The seemingly neverending story about white people trying to prove they are victims of so-called reverse racism had its latest chapter written in Texas, where a college professor […]

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Conservatives Want You to Die for Their Personal Beliefs

Conservative commentators have characterized gay men as sex-crazed perverts who lack the self-control to stay away from orgies like the “gay San Francisco fuckfest” (podcaster Steven Crowder’s words) that coddling Democrats refused to clamp down on. The Federalist’s Chad Felix Greene, a self-described gay conservative, wrote that it “really isn’t too much to ask for […]

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How Book Bans Turned a Texas Town Upside Down

The lawsuit is among a wave of other legal actions that have emerged in the wake of the book bans. Two months earlier, the A.C.L.U. of Missouri filed a lawsuit on behalf of two students against the Wentzville School District over its decision to remove eight books from school libraries including “The Bluest Eye,” by […]

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Texas High School Students Caught Making Monkey Noises Towards Black Volleyball Players

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In Voter Fraud, Penalties Often Depend on Who’s Voting

Charles Eugene Cartier, 81, of Madison, N.H. and Attleboro, Mass., pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to voting in more than one state, a Class B felony, in the 2016 election. He was fined $1,000 plus a penalty assessment of $240, and had his 60-day prison sentence suspended on condition of good behavior. At least four […]

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