I Watched Michael Bay's Benghazi Movie at Cowboys Stadium With 30,000 Pissed-Off Patriots

“Why didn’t we bomb the shit out of them?” a man asked me. “Why aren’t we bombing the shit out of ‘em? Give me a B-52 and I’ll go over there right now.” It was a chilly night in Texas, but his mind was more than 6,000 miles away, in Libya. He and I and some 30,000 other people had come to AT&T Stadium in Arlington,…

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Releases Bananas Plan to Overthrow the Federal Government

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a career, calling, and vocation out of suing the federal government—“I go into the office, I sue the federal government,” he famously said, back when he was the state’s attorney general, but today he took it to a new and special place. Abbott released an entirely insane, wholly…

Sheriff: Tonya Couch, Mother of 'Affluenza' Teen, Complained About Subpar Jail Accommodations

Tonya Couch, the mother of “affluenza teen” Ethan Couch, was brought back to Texas Thursday after going on the lam in Mexico with her kid and getting caught for ordering shitty pizza. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Friday he was forced to tell her jail was “not a resort” after she complained about being…

Led By New York, Cities Tell Supreme Court How Texas Abortion Laws Will Hurt Them Too 

The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of abortion provider Whole Woman’s Health, which is arguing that HB 2, Texas’ mammoth anti-abortion bill, is unconstitutional. The outcome of the case could determine abortion access for a generation, and not just in Texas. Monday evening, a group of cities including…

Texas Just Made It Much, Much Harder For Abused or Neglected Minors to Get an Abortion 

In May of this year, Texas passed HB 3994, a law making it nearly impossible for pregnant minors to obtain abortions without parental consent. For good measure, the Texas Supreme Court has now released an additional set of rules that could land those pregnant minors in legal limbo pretty much forever, or at least—as…

Officials Release Second Video in Fatal Police Shooting of Texas Man Apparently Raising Arms in Surrender

Police have released a second video of the August shooting death of Gilbert Flores by two Bexar County sheriff’s deputies, which was caught on video, and which shows Flores raising his hands in apparent surrender. On Wednesday, a grand jury declined to indict the officers involved.

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Here's a Bad Idea: Gun Rights Supporters to Stage Mock Mass Shooting at UT Austin

Here’s a tremendously bad idea that no one should actually do: supporters of guns on campus are planning to stage a mock mass shooting on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The “shooter” will be taken down by other people “armed” with cardboard guns. There will be fake blood and gunshot noises played through…

This Session of the Supreme Court Could Determine Abortion Access for Generations

Amy Hagstrom Miller is used to fielding frantic phone calls. She’s been working in abortion care since 1989; in 2003 she founded Whole Woman’s Health, a group of clinics in five states that provide gynecological care and abortions. In Texas, Whole Woman’s hotline is getting one particular call in particular, over and…