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This piece was originally published in the February 17, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.
— Harris County, TX Judge Lina Hidalgo on the deadly impact of historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures across Texas.
When you hear someone claiming Biden’s economic relief plan is “too big,” just remember how much Republicans spent to cut taxes for the rich.
Funny how $1.9 trillion isn’t too big a price tag when it means the wealthy won’t have to pay their fair share.
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Roughly 3 million Texas residents are (still!) suffering through severe power outages and below-freezing conditions. Experts say this winter storm’s severity, like Hurricane Harvey and countless other devastating extreme weather events before it, was intensified by climate change.
Despite several reports of homeless individuals dying from the freezing temperatures and a spike in carbon monoxide poisoning as desperate Texans resort to turning on their cars in their garages to stay warm, Texas’s governor is nowhere to be found. Nowhere, that is, except Fox News.
If you’re looking for a way to help Texas, here is a list of groups that are helping get at-risk Texans to safety.
A new study found that the presence of an armed officer is actually associated with more deaths during school shootings. Researchers examined every shooting in a K-12 school over the last four decades and discovered that three times as many people were killed when an armed officer was present than when there was no officer present. This won’t come as a surprise, but more cops and more guns don’t seem to help de-escalate situations.
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