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Texas news and analysis from The Nation
June 1, 2017
Texas’s SB 4 Is the Most Dramatic State Crackdown Yet on Sanctuary Cities
The law is Texas’s acknowledgement that the federal government is dependent on local law enforcement to carry out its deportation agenda.
April 11, 2017
A Big Win for Voting Rights in Texas and a Big Loss for Trump
Rebuking Jeff Sessions, a federal court rules that Texas’s voter-ID law intentionally discriminated against minority voters.
March 11, 2017
Federal Court Rules Texas Gerrymandering Unconstitutional
The court found that Republicans drew discriminatory district lines. That's very bad news for Paul Ryan.
February 27, 2017
Trump’s Justice Department Is No Longer Opposing Texas’s Discriminatory Voter-ID Law
Jeff Sessions reverses the Obama administration’s position in a crucial voting-rights case.
December 9, 2016
Inspired by Standing Rock, West Texans Take Action to Fight Another Pipeline
Opponents of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline are finding hope in their last resort.
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December 6, 2016
Trump’s Lies About Voter Fraud Are Already Leading to New GOP Voter-Suppression Efforts
Republicans are rushing to make it harder to vote in states like Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.
October 14, 2016
GOP States Keep Ignoring Court Orders to Restore Voting Rights
Wisconsin, Ohio, Texas, and North Carolina won’t stop suppressing the vote.
October 6, 2016
Texas’s Voter-Registration Laws Are Straight Out of the Jim Crow Playbook
Compare them to Oregon’s, which make voting incredibly easy.
September 8, 2016
The Story Behind the Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Is Even Sadder Than We Realize
We don’t know exactly why these women died—but we know that they were poor and lacked medical care.
September 1, 2016
Who’s Behind the Right-Wing Assault on Public Universities?
A new documentary explores the hidden campaign to undermine state schools across America.