Don’t get me wrong. The Republican party needs to die more. But my party might actually be the one willing to do something about it. I am not a strong believer in our winner take all system. It has eroded people’s faith in government, eaten at the core of the Republican party, and forced the Democratic party to hem and haw every time its values are questioned. It disallows progressives, libertarians, greens, and a whole host of other political groups from being able to cast votes in favor of their values. We are corralled into two camps aimed at voting against the fear we have in the other party instead of voting for our values. This is called negative partisanship and it is destroying our democracy.

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I have to say, when I saw your Facebook post this morning, I was shocked. You really are some kind of Maire Antionette, aren’t you? I personally know barbers – friends – that are in the position of opening in a pandemic or starving, and it’s because of politicians like you.

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“If there a judgment day I’m not going to answer for this.”  I needed counsel from a pastor friend recently. While we talked she said this, it stuck out.  I have been staring into the middle distance over the past few days almost numb, again. I can’t think about what to do because anything I…

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I want to congratulate Standard Lambert on his win.   To everyone who supported me, there is work to do.   Over the last year, there has been a lot of talk about fighting. I have heard “Democrats don’t fight” or “Democrats need to fight harder” but fighting only solves an immediate problem. Fighting is…

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I want to take a moment to wish you a happy Labor Day. If you have the day off today you should thank organized labor. Take some time today to reflect on how you have benefited from organized labor. Take the time to remember the men, women, and children who picketed for the labor freedoms…

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Some things are more important than how rich we are. We should set ourselves to a higher Standard. We are better than the Standard way of doing things.   The Chamber’s excuses for setting up their ‘pay to play’ scheme do not matter. Standard Lambert’s reasons for accepting do not matter. It is wrong. We…

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Why am I running? I get asked this a lot. Why am I running? I’m running because I love our state, the state of Texas, and I swell with pride just thinking of the people of this state and our heritage. But this great state is fighting against teachers. This great state is fighting against…

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Teachers are professionals. We should treat them like professionals.   Testing.   The only people who benefit from the STAAR test are the shareholders of the company creating the test. We should put an immediate stop to how we test in Texas.   Texas should test at the beginning of the year. This would allow…

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