From Arraignment to Marital Arrangement—A Texas Youth’s Strange Day in Court

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Josten Bundy, 21, must write a Biblical verse twenty-five times daily for the next two years as part of his probation. Oh yeah, and he had to get married as well.

How Texas Shut Down A Prison

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Texas saved $2 billion for taxpayers by cutting prison spending while making the state safer.

#WacoThugs Exposed The Media’s Unfortunate Racist Double Standard

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The Waco biker gangs aren’t just murderers — they’re ‘thugs.’ Why won’t the media call them that?

Man Made Climate Change: Yes, it Really is a Thing

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So stop saying it’s not.

America Is A Prison State — But Not For The Reason Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists Think

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The Jade Helm controversy illustrates the racist double standard when it comes to communities of color.

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Women Make in the Early Stages of Divorce—and How to Avoid Them

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When her husband dropped the divorce bomb, Jenny Kanevsky had to deal with the fallout. Here are three crucial truths she learned.

Ted Cruz’s Journey Into The Wilderness

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The conservative firebrand from Texas isn’t going to be president anytime soon.

Sneaky Homophobes Are Undermining Gay Rights Progress

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Matthew Rozsa explains how bigotry and lack of honor go hand-in-hand.

Lewis Black on Voter Suppression: “Not on my Watch Baby”

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Current voter ID laws are voter suppression laws. They perverse our democracy and perpetuate failures of the existing version of our marketplace of ideas

Finally College Centers Meeting Needs of Underserved Students

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Imagine this: Today is your first day at college.

Dear Rick Perry: Stop Convincing People Terrorists are Crossing the Border in Mass Numbers

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Immigrants in the United States are already stigmatized enough, they do not need to be linked to the issue of terrorism.

Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s Fall from Grace. Just Desserts?

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The man who would be king? (Or at least potential running mate to the man who almost became king) is going to prison and out of public life for good.

Big Government, Texas Style

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The divide between conservatives and liberals is more about what government should do, not how big it should be.