Democracy had a bad night late Tuesday/early Wednesday in the Texas Senate chamber where both sides worked to avoid the moral high ground. Both succeeded.
In the end, how the battle over a GOP-backed abortion restriction bill was fought became more important than what was in the bill. That’s saying a lot because the abortion restriction bill, killed by what Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called an “unruly mob,” was a very important measure.
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