Texas GOP Wants Sen. Wendy Davis To (Literally) Pay For Her Filibuster

Alas, there is no handy Schoolhouse Rock that informs us how much three special sessions held by the Texas legislature cost. Every day that they decided on the sweeping abortion restrictions that eventually passed despite protesters' and civilian floor speakers' best efforts — and, oh yeah, basic rights — will cost… » 8/03/13 4:00pm 8/03/13 4:00pm

Wendy Davis Explains How Rick Perry Is Basically a Goon

Texas-based superhero Wendy Davis is having a moment in the national spotlight now, thanks to her 12-hour filibuster of Texas’ abortion bill. She’s so beloved that people even want to wear her sweet filibustering shoes, sort of the way kids put on Batman masks and chase their recidivist family pets around the living… » 6/30/13 2:30pm 6/30/13 2:30pm

The Taiwanese Rendering of Last Night's Filibuster Is Perfectly Insane

If you've been waiting patiently to see how Taiwanese animators would handle Wendy Davis' filibuster, your patience is about to be rewarded. Not only have animators depicted Senator Davis as Superwoman, but they've also inexplicably added hydraulic low-riders, electrocutions, ghosts and a t-rex to the already… » 6/26/13 6:50pm 6/26/13 6:50pm

A Look at the Fucking Ridiculousness of the Texas Abortion Debate

While attempting to fall asleep at 3 AM this morning, unable to relinquish my phone and stop refreshing Twitter even though I was in bed with my eyes half-closed, I tried to calm myself down by imagining how I would describe the political drama going down in Texas to a young person a decade or two from now, or maybe… » 6/26/13 1:10pm 6/26/13 1:10pm

The Filibuster in Texas Is the Best Reality Show About Your Womb Ever

The scene outside the gallery of the Texas Legislature for Senator Wendy Davis' filibuster of the inane abortion bill is a sea of orange. They stand with Wendy, and with the other members of the Senate who are attempting to kill the evil bill that would basically outlaw abortion in the state. » 6/25/13 11:41pm 6/25/13 11:41pm