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Writer, mother (but not of Dexter), rootless cosmopolitan. Lover of cats and loser of cords. Founder of Daily Action, profligate blocker
Sep 30, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
If you kind of pretty much already knew he's lying, this piece shows you why there's no doubt whatsoever he's lying.… He treated the public like we were idiots, like we wouldn’t notice as he pretended he was ralphing during Beach Week from too many jalapeños, as he feigned ignorance about sex slang, as he misread his own meticulously-kept 1982 summer calendar ...
Jun 14, 2018 20 tweets 12 min read
1. So many of us have been looking on with horror as a drama unprecedented since the days of Japanese internment has been unfolding in our nation. I’ve put together some ways we can stand up for American values. #FamiliesBelongTogether

2. Different people can do different things. Here are some general ideas and resources. #FamiliesBelongTogether

May 19, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
1. Remember that Onion headline that gets retweeted -- more angrily and more ironically -- every time another bunch of people get massacred?… 2. Remember how, every damn time this happens, we’re told it’s “too soon” to speak up, and to stick to “thoughts and prayers”?…
Apr 22, 2018 16 tweets 5 min read
1. Lots of people have commented on this picture from Barbara Bush's funeral in Houston -- saying that it's a reminder of a time when politics was less partisan. 2. The fact is, politics has always been partisan. Both parties have an interest in highlighting divisions, and so does the media: check out this brutally honest, head-bangingly infuriating piece about how the media treated Hillary Clinton.…
Apr 16, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
1. Why do I support Medicare for All and other forms of single-payer? Because universal health care is the next step toward a truly equal America.

2. Republicans and Democrats agree that our system is fundamentally broken. 71% of Americans agree that our system is “in a state of crisis” or “has major problems”…
Mar 26, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
1. During the March for Our Lives on Saturday, my 8-yr-old son Leo and I were walking arm in arm down Travis. “Look, Mommy!” He excitedly pointed at the poster in front of us: SCHOOLS ARE FOR LEARNING, NOT LOCKDOWNS. “We just had another lockdown yesterday!” 2. “You did?” I said, coming to a halt. My husband and I talk about gun violence whenever there is a news story about a mass shooting, which happens all too frequently—but my son has never demonstrated any interest in the topic.…
Feb 13, 2018 15 tweets 6 min read
1. I found out I was pregnant in Denver, at the Democratic convention, on the very day Obama accepted the nomination. As an American, it was thrilling to have a front-row seat to history. As a new mom, it was comforting to feel I had brought my son, Leo, into a better America. 2. The Obamas understood the challenges of working moms. I loved that Michelle Obama went to a job interview with an infant because her babysitter cancelled. I myself went back to work when my daughter was just 9 days old.…
Feb 1, 2018 21 tweets 5 min read
1. It's the perfect storm: a long history of voter suppression and gerrymandering, combined with the ongoing disaster of Hurricane Harvey. This is the situation, and this is what we are trying to do about it.… 2. "Because of Hurricane Harvey, about five percent of the registered voters in Harris County will not be able to vote at their usual location."…
Jan 25, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
1. Warning: these pictures, of flooded Houston, are shocking. More shocking? Nothing much is being done to prevent this happening again soon. That's why I'm unveiling the CREATE Plan for Houston's future. 2. CREATE is a simple plan to make Houston resilient, ensure the safety of our residents, and ​show the rest of the country how to face climate change, so we never have to look at images like this again.
Jan 20, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
1. Can I ask everyone a favor? People are acting like the #TrumpShutdown is the result of incompetence, and blaming others for letting things come to this pass. Are they not seeing that this is *deliberate*? This whole year has been about breaking things down. 2. Just think about what they have broken down. Codes preventing corruption. Codes of respectful speech. Codes of treating women and minorities. Codes of speaking of foreign nations. Codes of all our traditional American values.
Jan 18, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
1. WOMEN WARRIORS! I never thought I'd ever be on the cover of @TIME, but I've always known the Resistance is female. 2. Every day, I see another article saying that women are the biggest threat to Trump.…
Jan 14, 2018 22 tweets 7 min read
1. Martin Luther King Day is not just another excuse for a three-day weekend. It's a call to remember, and to pledge ourselves anew, to the most glorious part of our American heritage. 2. Remember those pictures from the Civil Rights Movement? They made the choice clear: were you with the girl trying to go to school, or were you with the racist bullies?
Jan 9, 2018 17 tweets 6 min read
1. The story of my Aunt Licie's necklace resonated with so many people, but I almost wish that it didn't--that it could be a charming, irrelevant anecdote from olden times.

2. To explain why it's not, I got up early this morning and hauled out some old keepsakes. Here's Licie -- short for Felicie, pronounced Litzie -- and her brother Franz, my grandfather.
Jan 6, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
1. See the necklace I'm wearing -- not that big or impressive, right? That's because it needed to be small enough to be smuggled past Nazi border guards. 2. My Aunt Licie brought it with her when she fled Germany in 1933. It was one of the very few possessions that made it with her to her new life in America.
Dec 28, 2017 18 tweets 5 min read
1. I've never been more proud to be a progressive. It's never been clearer to me what a contrast there is, and who's on the right side of history. Our values are American values. 2. Maya Angelou said: "When people show you who they are, believe them." We've had lots of chances to see who people are this year--and WE ARE THE MAJORITY.…
Dec 3, 2017 14 tweets 5 min read
1. Anyone got a minute to talk about gerrymandering? It may not sound exciting, but it's a big reason why Texas is a "red" state. This, for example, is the 7th Congressional District, where I'm running. 2. From this distance, it looks like a chunk of Houston. A little oddly shaped, but there are lots of weirder ones, like the 4th district of Illinois:
Nov 25, 2017 14 tweets 3 min read
1. This is my daughter, Claudia. She just turned five: "Do I look taller?" she asked. 2. She's come a long way from the two-year-old who had a meltdown in front of the President. And we've come a long way since the days when our President was a decent man.