From the Never Give Up Barry Klein

From the never give up Barry Klein of Houston, we received this inspiring message (see below) on Christmas. With it, was a reminder of  the Drifter’s “White Christmas” — a simply delightful present to all who celebrate this time of year!  It was Barry who sounded the alarm in the 2015 legislative session when Texas Lobby King — oil and gas — with a little help from some key municipal Democrats, tried to gut municipal petition rights in Texas. We[…]

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As our country mourns the dead — LIV News, June 3

As our country mourns the dead and celebrates their uniqueness, we suggest you read this very personal and beautiful account of those who knew  “gentle giant”, George Floyd in Texas Monthly. Special thanks to Richard Winger (Ballot Access News & Center for Competitive Democracy) for his review of Lee Drutman’s revolutionary new book, “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop.” Drutman’s proposals for fundamental restructuring of our electoral system may be required to heal and unite our country today. LIV is here[…]

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Winger Book Review: Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop by Lee Drutman

Here’s what Rich Winger of Ballot Access News wrote about Lee Drutman’s new  humdinger of a book “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop”. Note: LIV has a study group going on this important book. Get the book and reach us if you want to join us. Although the title may sound lurid, “Doom Loop” is an established term. A synonym is “Reinforcing feedback loop”. A microphone connects to an amplifier; the microphone picks up a whisper; the amplifier makes the whisper[…]

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Memory Loss of Memorial Day

Americans have suffered memory loss of Memorial Day at a moment when it’s urgently important for us all to remember. In this issue: ► The Origins of Memorial Day ► Kinder Morgan Punctures Vista Ridge Pipeline! ► Help Push The Prime Act Over Finish Line! (Call Bernie, y’all!) ► Important Updates ► VERY Important Events ► The Origins of Memorial Day:  Why do so few of us know the origins of Memorial Day? The answer is seen in this uniquely[…]

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