Pundits have often billed Republicans' national trouncing of Democrats in November as a triumph for fiscal conservatism, and in many ways it was. Unemployment and Washington spending were at the forefront of the minds of the Republicans who rushed to the polls and the independents who sided with them.
But last week's Texas House debate over requiring women to have sonograms before abortions showed that social conservatism, at least in this state, isn't going anywhere.
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