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We're Number One, Unfortunately

Texas is the worst, Cruz wants an intervention and Davis sets a date

By Katie Friel

Texas is #1! New census data released September 17 shows that once again, Texas has the highest rate of uninsured citizens in the United States. Nearly one in four Texans over the age of 19 lac ...


A CultureMap Dallas Exclusive

Parkland hospital whistleblower finally reveals all: A dangerous emergency room's politics

By Whitney Radley

Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern was launched into national scrutiny in 2007, following a slew of lawsuits filed by the hospital's former distinguished chair in s ...


Making a Difference

Liveable City celebrates 10 years of increasing quality of life in Austin

By Michael Graupmann

Every city in America experiencing significant growth like ours faces a particular set of social and economic challenges that can be incredibly daunting when approached as a whole. From afforda ...


Strong Words

"Preaching to the choir": Joe Biden asks the NAACP to imagine a Mitt Romney nightmare America

By Whitney Radley

Vice President Joe Biden's keynote at the 2012 Annual Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Thursday morning was expected to serve as a so ...


Respect For Showing

Boo Man: Mitt Romney tells the NAACP he's the prez who would truly help African-Americans

By Tyler Rudick

Amidst reluctant clapping and several moments of loud booing, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney weathered a 25 minute speech at the NAACP national conference Wednesday morning ...


Hometown Glory

Rick Perry's sweet revenge: Texas rated No. 1 in the country for business (again)

By Sarah Rufca

No surprise here: Texas is No. 1 once again in CNBC's list of America's Top States for Business for 2012. It's the third time that Texas has nabbed the top spot since CNBC started t ...


Fantasyland?

Rick Perry claims all Texans already have health care: Defies belief in Fox News appearance on Obamacare rejection

By Sarah Rufca

Texas has the highest rate of uninsured citizens in the country — a fourth of Texans lack medical coverage — but that hasn't swayed Gov. Rick Perry into implementing Obamacare. ...


Ouch!

Texas in bad shape: Lone Star State at bottom of the pack in health care rankings

By Michael Graupmann

While we generally love being at the top of every ranking, the latest findings from The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHCRQ) are a little harder to swallow. According to the 12-i ...


Just In Time

Texas women win (for now): State blocked from cutting off Planned Parenthood funding

By Whitney Radley

In early 2012, Governor Rick Perry and Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom Suehs signed on a rule to exclude the state's Planned Parenthood affiliates from the federally-funde ...


An Ignorant Rule?

Rick Perry's ridiculous budget cuts won't keep Planned Parenthood down: Health provider sues Texas to keep clinics open

By Whitney Radley

The so-called "war on women" continues — but as we all know, ladies won't go down without a fight.  On Wednesday, Texas Planned Parenthood affiliates filed a federal la ...


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