Grab and Squat Briscoe

We can all have a good laugh about this year’s Texas House Elections Committee, now that it’s being chaired by Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park). This has everyone we know – from all political camps – scratching their heads. Some have likened the appointment to giving someone with COVID the right to sneeze into the punch bowl. Here’s another laughable irony. We independents call the practice of legislators filing a bill then sitting on it, “Grab and Squat”. Last session,[…]

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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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