Sentenced to Wait: Efforts to End Prison Rape Stall Again

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The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in Washington 2003. It still hasn’t been fully implemented.

Men Conversing Rationally, Something Needed More In Online Comments Sections

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When a female teacher gives a fifteen year old a lap dance, you’d expect the news story itself to be the most disturbing part. You would be wrong.

A Kinder, Modernized Second Amendment

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Are threats and intimidation the M.O. of gun rights activists? Chris Hicke delves into one of the more divisive topics facing our nation today.

Twin 7-Year-Old Boys Fight off Carjacker Who Stole Car While They Were in it (Video)

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Two 7-year-old boys in Texas are being praised by law enforcement for their quick thinking after being caught in the middle of a carjacking.

With Money to be Made, Wind Power Booms in Oil-Rich Texas

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If you leave federal taxes out of the equation as inevitable, wind is a very profitable proposition at state level.

School Board Lets Trans Teacher Keep Her Job

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For once, there’s a happy ending to a story about ignorant parents attacking a transgender teacher: the school board of Lumberton, Texas has decided to stand by Laura Jane Klug, and returned her to her duties in the school system.

Accident

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In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” a car named Kiki gets in an accident. But what really hurts is the crash between the present and the past.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen

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“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

This is Not What You’d Expect a Cop to Do When He Pulls Over

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If you are expecting to see something out of “Cops”, think again.

‘Friday Night Lights’: A True Story of the Big Myth

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As the Texas high-school football playoffs enter championship weekend, one ex-player provides a first-person portrait of Friday Night Lights.

Texas National Guard Now Offering Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

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Georgia and Louisiana remain the only two states that are in violation of the Defense Department’s directive to ensure same-sex couples are afforded the same federal benefits through the National Guard as other married couples.

In Paris, A Bohemian Love at First Sight

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Queue the squeezebox and pop the champagne. This story of courtship gives us a reason to believe in mature romance.

What The Church Can Learn From the DMV (And How You Can Be Successful There)

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Nathan Loewen learns a lesson about diversity through an annoying trip to the DMV.

Alabama Grants Posthumous Pardon to ‘Scottsboro Boys’ Falsely Convicted in Racially Tinged Case

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Twice, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the boys’ convictions, the first time, issuing a landmark decision on the right to effective assistance of counsel, and the second time invalidating a trial that included no black jurors

The Awfulness of Rafael Cruz

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Rafael Cruz’s unfortunate outbursts highlights one of the biggest problems with the modern Republican Party.

Outgrowing Texas: A Gay Adolescence in the Lone Star State

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When people ask me how I survived growing up in Texas, I always admit that it sucked, but that I wouldn’t trade places with anyone. I’m proud of growing up there, and for out-growing it as well.