What it means to be an American.

Today we celebrate our country's independence and the freedoms that make our nation the greatest in the world. We hope you're able to enjoy today's festivities, parades and fireworks and spend quality time with friends and family! As we celebrate today, let us remember the brave women and men in our Armed Forces who put themselves in harm's way to protect our freedom. We owe them a debt of gratitude today and every day. Let us also reflect on who we are as a country, and

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SCOTUS upholds racial gerrymandering in Texas.

The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling yesterday that rubber stamped Texas Republicans’ discriminatory redistricting maps. I am disappointed -- now we’re stuck with legislative maps that diminish the voices of our Hispanic and African American communities. Texans are growing tired of a rigged system that is meant to benefit one party at the expense of the voters. So if the Supreme Court won’t step in to protect our sacred right to vote, then we must double down on our efforts to elect strong candidates up and down

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Too little, Too late

As you may have heard, the Trump Administration finally changed their policy of separating parents and children at the US-Mexico border after a massive public outcry. But this is too little too late. The damage has already been done for so many children and families! The new executive order is still extremely limited, and it isn't clear at all how children already separated from their parents will be reunited. It also does nothing

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Woof! Happy Father’s Day

I’m Cora (left), and I’m Cassie (right). And we're just two dogs on a mission to make sure everyone has a wonderful Father’s Day today. We know there are lots of dads out there who deserve a big thanks for everything they do, but we want to give a special thanks to our pops -- State Representative Chris Turner. Woof! Woof! Our dad rescued us from the Fort Worth Humane Society, but that’s not the only thing that he’s done to help people (or pooches) like us.

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Alone and in pain for 17 hours

The Dallas Morning News recently published a five-part investigative series highlighting the failures of our state’s Medicaid managed care system for the most vulnerable in our state. For Democrats in the Texas House, this is absolutely unacceptable. Entitled “Pain & Profit,” the reports show some of the most egregious cases of mismanaged care in our state, all in the name of profit for private healthcare companies. In one sit

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