Tag: Texas

The Battle for Texas

On this day in 1846, Congress declares war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent Republic of Texas, which had opted to join the United States after establishing its independence from Mexico a decade earlier. The new president wanted Texas as part of the United […]

Maddow: If You Want To Vote In Texas, It Will Help To Be White (VIDEO)

Using the great state of Texas as a test case, Rachel Maddow excoriated the GOP’s voter suppression efforts ahead of future elections. Maddow goes to great lengths to expose the motivations and machinations behind the thrust to make it harder for people to work. Well, not people, per se, but non-white people. Using the minority […]

Howard Dean States The Obvious: Ted Cruz 'Doesn't Know Anything About Health Care' (VIDEO)

Of course, just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean it didn’t need to be said. During a CNN interview on Sunday, former Vermont Governor (D), Howard Dean went right at Ted Cruz over his continuing and doomed effort to repeal Obamacare. “Ted Cruz may be a very good politician but he certainly doesn’t know anything about […]