Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 32: A Shooting, A Death Penalty Case And The 2018 Elections

Posted on · "The only thing I know, because you can't necessarily keep guns out of the hands of people who are going to violate the law ... all I can say is, you know, in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have concealed-carry" - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Fox News after the Sutherland Springs shooting.

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How Likely is Another Constitutional Convention?

Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott last week (Jan. 8, 2016) joined the ranks of Republicans pushing for the first U.S. Constitutional Convention in more than 200 years. He called on Texas to take the lead in pushing for numerous constitutional amendments that would give states power to ignore federal laws and override decisions made by the U.S. […]

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On Constitution Day: A Reading of The Bill of Rights

Posted on · Today is Constitution Day, a federally observed day to recognize the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document on which the structure of our federal government was delineated, and with it came ten amendments, known as The Bill of Rights. While 17 more have been […]

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What Would Your 28th Amendment Be?

Posted on · There are 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The first ten, of course, are the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The other seventeen Amendments include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one establishes Prohibition, another repeals it. From time to time, citizens call for […]