El Paso State Representative-elect Mary Gonzalez just came out as pansexual in an interview with Dallas Voice. In case you are wondering, pansexuals do not buy into the gender binary and, therefore, reject the term bisexual. They may be attracted to any gender identity. Continue reading
Things are changing in the Paul Sadler campaign. Today, he is opening a campaign headquarters in South Austin. Housed along with the Texas Democratic Party, his bid for the Senate is now gaining the support and structure that appeared to be lacking before the July 31 Runoff.
Y’all, the best part of the changes is the arrival of Doug Dodson, who got here Sunday night. Lately, I have been lingering around the TDP headquarters. From what I have eavesdropped by eating my egg and potato breakfast tacos in the room next door, this guy is pretty bad ass.
On Tuesday August, 7, 2012, we witnessed one of the reasons why it is imperative that 10-1 defeats 8-2-1 this year. John Lawler wrote some great questions to ponder.
Groundwork: Geographic representation is necessary in order to break up the interests that dominate the Council.The Council today is composed of 7 at-large seats. Using an all-at-large system for 40 years, we have had 40% of our Council elected from small neighborhoods in central Austin home to 10% of our citizens. We would have no minority council members if not for a “gentlemen’s agreement,” conspiring so that no insiders run against the Council’s chosen black candidate and hispanic candidate. Continue reading
Although he probably could have spent more time looking at the camera, President Bill Powers makes me proud to attend The University of Texas.
A diverse student body is essential to maintaining a quality well-rounded environment for learning and experiencing new things at college. According to the brief submitted by UT on Monday,
UT has learned through experience that diversity has invaluable educational benefits. These benefits include, but are not limited to, promoting cross-racial understanding; breaking down racial, ethnic, and geographic stereotypes; and creating an environment where students do not feel like spokespersons for their race.
Tucson. Aurora. Oak Creek.
The press releases and statements of sorrow from our elected officials are simply inadequate for the tasks they have been hired to do. Continue reading