Government & Public Policy

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Ryan Poppe

Members of the State Board of Education are hearing testimony and examining a report on controversial textbook submitted as an educational companion for Texas schools’ Mexican-American Heritage class.

Critics say the book paints Mexican-Americans in a negative light, referring to them as lazy and drunkards in sections of the text.

Members of the Board like San Antonio Democrat Marissa Perez asked the book’s publisher, Momentum Instruction, which is headed up by former right-wing State Board member Cynthia Dunbar to remove the book from consideration.

Ryan Poppe

The online bullying of students needs to stop. That’s the message from two San Antonio lawmakers who filed legislation in Austin today.

Nov. 14th is the first day the lawmakers can file bills for the upcoming session and they wanted to ensure David Molak’s story is a top priority.

The election of Donald Trump to president might have staved off an attempted Texas secession from the United States.

Polls before the vote said that a large majority of Texas voters would support leaving the Union if Hillary Clinton won the White House.

But Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, says Trump's election is still a step forward in his cause for Texas independence.

David Martin Davies

Donald Trump is the president elect. The Republican captured the most electoral votes. But Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. There are many people who fear what a Trump presidency will do and they are taking to the streets to protest.

In Texas these anti-Trump protests are erupting and hitting the streets every major city. These have been peaceful but loud emotional outbursts.

Forrest Wilder is the editor of the Texas Observer a progressive and respected news magazine.

Donald Trump has not been elected president yet. What voters did on November 8th was pick the Electoral College who will vote for president on Dec 19th. 

Presently Democrat Hillary Clinton managed to capture only 228 electoral votes from the election. Republican Donald Trump won 290. It takes 270 votes to win the presidency. However, Clinton won the popular vote by almost two million. This is the second time in 16 years that the people's choice was snubbed and the winner of an archaic system is given the keys to the White House (Bush v. Gore.)

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